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Western North Carolina (often abbreviated as WNC) is the region of North Carolina which includes the Appalachian Mountains, thus it is often known geographically as the state's Mountain Region. It is sometimes included with upstate South Carolina as the "Western Carolinas", which is also counted as a single media market. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Look up Region in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Appalachians in North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains (French: les Appalaches) are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... Geography - (from the Greek words Geo (γη) or Gaea (γαία), both meaning Earth, and graphein (γράφειν) meaning to describe or to writeor to map) is the study of the earth and its features, inhabitants, and phenomena. ... The Upcountry is the region in northwestern South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content. ...


The term Land of the Sky (or Land-of-Sky) is a common nickname for this mountainous region and has been more recently adopted to refer to the Asheville area. The term is derived from the title of the book, Land of the Sky, written by Mrs. Frances Tiernan, under the pseudonym Christian Reid. The book often mentions the Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains, the two main ranges that comprise Western North Carolina. The Asheville area regional government body, the Land-of-Sky Regional Council, utilizes the nickname. Not to be confused with Ashville. ... The Land of the Sky is a book by Christian Reid. ... A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina Appalachian Mountain system The Great Smoky Mountains are a major mountain range in the southern part of the Appalachian Mountains, the second ridge line forming a north-south running mountain chain from the Eastern United States and bordering the... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shining Rock Wilderness Area Appalachian Mountain system The Blue Ridge is a mountain chain in the eastern United States, part of the Appalachian Mountains, forming their eastern front from Georgia to Pennsylvania. ... For exotic financial options, see Mountain range (options). ... Categories: Government stubs | North Carolina Councils of Governments ...


Located east of the Tennessee state line and west of the Piedmont, Western North Carolina contains very few major urban centers. Asheville, North Carolina, located in the region's center, is the area's largest city and most prominent commercial hub. The Foothills region of the state is loosely defined as the area along Western North Carolina's eastern boundary; this region is comprised of a transitional terrain of gentle hills between the Appalachians and the Piedmont Plateau. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have a reservation situated in the Western North Carolina region, adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ... Not to be confused with Ashville. ... The Foothills in the U.S. state of North Carolina is a region of transistional terrain between the Piedmont Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains. ... The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are a federally recognized Native American band in the United States of America. ... This article is about Native Americans. ... Cades Cove panorama The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. ...

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Subregions

High Country

The northern counties in Western North Carolina are commonly known as the state's High Country.[1] Centered around Boone, the High Country boasts the area's most popular ski resorts, including Ski Beech, Appalachian Ski Mountain, and Sugar Mountain The area also features many attractions, historical sites, and geological formations such as Stone Mountain State Park, Linville Caverns, Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock, Tweetsie Railroad, Glendale Springs Inn, Shatley Springs, and Mystery Hill. Education, skiing tourism, and Christmas tree farming are among this area's most prominent industries, although agriculture and raising livestock also remain important. [2] Boone is a town located in the northern mountains of North Carolina and in Watauga County, North Carolina, for which it is the county seat6 and market town. ... St. ... Beech Mountain is a town located in North Carolina, situated in both Avery and Watauga counties. ... Sugar Mountain is a village located in Avery County, North Carolina. ... Stone Mountain State Park is a state park of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Linville Caverns is a privately owned show cave located in the Linville Valley north of Marion, North Carolina. ... The Grandfather Mountain mile high swinging bridge Grandfather Mountain is a mountain near Linville, North Carolina. ... Blowing Rock is a rocky outcropping, at the town of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, above a gorge in Caldwell County, in the northwest of that state. ... Tweetsie Railroad is a family oriented railroad theme park located between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States. ... Some of the rocks at Americas Stonehenge Americas Stonehenge, once known as Mystery Hill, is the site of a number of large rocks and stone formations scattered around roughly 30 acres (120,000 m²) in the town of Salem, New Hampshire, in the northeast United States. ... A Christmas tree from 1900. ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ...


Tennessee Valley

Main article: Tennessee Valley

The westernmost part of Western North Carolina is part of the Tennessee Valley. In this area, there are a few hydroletric projects as part of the Tennessee Valley Authority, including Fontana Dam. The Tennessee Valley is the drainage basin of the Tennessee River and is largely within the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Fontana Dam Fontana Dam is a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) hydroelectric dam on the Little Tennessee River in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...


Foothills

The Foothills is a region of transistional terrain between the Piedmont Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains. Cities and towns like Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, Forest City, Rutherfordton, and Spindale have branded the Foothills title to their section of the state[3]. Look up Region in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ... Appalachians in North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains (French: les Appalaches) are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... Chimney Rock is a village located in Rutherford County, North Carolina. ... Lake Lure is a town located in Rutherford County, North Carolina. ... Forest City is a town located in Rutherford County, North Carolina. ... Rutherfordton is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. ... Spindale is a town located in Rutherford County, North Carolina. ...


