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Welcome to Washington ...

The city of Washington is located in Beaufort County<1> and is the County Seat for Beaufort County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Washington has a population of 9,516 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Washington is near sea level<3>.

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

Washington is located in the (252) area code.

Websites for Washington ...

Official Website: www.ci.washington.nc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Washington had an population of 9,516 people. This is a decrease of 2.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Washington had a population of 9,744 people (which is 20.4% of the total population of Beaufort County). This makes Washington the county's most populous community.

The population of Washington represents 0.1% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 86th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,744 people, the population of Washington increased 1.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,583 people).

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

Communities Also Named Washington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 55 communities that are also named Washington - they are located in Arizona (2), Arkansas (2), California (3), Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), Ohio (7), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Washington ...

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

  • Greenville [Pitt County]
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    • Greenville [Pitt County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,779 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<6>
  • Winterville [Pitt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterville
    • Winterville [Pitt County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,132 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winterville<6>
  • Vanceboro [Craven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vanceboro
    • Vanceboro [Craven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 955 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vanceboro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vanceboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vanceboro<6>
  • Simpson [Pitt County]
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    • Simpson [Pitt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpson
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Grimesland [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grimesland
      • Grimesland [Pitt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grimesland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimesland
    • Bath [Beaufort County]
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      • Bath [Beaufort County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bath<6>
    • Bear Grass [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Grass
      • Bear Grass [Martin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear Grass have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Grass
    • River Road [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Road
      • River Road [Beaufort County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Washington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Road have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Road
    • Pactolus [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pactolus
      • Pactolus [Pitt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Washington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pactolus
    • Pinetown [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinetown
      • Pinetown [Beaufort County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Washington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinetown

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 Washington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Washington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Washington. 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 Washington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Washington. Our list includes 52 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Washington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Washington ...

Looking for more information about Washington? 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 Washington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Washington.

Adding Washington to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Washington 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 Washington was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Beaufort County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Washington: www.ci.washington.nc.us/

The official website for Beaufort County: www.co.beaufort.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 Beaufort, 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 Washington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Washington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Washington) 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 Washington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WashingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5485, Longitude: -77.0507    
<5>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.
<6>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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