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Welcome to Wentworth ...

The town of Wentworth is located in Rockingham County<1> and is the County Seat for Rockingham County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wentworth has a population of 2,724 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Wentworth is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Wentworth lies within the (336) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wentworth had an population of 2,724 people. This is a decrease of 2.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wentworth had a population of 2,807 people. This makes Wentworth the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Wentworth represents 0.03% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 213rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,807 people, the population of Wentworth increased 1.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,779 people).

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

Communities Also Named Wentworth ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Wentworth - they are located in Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nova Scotia, Quebec, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Wentworth ...

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

  • Eden (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Wentworth and is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,867 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden<6>
  • Reidsville (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reidsville
    • Reidsville lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Wentworth and is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,993 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reidsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reidsville<6>
  • Summerfield (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
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    • Summerfield lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Wentworth and is located in Guilford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,502 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerfield<6>
  • Stokesdale (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
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    • Stokesdale lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Wentworth and is located in Guilford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,555 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokesdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stokesdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stokesdale<6>
  • Mayodan (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
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    • Mayodan lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Wentworth and is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayodan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayodan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayodan<6>
  • Madison (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
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    • Madison lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Wentworth and is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,108 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<6>
  • Stoneville (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
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    • Stoneville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Wentworth and is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,261 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoneville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stoneville<6>
  • Ridgeway (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
    • Ridgeway lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Wentworth and is located in Henry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<6>
  • College Village (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Village
    • College Village lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Wentworth and is located in Rockingham County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Village
  • Belmont (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
    • Belmont lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Wentworth and is located in Rockingham County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wentworth ...

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

Adding Wentworth to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Wentworth

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Rockingham County

About North Carolina

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

The official website for Rockingham County: www.co.rockingham.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 Rockingham, 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 Wentworth.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wentworth - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wentworth) 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 Wentworth. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WentworthOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wentworth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3914, Longitude: -79.7510       In this case, the coordinates for Wentworth 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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