Hildebran is a town in Burke County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,472 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Hildebran is located at 35°43′6″N 81°25′8″W / 35.71833°N 81.41889°W / 35.71833; -81.41889 (35.718432, -81.418780).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), all of it land.