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Waynesville, North Carolina

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The location of Waynesville

Welcome to Waynesville ...

The town of Waynesville is located in Haywood County and is the County Seat for Haywood County.

The location of Waynesville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Waynesville has a population of 10,112 people<2> (see below for details).

Waynesville was established in 1809.

The community of Waynesville is 2,700 feet [823 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Waynesville is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Waynesville lies within the (828) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waynesville had a population of 9,869 people (which is 16.72% of the total population of Haywood County). This makes Waynesville the county's most populous community.

The population of Waynesville represents 0.1% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 84th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,869 people, the population of Waynesville increased 6.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,232 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Waynesville had an population of 10,112 people. This is an increase of 2.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.53% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Waynesville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Waynesville - they are located in Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waynesville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waynesville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waynesville. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Waynesville:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waynesville ...

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

Communities near Waynesville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Canton   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the East (E) of Waynesville

Sylva   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Waynesville

Located in Jackson County

Clyde   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Waynesville

Webster   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Waynesville

Located in Jackson County

Forest Hills   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Waynesville

Located in Jackson County

Dillsboro   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Waynesville

Located in Jackson County

Bethel   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of Waynesville

Maggie Valley   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Waynesville

Balsam   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Waynesville

Located in Jackson County

West Canton   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Waynesville

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Waynesville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Haywood County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Haywood County:

The official website for State of North Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waynesville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waynesville - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waynesville) 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 Waynesville. 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 Waynesville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waynesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4845, Longitude: -82.9997     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waynesville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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