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Welcome to Waynesville ...

The town of Waynesville is located in Haywood County<1> and is the County Seat for Haywood County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waynesville has a population of 10,162 people<3> (see below for details).

Waynesville was established in 1809.

The community of Waynesville is 2,700 feet [823 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation 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 is located in the (828) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waynesville had an population of 10,162 people. This is an increase of 2.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waynesville had a population of 9,869 people (or 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 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 (which had a count of 9,232 people).

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.

Communities near Waynesville ...

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

  • Canton [Haywood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
    • Canton [Haywood County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Waynesville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<6>
  • Sylva [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylva
    • Sylva [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Waynesville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,739 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylva
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylva<6>
  • Clyde [Haywood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Haywood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Waynesville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,308 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<6>
  • Webster [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
    • Webster [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Waynesville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Forest Hills [Jackson County]
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      • Forest Hills [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Waynesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 376 people
      • Forest Hills has also been known as:
      • Forest Hills village
      • Village of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Hills<6>
    • Dillsboro [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillsboro
      • Dillsboro [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Waynesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillsboro<6>
    • Bethel [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Haywood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Waynesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Maggie Valley [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maggie Valley
      • Maggie Valley [Haywood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Waynesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maggie Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maggie Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maggie Valley<6>
    • Balsam [Jackson County]
    • West Canton [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Canton
      • West Canton [Haywood County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Waynesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Canton

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Waynesville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waynesville. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Waynesville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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: www.gov.co.haywood.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 Haywood, 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 Waynesville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waynesville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaynesvilleOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Waynesville 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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