Bat Cave, North Carolina

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Bat Cave, North Carolina
Bat Cave Sign.JPG
Bat Cave is located in North Carolina
Bat Cave
Bat Cave
Bat Cave is located in the United States
Bat Cave
Bat Cave
Coordinates: 35°27′05″N 82°17′13″W / 35.45139°N 82.28694°W / 35.45139; -82.28694Coordinates: 35°27′05″N 82°17′13″W / 35.45139°N 82.28694°W / 35.45139; -82.28694
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
1,480 ft (451 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)828
GNIS feature ID1018981[2]

Bat Cave is an unincorporated community in Henderson County, North Carolina. 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.[3]

The community was named after the nearby cave which is inhabited by several species of bats,[4] on Bluerock Mountain (sometimes referred to 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.[5]

Captain George F. Bond established Valley Clinic and Hospital in 1948, and was recognized as "Doctor of the Year" in 1953.

The community is served by an all-volunteer fire department and has a bimonthly community paper called "The Bat Biz."

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  1. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived May 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Bat Cave, North Carolina". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-04-30.
  3. ^ Google (2012-04-30). "Hendersonville to Bat Cave" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2012-04-30.
  4. ^ Kramp, Penn (Feb 22, 1987). "Tuxedo: It's not formal wear". The Times-News. p. 27. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  5. ^ Parker, Quentin (2010). Welcome to Horneytown, North Carolina, Population: 15: An insider's guide to 201 of the world's weirdest and wildest places. Adams Media. pp. viii.

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