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Elizabethtown
Bladen County, North Carolina

ZipCodes
28337




Page Contents for Elizabethtown, North Carolina

Statistics & Facts

Location

Geography

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Elizabethtown is approximately 3,698 2000, 3583 2010.
The approximate number of families is 1,536 2000, 1586 2010.
The amount of land area in Elizabethtown is 9.635 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.089 sq kilometers.
The distance from Elizabethtown to Washington DC is 309 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 82 miles. (as the crow flies)
Elizabethtown is positioned 34.62 degrees north of the equator and 78.61 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Elizabethtown average annual rainfall is 49 inches per year
Elizabethtown average temperature is 63 degrees F.

Location

in southeastern North Carolina, roughly situated halfway between Wilmington and Fayetteville.
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Geography


mainly flat terrain with most elevations under 120 feet above sea level. The area is known as the coastal plains area.
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History & History Related Items

The town of Elizabethtown was founded in March of 1773. It was named the county seat at that time. It is the fifteenth oldest town in North Carolina. It was also the site of a Revolutionary War battle in 1781. The land chosen for the new community was on land owned by Issac Jones. Five men were designated to lay out the town. They allowed Jones to operate a ferry over the Cape Fear River for his cooperation in the use of his land. It is believed the town was named for his daughter, Elizabeth.

Here is a history page for Elizabethtown.
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Attractions

Tory Hole Battleground
A battleground in a ravine which runs down Main Street to the Cape Fear River. Features include a park, exercise trail, picnic facility, playground and more.
Phone: 910-862-2066

White Lake
about ten miles north of town on US Highway 701. This lake is known for its clear water and white sand. All types of facilities are available, including an 18 hole golf course nearby. The resort is known as the "Nation's Safest Beach."

The White Lake Water Festival is held in nearby White Lake each year in May.

Jones Lake State Park
This park is about four miles form Elizabethtown. Among its many features are swimming, boating, camping, picnicking and more. Camp sites are available.
Phone: 910-588-4550
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Elizabethtown City Government

The Town of Elizabethtown
805 West Broad Street
Elizabethtown, North Carolina
Phone: 910-862-3979


Elizabethtown Airport
2810 Airport Road
Elizabethtown, North Carolina
Phone: 910 862-4522
The airport has a 5000 foot paved, lighted runway and a staffed terminal.


Police Department
805 West Broad Street
Elizabethtown, North Carolina
Phone: 910-862-3125


Fire Department
Swanzy Street
Elizabethtown, North Caorlina
Emergency: 9-1-1
Business line: 910-862-4586

Elizabethtown Chamber

Elizabethtown-WhiteLake Area Chamber of Commerce
107 E. Broad Street
PO Box 306
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
Phone: 910-862-4368
Email

Elizabethtown Organizations

Elizabethtown-WhiteLake Area Chamber of Commerce
107 E. Broad Street
PO Box 306
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
Phone: 910-862-4368
Email

Elizabethtown Libraries

Bladen County Public Library
Phone: 910/862-6990

Elizabethtown Schools

East Bladen High School
P.O. Box 578
Elizabethtown, North Carolina
Phone: 910-862-3033


Elizabethtown Middle School
P.O. Box 638
Elizabethtown, North Caorlina
Phone: 910-862-4071


Elizabethtown Primary School
P.O. Box 966
Elizabethtown, North Carolina
Phone: 910-862-3380


Bladen Lakes Elementary School
9954 Johnsontown Rd.
Elizabethtown, North Carolina
Phone: 910-588-4606 Elizabethtown

Miscellany

Elizabethtown is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time.


The population of Elizabethtown was:
1990 - 3,794
2000 - 3,698

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