Foscoe, North Carolina

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Unincorporated community
Foscoe is located in North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°09′42″N 81°45′56″W / 36.16167°N 81.76556°W / 36.16167; -81.76556Coordinates: 36°09′42″N 81°45′56″W / 36.16167°N 81.76556°W / 36.16167; -81.76556
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Watauga County
Elevation 3,041 ft (927 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28607
Area code(s) 828
GNIS feature ID 1020333[1]

Foscoe is an unincorporated community in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. The community is located on NC 105, southwest of Boone.

The community is bound between Seven Devils and Shulls Mill.[2] Multiple shops dot along the main highway, selling anything that relates to the area that tourist expect to find. Its development, since the 1980s, is thanks to year-round tourism to nearby area attractions; notably Grandfather Mountain, where visitors can make out an "old man with beard" on the mountain.

Historically, the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (Nicknamed "Tweetsie") passed through the area until flooding destroyed the tracks in 1940. In 1956, NC 105 was built over the original rail bed through the area.

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