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Welcome to Watauga ...

The city of Watauga is primarily located in Carter County<1>. A portion of Watauga extends into Washington County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Watauga has a population of 372 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Watauga is 1,520 feet [463 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Watauga: (423)

The ZIP code for Watauga: 37694<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Watauga had an population of 372 people. This is a decrease of 18.78% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Watauga had a population of 458 people. This makes Watauga the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 458 people, the population of Watauga increased 13.65% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 403 people).

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

Communities Also Named Watauga ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Watauga - they are located in Kentucky (2), North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Watauga ...

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

  • Johnson City [Washington County]
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    • Johnson City [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Watauga
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,142 people
    • Former names for Johnson City:
    • Blue Plum Station
    • Haynesville
    • Johnsons Depot
    • Johnsons Tank
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnson City<6>
  • Kingsport [Sullivan County]
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    • Kingsport [Sullivan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Watauga
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,112 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsport have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingsport<6>
  • Collingwood [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collingwood
    • Collingwood [Sullivan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Watauga
    • Estimated population in 2014: 48,655 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collingwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collingwood<6>
  • Bristol [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
    • Bristol [Sullivan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Watauga
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,142 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shell Creek [Carter County]
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      • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Watauga
      • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Creek
    • Elizabethton [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethton
      • Elizabethton [Carter County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Watauga
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethton<6>
    • Cross [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross
      • Cross [Sullivan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Watauga
      • Estimated population in 2014: 11,330 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross
    • Mill Point [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Point
      • Mill Point [Sullivan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Watauga
      • Estimated population in 2014: 11,080 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Point
    • Bloomingdale [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingdale
      • Bloomingdale [Sullivan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Watauga
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 9,888 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomingdale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingdale
    • Colonial Heights [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Heights
      • Colonial Heights [Sullivan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Watauga
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights<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 Watauga. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Watauga.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Watauga ...

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

Adding Watauga to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Watauga. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Watauga.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Watauga - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 city (such as Watauga). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Watauga or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Watauga) 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 Watauga. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WataugaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watauga. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3674, Longitude: -82.2919    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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