Deep Gap, North Carolina

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Deep Gap
Unincorporated community
Deep Gap is located in North Carolina
Deep Gap
Deep Gap
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°14′13″N 81°30′44″W / 36.23694°N 81.51222°W / 36.23694; -81.51222Coordinates: 36°14′13″N 81°30′44″W / 36.23694°N 81.51222°W / 36.23694; -81.51222
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Watauga County
Elevation 3,002 ft (915 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28618
Area code(s) 828
GNIS feature ID 984078[1]

Deep Gap is an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. The community is named after the natural gap, called Deep Gap, at Fire Scale Mountain, where the Blue Ridge Parkway crosses over US 421. Influential guitar player Doc Watson was born in Deep Gap and lived there until his death May 29, 2012.


Daniel Boone spent a good part of his life in and around Deep Gap, traveling through an area known as Triplett (now part of the Deep Gap postal service area). In 1887, the Gap Creek Baptist Church was established.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

Doc Watson

See also[edit]