Shotwell, North Carolina

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Shotwell, North Carolina
Unincorporated community
Historic Oaky Grove Methodist Church in Shotwell, North Carolina
Historic Oaky Grove Methodist Church in Shotwell, North Carolina
Shotwell, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Shotwell, North Carolina
Location of Shotwell in North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°44′14″N 78°26′41″W / 35.73722°N 78.44472°W / 35.73722; -78.44472Coordinates: 35°44′14″N 78°26′41″W / 35.73722°N 78.44472°W / 35.73722; -78.44472
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Wake
Elevation [1] 289 ft (88 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 919
FIPS code 61740
GNIS feature ID 1006371[1]

Shotwell is an unincorporated community in rural eastern Wake County, North Carolina, United States, located about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Knightdale and 11 miles (18 km) east of Raleigh at the confluence of Smithfield, Mial Plantation, Major Slade, Grasshopper, and Turnipseed Roads. Shotwell has been inhabited since the early 19th century and is home to a number of historic structures. A post office was established in 1883 but closed less than two decades later.[2]

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