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Welcome to Whiteville ...

The city of Whiteville is located in Columbus County<1> and is the County Seat for Columbus County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Whiteville has a population of 5,299 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Whiteville is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Whiteville lies within the (910) area code.

The ZIP code for Whiteville: 28472<4>

Websites for Whiteville ...

Official Website: www.ci.whiteville.nc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Whiteville had an population of 5,299 people. This is a decrease of 1.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Whiteville had a population of 5,394 people (which is 9.28% of the total population of Columbus County). This makes Whiteville the county's most populous community.

The population of Whiteville represents 0.06% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 125th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,394 people, the population of Whiteville increased 4.78% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,148 people).

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

Communities Also Named Whiteville ...

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

Beyond North Carolina, there are 9 communities that are also named Whiteville - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia.

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

Communities near Whiteville ...

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

  • Tabor City [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tabor City
    • Tabor City [Columbus County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Whiteville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,893 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tabor City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tabor City<6>
  • Chadbourn [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chadbourn
    • Chadbourn [Columbus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Whiteville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,699 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chadbourn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chadbourn<6>
  • Bladenboro [Bladen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bladenboro
    • Bladenboro [Bladen County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Whiteville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,697 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bladenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bladenboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bladenboro<6>
  • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Waccamaw
    • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Whiteville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,392 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Waccamaw have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Waccamaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Waccamaw<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fair Bluff [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Bluff
      • Fair Bluff [Columbus County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Bluff
    • Clarkton [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkton
      • Clarkton [Bladen County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 741 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkton<6>
    • Bolton [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Columbus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolton<6>
    • Cerro Gordo [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cerro Gordo
      • Cerro Gordo [Columbus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cerro Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cerro Gordo
    • Boardman [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boardman
      • Boardman [Columbus County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boardman have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boardman
    • Orrum [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrum
      • Orrum [Robeson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Whiteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrum have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrum

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Whiteville. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Whiteville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Whiteville ...

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

Adding Whiteville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Whiteville: www.ci.whiteville.nc.us/

The official website for Columbus County: www.columbusco.org/main

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 Columbus, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Whiteville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whiteville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 city (such as Whiteville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Whiteville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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- Whiteville) 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 Whiteville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WhitevilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whiteville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3387, Longitude: -78.7036    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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