Governors Island is one of the few islands with permanent residents on Lake Norman, in Westport, a community in Catawba Springs Township, in Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA. The island is a small, wealthy community located 20 miles northwest of Charlotte, North Carolina, and less than half a mile from mainland Westport in the piedmont of North Carolina. This community is in the Denver, NC zipcode of 28037. The largest subdivision nearby to the north is SailView, a Crescent Community also in Denver NC. The total population estimate for the island was less than 200 residents as of 2010.