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Welcome to Wilkesboro ...

The town of Wilkesboro is located in Wilkes County<1> and is the County Seat for Wilkes County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wilkesboro has a population of 3,447 people<3> (see below for details).

Wilkesboro was established in 1800.

The community of Wilkesboro is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Wilkesboro: (336)

Websites for Wilkesboro ...

Official Website: www.wilkesboronorthcarolina.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wilkesboro had an population of 3,447 people. This is an increase of 1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wilkesboro had a population of 3,413 people. This makes Wilkesboro the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wilkesboro represents 0.04% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 183rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,413 people, the population of Wilkesboro increased 8.04% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,159 people).

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

Communities Also Named Wilkesboro ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Wilkesboro - it's located in Oregon.

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

Communities near Wilkesboro ...

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

  • Elkin [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkin
    • Elkin [Surry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Wilkesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,001 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkin<6>
  • Jonesville [Yadkin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
    • Jonesville [Yadkin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Wilkesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,206 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<6>
  • Taylorsville [Alexander County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
    • Taylorsville [Alexander County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Wilkesboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,140 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<6>
  • Arlington [Yadkin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
    • Arlington [Yadkin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Wilkesboro
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ronda [Wilkes County]
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      • Ronda [Wilkes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Wilkesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ronda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronda<6>
    • Love Valley [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Love Valley
      • Love Valley [Iredell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Wilkesboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Love Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Love Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Love Valley<6>
    • Fairplains [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairplains
      • Fairplains [Wilkes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Wilkesboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairplains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairplains
    • Millers Creek [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Creek
      • Millers Creek [Wilkes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Wilkesboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millers Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millers Creek<6>
    • Boomer [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boomer
      • Boomer [Wilkes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Wilkesboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boomer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boomer
    • Mulberry [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Wilkes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Wilkesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wilkesboro ...

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

Adding Wilkesboro to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wilkesboro: www.wilkesboronorthcarolina.com/

The official website for Wilkes County: www.wilkescounty.net/

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 Wilkes, 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 Wilkesboro.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wilkesboro - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Wilkesboro) 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 Wilkesboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WilkesboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilkesboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1416, Longitude: -81.1739       In this case, the coordinates for Wilkesboro 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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