Bunnlevel, North Carolina

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Bunnlevel, North Carolina
Bunnlevel is located in North Carolina
Bunnlevel is located in the United States
Coordinates: 35°18′32″N 78°46′51″W / 35.30889°N 78.78083°W / 35.30889; -78.78083Coordinates: 35°18′32″N 78°46′51″W / 35.30889°N 78.78083°W / 35.30889; -78.78083
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total7.59 sq mi (19.66 km2)
 • Land7.56 sq mi (19.58 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)
146 ft (45 m)
 • Total552
 • Density73/sq mi (28.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)910
FIPS code37-08880[1]
GNIS feature ID1019407[2]

Bunnlevel is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) along U.S. Highway 401 in Stewarts Creek Township, Harnett County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 552 at the 2010 census.[1] It is a part of the Dunn Micropolitan Area, which is also a part of the greater Raleigh–Durham–Cary Combined Statistical Area (CSA) as defined by the United States Census Bureau.


Bunnlevel was originally named "Bunn's Level" after a local resident Joseph Bunn who established the first Post Office April 6, 1846. The community was later incorporated in 1921 as "Bunnlevel" but has since been inactive as a municipality. Another incorporation movement here failed in 1961.[3] Early prominent families included McDougald, McNeill, McLean, Walker, Spears, Buie, Bunn, Chance and Hicks.

Thorbiskope was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[4]


The community is in southern Harnett County along U.S. Route 401, 7 miles (11 km) south of Lillington, the county seat, and 20 miles (32 km) north of Fayetteville. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Bunnlevel CDP has a total area of 7.59 square miles (19.66 km2), of which 7.56 square miles (19.58 km2) are land and 0.03 square miles (0.09 km2), or 0.44%, are water.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Bunnlevel CDP, North Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bunnlevel, North Carolina
  3. ^ Powell, William S. (1968), The North Carolina Gazetteer: A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, p. 75, ISBN 0-8078-1247-1
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.