Higher education

Western Carolina University has three campuses in western North Carolina. Appalachian State University in Boone and UNC Asheville are the region's other two public universities. Several liberal-arts colleges are also located in the region. Mars Hill College, affiliated with the North Carolina Baptist Convention, is located 15 miles north of Asheville. Founded in 1856, it is the oldest college or university in western North Carolina. Montreat College, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, is located 15 miles east of Asheville. Lees-McRae College, located near Boone, North Carolina, is also affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Warren Wilson College, located in Swannanoa, is noted for its strong pro-environment policies and social liberalism. Brevard College, located in Brevard, North Carolina, is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Western Carolina University is one of the sixteen public universities that make up the University of North Carolina System. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Appalachian State University is a public university located in Boone, North Carolina and the sixth largest institution in the University of North Carolina system. ... Boone is a town located in the northern mountains of North Carolina and in Watauga County, North Carolina, for which it is the county seat6 and market town. ... The University of North Carolina at Asheville is a public university in Asheville, North Carolina. ... The seven liberal arts – Picture from the Hortus deliciarum of Herrad von Landsberg (12th century) The term liberal arts refers to a particular type of educational curriculum broadly defined as a classical education. ... Mars Hill College is a private, coed, liberal-arts college affiliated with the North Carolina Baptist Convention. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is... Montreat College is a private liberal arts Christian college located in Montreat, North Carolina which is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. Categories: University stubs ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... Lees-McRae College is a college in Banner Elk, North Carolina. ... Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... Warren Wilson College Farm Flooding after Hurricane Frances, Sept. ... Swannanoa is a census-designated place located in Buncombe County, North Carolina. ... Social liberalism is either a synonym for new liberalism or a label used by progressive liberal parties in order to differentiate themselves from the more conservative liberal parties, especially when there are two or more liberal parties in a country. ... Name Brevard College Location Brevard, North Carolina, USA Established 1853 President Drew L. Van Horn Community Suburban Type Private Students Coeducational Accreditation Commision on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Mascot Tornados Colors Blue and White Motto Cognosce ut prosis (Learn in Order to Serve) Enrollment 650... Brevard is a city in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. ... The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist denomination. ...


Transportation

Two major Interstate highways cross the region: Interstate 40, which traverses east-west, and Interstate 26, which traverses north-south. Interstate 240 is the only auxiliary interstate route in the region and it serves downtown Asheville. A National Scenic Byway, the Blue Ridge Parkway, runs through western North Carolina, ending near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 40 Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... Interstate 26 (abbreviated I-26) is an east-west main route of the Interstate Highway System in the Southeastern United States. ... Interstate 240 is an interstate highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... In road transportation, an auxiliary route is either a spur or a loop of a parent route. ... A National Scenic Byway is a road recognized by the United States Department of Transportation for its archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and/or scenic qualities. ... Blue Ridge Parkway route map The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States, noted for its scenic beauty. ... Cades Cove panorama The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. ...


Two major class 1 railroads run through the region, CSX and Norfolk Southern. In addition, two tourist railroads also operate in the area, the Tweetsie Railroad theme park and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Freight railroads in the United States are classified by the Association of American Railroads as Class I, Class II and Class III (also called Classes 1, 2 and 3) in terms of size. ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Railway companies of the United States | Alabama railroads | Connecticut railroads | Delaware railroads | Florida current railroads | Georgia railroads | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads | Kentucky railroads | Louisiana railroads | Maryland railroads | Massachusetts railroads | Michigan railroads | Mississippi railroads | New Jersey railroads | New York railroads | North Carolina railroads | Ohio railroads | Pennsylvania... Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) NYSE: NSC is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ... A scene on a heritage railway. ... Tweetsie Railroad is a family oriented railroad theme park located between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States. ... The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is a heritage railway with depots and attractions in Dillsboro, NC and Bryson City, North Carolina. ...


Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) located southeast of the city of Asheville in Fletcher also services the area with non-stop jet service to Charlotte, North Carolina; Newark, New Jersey (New York City); Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Orlando, Florida; Washington, D.C.; Detroit, Michigan; Cincinnati, Ohio; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Asheville Regional Airport (IATA:AVL, ICAO:KAVL) is an airport by Interstate 40 and Interstate 26 in Fletcher, North Carolina, near Asheville, North Carolina. ... Fletcher is a town located in Henderson County, North Carolina. ... “Charlotte” redirects here. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ... “Houston” redirects here. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... “Detroit” redirects here. ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... “Minneapolis” redirects here. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ...


