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Ararat is located in Patrick County.

The pronunciation of Ararat: AYR-ah-rat<1>

Ararat is 1,440 feet [439 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Ararat is located in the (276) area code.

The ZIP code for Ararat: 24053<3>

Communities near Ararat ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Ararat and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Dobson (NC)   [Map]   1,556   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Flat Rock (NC)   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mount Airy (NC)   [Map]   10,232   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mount Herman (NC)   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Pilot Mountain (NC)   [Map]   1,433   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Toast (NC)   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ararat.

Communities Also Named Ararat ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Ararat - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ararat. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ararat. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ararat.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ararat:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ararat ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Ararat. 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.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ararat - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 community (such as Ararat). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ararat or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ararat) 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 Ararat. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ararat

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ararat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5994, Longitude: -80.5110     [Map].

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ararat.

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