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Welcome to Shell Creek ...

Shell Creek is located in Carter County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Shell Creek: Shell Crk. (or less commonly used: Shell Ck. or Shell Cr.)

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Shell Creek had a population of 20,335 people.<3> (see below for details).

Shell Creek is 2,650 feet [808 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Shell Creek is ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Shell Creek: (423)

Communities Also Named Shell Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Shell Creek - they are located in Florida, Nebraska and North Dakota.

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

Communities near Shell Creek ...

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

  • East Ridge [Washington County]
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    • East Ridge [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Shell Creek
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,317 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Ridge
  • Elizabethton [Carter County]
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    • Elizabethton [Carter County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Shell Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethton<6>
  • Unicoi [Unicoi County]
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    • Unicoi [Unicoi County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Shell Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,579 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unicoi<6>
  • Woodby Hill [Carter County]
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    • Woodby Hill [Carter County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Shell Creek
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,730 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodby Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
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      • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Shell Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<6>
    • Norris [Johnson County]
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      • Norris [Johnson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Shell Creek
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Trade [Johnson County]
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      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Shell Creek
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<6>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
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      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Shell Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Elk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner Elk<6>
    • Newland [Avery County]
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      • Newland [Avery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Shell Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<6>
    • Bakersville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Mitchell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Shell Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bakersville<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shell Creek ...

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

Adding Shell Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Carter County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Carter, 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 Shell Creek.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shell Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Shell Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shell Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1893, Longitude: -82.0426       In this case, the coordinates for Shell Creek 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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