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Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Full nameWilkesboro, North Carolina
Official nameWilkesboro, North Carolina
Settlement typeTown
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
Total Area5.5 sq mi (14.2 km2)
Land Area5.5 sq mi (14.2 km2)
Water Area0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation1047 ft (319.1 m)
Total Population3159 (2000)
Density (pop.)220.8/km2 (572.0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code28697
Area code336
FIPS code37-74020 
GNIS feature ID0997336 

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Wilkesboro is a city in and the county seat of Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,159 at the 2000 census, and is the second largest city in the North Wilkesboro Micropolitan Area . The 2010 Census listed the town's population at 3,044. The town is located along the south bank of the Yadkin River, directly opposite the larger city of North Wilkesboro. Wilkesboro is the home of the annual MerleFest festival.

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VBS 2008 Outrigger Island Wilkesboro North Carolina
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Get ready for Singing in the Foothills 2010, the largest outdoor Christian Event in Western North Carolina. It is presented by Ebenezer Christian Children's Home and will be held June 24th - 26th in Wilkesboro, NC at Wilkesboro Raceway Park. 100% of all proceeds to go to support Ebenezer Christian Children's Home. Come see your favorite southern Gospel artists including: The McKameys, The Whisnants, Reggie Saddler, The Hayes Family, The Inspirations, Gold City, The Hoppers, The Pfeifers, The Brown Family, Michael Combs, The Greenes, The Primitive Quartet, The Collingsworth Family, Greater Vision, Allison Durham Speer, Karen Peck and New River and The Talley Trio. Learn more about Singing in the Foothills at and more about Ebenezer at
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Roy Carter coached high school football in the mountains of North Carolina for 40 years. Now he's running against Virginia Foxx to represent North Carolina's 5th Congressional district!
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This is a video I made up using some more of the present clips of North Wilkesboro Speedway
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Video of North Wilkesboro Speedway shot from Hwy 421 as we passed by.
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The second installment of coverage of the Six Hours of Warrior Creek bike race at Kerr Scott Reservoir in WIlkesboro, North Carolina. Music is by Pretty Lights, from the New Years Eve 2009 show, for more info visit
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Doobie Brothers - Merle Fest 2011 , Merlefest 2011, wilkesboro north carolina
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NASCAR Winston Cup Series Tyson Holly Farms 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway North Wilkesboro, North Carolina October 2, 1994
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Thanks to Anthony Wyatt for putting this together! The video shows the band and I performing "Down Here" LIVE and some of the other events that went on at North Wilkesboro Speedway at the reopening in May. We apologize audio is a little scratch due to camera microphone issues. Hope you enjoy!
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On-the-job training gets funding help - Wilkes Journal Patriot Tweet this news
Wilkes Journal Patriot--The fourth is Eastern -Carolina-, with nine counties on or near the coast. The Wilkes JobLink Career Center in -North Wilkesboro- received $150000 of the ... - Date : Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:50:57 GMT+00:00
Wilkes County man killed, others injured as cars collide - Winston-Salem Journal Tweet this news
Winston-Salem Journal---...- and several others were injured when two crowded cars collided on a road about 5 miles -north- of -Wilkesboro-, the -NC- Highway Patrol said this morning. ... - Date : Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:08:54 GMT+00:00
Expo Holdings, Inc. Reschedules Shareholder Meeting to Accommodate Increased ... - MarketWatch (press release) Tweet this news
MarketWatch (press release)--NORTH -WILKESBORO-, -NC-, Jun 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Expo Holdings, Inc. (Pinksheets: EXPH - News), has rescheduled its shareholder meeting originally ... - Date : Wed, 30 Jun 2010 15:06:53 GMT+00:00
Wilkes joins NCAWARE - Wilkes Journal Patriot Tweet this news
Wilkes Journal Patriot---Wilkesboro- officers have mobile computers in their vehicles. -North Wilkesboro- Police Chief Joe Rankin said his department has mobile computers and is in the ... - Date : Fri, 11 Jun 2010 18:14:48 GMT+00:00
Family Affair: Rosellis in East Bend fill their menu with local foods for ... - Winston-Salem Journal Tweet this news
Winston-Salem Journal--Daisy and John Roselli owned the popular Sunny Italy restaurant in -North Wilkesboro-, which closed just last year after Daisy Roselli celebrated her 100th ... - Date : Wed, 09 Jun 2010 06:43:45 GMT+00:00
Special Olympics Torch Run to Head Through Wilkesboro Tomorrow - Go Blue Ridge (blog) Tweet this news
Go Blue Ridge (blog)--6:55 am - The third leg of the 2010 -NC- Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will head through the campus of Wilkes Community College tomorrow ... - Date : Wed, 12 May 2010 10:58:05 GMT+00:00

Municipalities and communities of Wilkes County, North Carolina

County seat: Wilkesboro
TownsElkin � * North Wilkesboro * Ronda * Wilkesboro
CDPsCricket * Fairplains * Hays * Millers Creek * Moravian Falls * Mulberry * Pleasant Hill
Footnotes�This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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