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Welcome to Wadesboro ...

The town of Wadesboro is located in Anson County<1> and is the County Seat for Anson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wadesboro has a population of 5,263 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Wadesboro.

Wadesboro is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Wadesboro lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Wadesboro: (704) and (980)<4>

The ZIP code for Wadesboro: 28170<5>

Websites for Wadesboro ...

Official Website: www.cityofwadesboro.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wadesboro had an population of 5,263 people. This is a decrease of 9.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 48.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wadesboro had a population of 5,813 people (which is 21.57% of the total population of Anson County). This makes Wadesboro the county's most populous community.

The population of Wadesboro represents 0.06% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 120th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,813 people, the population of Wadesboro increased 63.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,552 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wadesboro.

Adding Wadesboro to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wadesboro in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Wadesboro was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Wadesboro on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wadesboro on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Wadesboro ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Wadesboro - they are located in Florida, Kentucky and Louisiana.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wadesboro.

Communities near Wadesboro ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wadesboro.

  • Rockingham [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockingham
    • Rockingham [Richmond County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Wadesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,520 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockingham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockingham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockingham<8>
  • Marshville [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshville
    • Marshville [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Wadesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,835 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshville<8>
  • Norwood [Stanly County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwood
    • Norwood [Stanly County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Wadesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,469 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwood<8>
  • Polkton [Anson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkton
    • Polkton [Anson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Wadesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,288 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield
      • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Wadesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesterfield<8>
    • Mount Gilead [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Gilead
      • Mount Gilead [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Wadesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Gilead
    • Ellerbe [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellerbe
      • Ellerbe [Richmond County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Wadesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellerbe have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellerbe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellerbe<8>
    • Ansonville [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansonville
      • Ansonville [Anson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Wadesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 586 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansonville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansonville
    • Morven [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morven
      • Morven [Anson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Wadesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morven
    • Peachland [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachland
      • Peachland [Anson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Wadesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peachland<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wadesboro. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wadesboro.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wadesboro. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wadesboro.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wadesboro. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wadesboro.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wadesboro ...

Looking for more information about Wadesboro? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wadesboro, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wadesboro.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Anson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wadesboro: www.cityofwadesboro.org/

The official website for Anson County: www.co.anson.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Anson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wadesboro.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wadesboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Wadesboro). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wadesboro or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wadesboro) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wadesboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WadesboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wadesboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9663, Longitude: -80.0769    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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