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Welcome to Watha ...

The town of Watha is located in Pender County<1>.

The location of Watha has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Watha has a population of 239 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Watha is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Watha: (910)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Watha had an population of 239 people. This is an increase of 25.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 58.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Watha had a population of 190 people. This makes Watha the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 190 people, the population of Watha increased 25.83% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 151 people).

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

Communities near Watha ...

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

  • Burgaw [Pender County]
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    • Burgaw [Pender County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Watha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,127 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burgaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burgaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burgaw<6>
  • Wallace [Duplin County]
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    • Wallace [Duplin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Watha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,859 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallace
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallace<6>
  • Rose Hill [Duplin County]
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    • Rose Hill [Duplin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Watha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,620 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rose Hill<6>
  • Magnolia [Duplin County]
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    • Magnolia [Duplin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Watha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 951 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greenevers [Duplin County]
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      • Greenevers [Duplin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Watha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 649 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenevers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Teachey [Duplin County]
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      • Teachey [Duplin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Watha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teachey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Saint Helena [Pender County]
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      • Saint Helena [Pender County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Watha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Atkinson [Pender County]
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      • Atkinson [Pender County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Watha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkinson<6>
    • Harrells [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrells
      • Harrells [Duplin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Watha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 191 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Murray Town [Pender County]
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      • Murray Town [Pender County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Watha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Watha. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Watha.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Watha. See our Newspapers Page for Watha.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Watha ...

Looking for more information about Watha? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Watha, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Watha.

Adding Watha to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Watha 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 Watha was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

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About Pender County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Watha. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pender County: www.pender-county.com/

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 Pender, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Watha.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Watha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Watha) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Watha. 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 WathaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6444, Longitude: -77.9629       In this case, the coordinates for Watha have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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