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Welcome to Webster ...

The town of Webster is located in Jackson County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Webster has a population of 385 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Webster is 2,230 feet [680 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Webster is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Webster is located in the (828) area code.

The ZIP code for Webster: 28788<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Webster had an population of 385 people. This is an increase of 6.06% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Webster had a population of 363 people. This makes Webster the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 363 people, the population of Webster decreased 25.31% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 486 people).

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

Communities Also Named Webster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Webster: This one is located in Jackson County and the other is located in Rockingham County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 50 communities that are also named Webster - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire (2), New York (3), North Dakota, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin (3).

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

Communities near Webster ...

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

  • Waynesville [Haywood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesville
    • Waynesville [Haywood County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Webster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,557 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesville<7>
  • Franklin [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Macon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Webster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,121 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<7>
  • Hazelwood [Haywood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
    • Hazelwood [Haywood County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Webster
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
  • Bryson City [Swain County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryson City
    • Bryson City [Swain County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Webster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,443 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bryson City<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Maggie Valley [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maggie Valley
      • Maggie Valley [Haywood County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Webster
      • 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<7>
    • Ruby City [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby City
      • Ruby City [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Webster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby City
    • Wilmot [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmot
      • Wilmot [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Webster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmot
    • Tuckasegee [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckasegee
      • Tuckasegee [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Webster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckasegee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckasegee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuckasegee<7>
    • Balsam [Jackson County]
    • Paint Town [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint Town
      • Paint Town [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Webster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paint Town

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Webster ...

Looking for more information about Webster? 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 Webster, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Webster.

Adding Webster to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Mentions & References for Webster

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About Jackson County

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

The official website for Jackson County: www.jacksonnc.org/

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 Jackson, 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 Webster.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Webster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Webster). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Webster 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Webster) 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 Webster. 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 WebsterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Webster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3493, Longitude: -83.2169       In this case, the coordinates for Webster have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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