Bat Cave, North Carolina
|Elevation||1,480 ft (451 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1018981|
Bat Cave is an unincorporated community in Henderson County, North Carolina, in the United States. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The community is located along Lake Lure Highway (US 64/US 74A/NC 9), 14.6 miles (23.5 km) northeast of Hendersonville, along the banks of the Broad River.
The community was named after the nearby cave which is inhabited by several species of bats, on Bluerock Mountain (sometimes referred as Bat Cave Mountain). It is the largest known granite fissure cave in North America and is a protected area, not open to the public. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.
The community is served by an all-volunteer fire department and has a bimonthly community paper called "The Bat Biz."
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- Google Inc. "Hendersonville to Bat Cave". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Hendersonville,+NC&daddr=Bat+Cave,+NC&hl=en&ll=35.391849,-82.329483&spn=0.234259,0.445976&sll=35.385131,-82.373085&sspn=0.234279,0.445976&geocode=FcjrGgId574V-ym_svlqEMJZiDGgQJje9xMWBw%3BFXPyHAIdLWYY-ynReY9yduNZiDEkTaNGucHttw&oq=Bat+C&mra=ls&t=p&z=12. Retrieved 2012-04-30.
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