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Welcome to Zebulon ...

The town of Zebulon is located in Wake County<1>.

The pronunciation of Zebulon: ZEB-you-lun<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Zebulon has a population of 5,932 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Zebulon is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Zebulon: (919) and (984)<5>

The ZIP code for Zebulon: 27597<6>

Websites for Zebulon ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Zebulon had an population of 5,932 people. This is an increase of 33.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 46.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Zebulon had a population of 4,433 people. This makes Zebulon the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Zebulon represents 0.05% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 146th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,433 people, the population of Zebulon increased 9.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,046 people).

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

Communities Also Named Zebulon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Zebulon - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia (2), Kentucky and Mississippi.

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

Communities near Zebulon ...

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

  • Raleigh [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
    • Raleigh [Wake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Zebulon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 474,414 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<8>
  • Wake Forest [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wake Forest
    • Wake Forest [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Zebulon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,314 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wake Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wake Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wake Forest<8>
  • Garner [Wake County]
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    • Garner [Wake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Zebulon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,180 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garner have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garner<8>
  • Clayton [Johnston County]
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    • Clayton [Johnston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Zebulon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,458 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Knightdale [Wake County]
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      • Knightdale [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Zebulon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightdale have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knightdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knightdale<8>
    • Wendell [Wake County]
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      • Wendell [Wake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Zebulon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,387 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wendell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wendell<8>
    • Rolesville [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolesville
      • Rolesville [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Zebulon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,882 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolesville have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolesville<8>
    • Archer Lodge [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archer Lodge
      • Archer Lodge [Johnston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Zebulon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,322 people
      • Archer Lodge has also been known as:
      • Archer
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    • Louisburg [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisburg
      • Louisburg [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Zebulon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisburg<8>
    • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson's Mills
      • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Zebulon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson's Mills

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Zebulon ...

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

Adding Zebulon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Zebulon 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 Zebulon was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Zebulon on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Wake County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Zebulon: www.ci.zebulon.nc.us/

The official website for Wake County: www.wakegov.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 Wake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Zebulon. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Zebulon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Zebulon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<6>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 town (such as Zebulon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Zebulon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Zebulon) 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 Zebulon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ZebulonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zebulon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8243, Longitude: -78.3146    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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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