Edneyville, North Carolina

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Edneyville, North Carolina
Edneyville is located in North Carolina
Edneyville
Edneyville
Edneyville is located in the US
Edneyville
Edneyville
Coordinates: 35°23′38″N 82°20′27″W / 35.39389°N 82.34083°W / 35.39389; -82.34083Coordinates: 35°23′38″N 82°20′27″W / 35.39389°N 82.34083°W / 35.39389; -82.34083
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyHenderson
Area
 • Total10.748 sq mi (27.84 km2)
 • Land10.739 sq mi (27.81 km2)
 • Water0.009 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
2,244 ft (684 m)
Population
 • Total2,367
 • Density220/sq mi (85/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28727
Area code(s)828
GNIS feature ID984645[3]
FIPS code37-20280

Edneyville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Henderson County, North Carolina, United States. Its population was 2,367 as of the 2010 census.[2]

A post office called Edneyville has been in operation since 1828.[4] Rev. Samuel Edney served as postmaster, and gave the community his name.[5]

Since 1998 Edneyville is home of the North Carolina Justice Academy, a division of the North Carolina Department of Justice. The institution is currently located on the grounds which were once the Edneyville High School.[6]

Geography[edit]

Edneyville is in northeastern Henderson County at an elevation of 2,246 feet (685 m) above sea level. The Eastern Continental Divide runs through the center of the CDP; the eastern side of the community drains via Reedypatch Creek to the Broad River, which flows through the Congaree and Santee River systems to the Atlantic Ocean, while the western side of the community drains to Clear Creek, which flows via Mud Creek to the French Broad River, then the Tennessee River, and finally the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. Route 64 passes through Edneyville, leading southwest 9 miles (14 km) to Hendersonville and northeast 5 miles (8 km) to Bat Cave. Asheville is 25 miles (40 km) to the northwest via Terrys Gap Road.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Edneyville CDP has a total area of 10.7 square miles (27.8 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.08%, are water.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ "Edneyville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ "Henderson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 24 May 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  5. ^ Kramp, Penn (Feb 22, 1987). "Tuxedo: It's not formal wear". The Times-News. p. 27. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  6. ^ "North Carolina Justice Academy Official Website". Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Edneyville CDP, North Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 19, 2017.