Economy

Tourism is the major part of the economy in the area which contains half of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and a great deal of area in the Nantahala National Forest. There are also several lakes and dams scattered throughout Western North Carolina like Lake Lure and Fontana Dam. Many visitors travel to the region every summer and autumn from major cities like Charlotte, Atlanta and Knoxville, to escape the hot weather and see the leaves change colors. “Tourist” redirects here. ... Cades Cove panorama The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. ... Cullasaja Falls, Nantahala National Forest. ... For other uses, see Lake (disambiguation). ... This article is about structures for water impoundment. ... Lake Lure is a town located in Rutherford County, North Carolina. ... Fontana Dam Fontana Dam is a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) hydroelectric dam on the Little Tennessee River in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... This article is about the temperate season. ... For other places or people named Charlotte, see American metropolises, Charlotte, North Carolina is the countrys second biggest banking center. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Alternate uses: Knoxville (disambiguation) Knoxville is a city located in Knox County, Tennessee, United States. ... For the geological process, see Weathering or Erosion. ... “Foliage” redirects here. ...


Topography

There are several mountain peaks over 5000 feet or 1500 meters in elevation, with a very few over 6600 feet or 2000 meters. Mount Mitchell is the highest point in eastern North America. Valley locations are typically closer to 2000 feet or 600 meters AMSL. For other uses, see Mountain (disambiguation). ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A view from the observation tower. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Fljótsdalur in East Iceland, a rather flat valley In geology, a valley is a depression with predominant extent in one direction. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ...


The French Broad River is the largest river in the region; others include the Little Tennessee River and Swannanoa River. The Eastern Continental Divide runs through the region, dividing Tennessee-bound streams from those flowing through the Carolinas. The French Broad River flows from near Rosman in Transylvania County, North Carolina, into Tennessee. ... For other uses, see River (disambiguation). ... The Little Tennessee River is a tributary of the Tennessee River, approximately 135 miles (217 km) long, in the Appalachian Mountains in the southeastern United States. ... The Swannanoa River flows through the Swannanoa Valley of western North Carolina, and is a major tributary to the French Broad River. ... North American continental divides. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Butchers Creek, Omeo, Victoria A stream, brook, beck, burn or creek, is a body of water with a detectable current, confined within a bed and banks. ... The Carolinas is a collective term used in the United States to refer to the states of North and South Carolina together. ...


Area

Counties

Western North Carolina generally consists of 23 counties, which when combined form a total regional area of roughly 9,700 square miles (25000 square km). The counties commonly included in the region are as follows:

Alleghany County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Ashe County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Avery County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Buncombe County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Burke County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Caldwell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Cherokee County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Graham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Haywood County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Henderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Jackson County is a county located in the southwest of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Macon County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1842 Seat Marion Area  - Total  - Water 1,156 km² (446 mi²) 12 km² (5 mi²) 1. ... Mitchell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Rutherford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Swain County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Transylvania County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Watauga County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Yancey County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Wilkes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...

Cities and towns

Western North Carolina communities in the region include:


Over 10,000 population

Not to be confused with Ashville. ... Nickname: Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State County Catawba County, North Carolina Government  - Mayor G. Rudy Wright, Jr. ... Coordinates: County Burke County Founded 1777 Incorporated 1784 Government  - Mayor Mel L. Cohen Area  - City 47 km²  (19. ... Lenoir is a city located in Caldwell County, North Carolina. ... Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina, USA, 22 miles (35 km) southeast of Asheville. ... Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. ... Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Haywood County Incorporated 1871 Mayor Henry Foy Area    - City 20. ...

