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Welcome to Whitakers ...

The town of Whitakers is primarily located in Edgecombe County<1>. A portion of Whitakers extends into Nash County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Whitakers has a population of 701 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Whitakers is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Whitakers: (252)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Whitakers had an population of 701 people. This is a decrease of 5.78% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Whitakers had a population of 744 people. This makes Whitakers the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 744 people, the population of Whitakers decreased 6.88% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 799 people).

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

Communities near Whitakers ...

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

  • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County]
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    • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Whitakers
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,689 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<6>
  • Tarboro [Edgecombe County]
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    • Tarboro [Edgecombe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Whitakers
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,575 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tarboro<6>
  • Nashville [Nash County]
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    • Nashville [Nash County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Whitakers
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,572 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashville<6>
  • Red Oak [Nash County]
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    • Red Oak [Nash County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Whitakers
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,492 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Enfield [Halifax County]
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      • Enfield [Halifax County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Whitakers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,260 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enfield<6>
    • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County]
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      • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Whitakers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,018 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharpsburg<6>
    • Princeville [Edgecombe County]
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      • Princeville [Edgecombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Whitakers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,901 people
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    • Scotland Neck [Halifax County]
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      • Scotland Neck [Halifax County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Whitakers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,810 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland Neck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotland Neck<6>
    • Dortches [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dortches
      • Dortches [Nash County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Whitakers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 964 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dortches have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Battleboro [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battleboro
      • Battleboro [Edgecombe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Whitakers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battleboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Battleboro<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Whitakers ...

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

Adding Whitakers to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Edgecombe County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Edgecombe, 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 Whitakers.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whitakers - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitakers) 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 Whitakers. 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 WhitakersOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitakers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1057, Longitude: -77.7129       In this case, the coordinates for Whitakers 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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