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Welcome to Yates ...

Yates is located in Ashe County<1>.

Yates is 2,910 feet [887 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Yates is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Yates lies within the (336) area code.

Communities Also Named Yates ...

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

Beyond North Carolina, there are 19 communities that are also named Yates - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan (3), Missouri, Montana (2), New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Yates ...

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

  • Boone [Watauga County]
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    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Yates
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<5>
  • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Wilkesboro
    • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southeast of Yates
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,082 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Wilkesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Wilkesboro<5>
  • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
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    • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of Yates
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkesboro<5>
  • Jefferson [Ashe County]
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    • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the north of Yates
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Trade [Johnson County]
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      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the west of Yates
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<5>
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
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      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blowing Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blowing Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blowing Rock<5>
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<5>
    • Dowell [Johnson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowell
      • Dowell [Johnson County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northwest of Yates
      • Estimated population in 2014: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dowell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lansing [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
      • Lansing [Ashe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<5>
    • Brownwood [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownwood
      • Brownwood [Ashe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of Yates
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownwood

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Yates ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Ashe County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ashe County: www.ashecountygov.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 Ashe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Yates - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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- Yates) 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 Yates. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from YatesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2897, Longitude: -81.4589    
<4>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.
<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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