Fewer than 10,000 population

Andrews is a town located in Cherokee County, North Carolina. ... Bakersville is a town located in Mitchell County, North Carolina. ... Balsam Grove is a town located in Transylvania County, North Carolina within Pisgah National Forest and Nantahala National Forest. ... Banner Elk is a town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. ... Beech Mountain is a town located in North Carolina, situated in both Avery and Watauga counties. ... Biltmore Forest is an affluent town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. ... Black Mountain is a town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. ... Blowing Rock is a town in North Carolina, situated in both Caldwell and Watauga counties. ... Bostic is a town located in Rutherford County, North Carolina. ... Brevard is a city in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. ... Bryson City is a town located in Swain County, North Carolina. ... Burnsville is a town located in Yancey County, North Carolina. ... Cajahs Mountain is a town in Caldwell County, North Carolina, United States. ... Canton is a town located in Haywood County, North Carolina. ... Cedar Rock is a village located in Caldwell County, North Carolina. ... Chimney Rock is a village located in Rutherford County, North Carolina. ... Clyde is a town located in Haywood County, North Carolina. ... Columbus is a town located in Polk County, North Carolina. ... Connellys Springs is a town located in Burke County, North Carolina, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,814. ... Crossnore is a town located in Avery County, North Carolina. ... Dillsboro is a unincorporated community located in Jackson County, North Carolina. ... Drexel is a town located in Burke County, North Carolina. ... Elk Park is a town located in Avery County, North Carolina. ... Elkin is a town located in Surry County, North Carolina. ... Ellenboro is a town located in Rutherford County, North Carolina in the United States of America. ... Flat Rock is the name of some places in the U.S. state of North Carolina: Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina Flat Rock, Surry County, North Carolina This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Fletcher is a town located in Henderson County, North Carolina. ... Forest City is a town located in Rutherford County, North Carolina. ... Franklin is a town located in Macon County, North Carolina. ... Gamewell is a town located in Caldwell County, North Carolina. ... Glen Alpine is a town located in Burke County, North Carolina. ... Grandfather is a village located in Avery County, North Carolina. ... Granite Falls is a town located in Caldwell County, North Carolina. ... Hayesville is a town located in Clay County, North Carolina. ... Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina, USA, 22 miles (35 km) southeast of Asheville. ... Highlands is an incorporated town located on a plateau in the southern Appalachian mountains, within the Nantahala National Forest, in Macon County, North Carolina (a small annexed portion also being in neighboring Jackson County). ... Hildebran is a town located in Burke County, North Carolina. ... Hot Springs is a town located in Madison County, North Carolina. ... Hudson is a town located in Caldwell County, North Carolina. ... Jefferson is a town located in Ashe County, North Carolina. ... Lake Lure is a town located in Rutherford County, North Carolina. ... Lake Santeetlah is a town located in Graham County, North Carolina. ... Lansing is a town located in Ashe County, North Carolina. ... Laurel Park is a town located in Henderson County, North Carolina. ... Maggie Valley is a town located in Haywood County, North Carolina. ... Marion is a city located in McDowell County, North Carolina. ... Mars Hill is a town in Madison County, North Carolina, United States. ... The Madison County court house in Marshall (the county seat). ... Mills River is a town located in Henderson County, North Carolina. ... Coordinates: County Burke County Founded 1777 Incorporated 1784 Government  - Mayor Mel L. Cohen Area  - City 47 km²  (19. ... Murphy is a town located in Cherokee County, North Carolina. ... Newland is a town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. ... North Wilkesboro is a town in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. ... Old Fort is a town located in McDowell County, North Carolina. ... Rhodhiss is a town located in Caldwell and Burke Counties, North Carolina. ... Robbinsville is a town located in Graham County, North Carolina. ... Ronda is a town in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. ... Rosman is a town in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. ... Ruth is a town located in Rutherford County, North Carolina. ... Rutherford College is a town located in Burke County, North Carolina. ... Rutherfordton is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. ... Saluda is a town located in Polk County, North Carolina. ... Sawmills is a town located in Caldwell County, North Carolina. ... Seven Devils is a town located in North Carolina, situated in both Avery and Watauga counties. ... Sparta, North Carolina Sparta is a town in Alleghany County, North Carolina, United States. ... Spindale is a town located in Rutherford County, North Carolina. ... Spruce Pine is a town in Mitchell County, North Carolina, United States. ... Sugar Mountain is a village located in Avery County, North Carolina. ... Sylva is an incorporated town located in central Jackson County, in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, United States of America. ... Tryon is a town located in Polk County, North Carolina. ... Valdese is a town in Burke County, North Carolina, United States. ... Weaverville is a town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. ... West Jefferson is a town in Ashe County, North Carolina, United States. ... Wilkesboro is a town in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. ... link titleWoodfin is a town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. ...

Important unincorporated communities

Cherokee is a town in Swain County, North Carolina. ... The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are a federally recognized Native American band in the United States of America. ... Cullowhee is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located in Jackson County, North Carolina. ... Deals Gap is a small unincorporated community and motorcycle resort in Swain County, North Carolina, United States. ... Methodist Headuarters in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina Lake Junaluska is a census-designated place located in Haywood County, North Carolina, USA. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 2,675. ... The World Methodist Council is a group composed of most of the worlds Wesleyan / Methodist denominations, working toward mission and unity. ... The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist denomination, and the second-largest Protestant one, in the United States. ...

See also

East Tennessee is a name given to approximately the eastern third of the state of Tennessee. ... It has been suggested that Poverty in Appalachia be merged into this article or section. ... The Geography of North Carolina, a state of the United States, falls naturally into three divisions or sections -- the Appalachian Mountains formed mostly by the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, the Middle or Piedmont Plateau, and the Eastern or Tidewater section, also known as the Coastal Plain. ... The Piedmont Triad, Triad, or North Carolina Triad is a region of North Carolina in the Piedmont that consists of the area centered around the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, and Burlington. ...

External links

  • North Carolina Mountains travel guide from Wikitravel
  • Western North Carolina Vacation Rentals, Real Estate, Campgrounds, RV Parks

Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ...

References

  1. ^ High Country Host
  2. ^ High Country Info - Demographics
  3. ^ Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority

 
 

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