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Welcome to Wrightsboro ...

Wrightsboro is located in New Hanover County<1>.

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

Wrightsboro is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Wrightsboro is located in the (910) area code.

Communities Also Named Wrightsboro ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Wrightsboro - they are located in Georgia and Texas.

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

Communities near Wrightsboro ...

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

  • Wilmington [New Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
    • Wilmington [New Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Wrightsboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 124,794 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<5>
  • Leland [Brunswick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
    • Leland [Brunswick County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Wrightsboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,647 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<5>
  • Boiling Spring Lakes [Brunswick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Spring Lakes
    • Boiling Spring Lakes [Brunswick County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Wrightsboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Spring Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Spring Lakes
  • Carolina Beach [New Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina Beach
    • Carolina Beach [New Hanover County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Wrightsboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,369 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carolina Beach<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Burgaw [Pender County]
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      • Burgaw [Pender County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Wrightsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burgaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burgaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burgaw<5>
    • Navassa [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navassa
      • Navassa [Brunswick County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Wrightsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navassa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navassa
    • Wrightsville Beach [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrightsville Beach
      • Wrightsville Beach [New Hanover County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Wrightsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,516 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrightsville Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrightsville Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wrightsville Beach<5>
    • Belville [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belville
      • Belville [Brunswick County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Wrightsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belville
    • Kure Beach [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kure Beach
      • Kure Beach [New Hanover County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Wrightsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,077 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kure Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kure Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kure Beach<5>
    • Northwest [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwest
      • Northwest [Brunswick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Wrightsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 806 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwest

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wrightsboro ...

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

Adding Wrightsboro to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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About New Hanover County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for New Hanover County: www.nhcgov.com/

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 New Hanover, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wrightsboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wrightsboro) 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 Wrightsboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WrightsboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wrightsboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2885, Longitude: -77.9211       In this case, the coordinates for Wrightsboro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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