Ela, North Carolina

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Ela, North Carolina
Ela, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Ela, North Carolina
Ela, North Carolina
Ela, North Carolina is located in the United States
Ela, North Carolina
Ela, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°26′58″N 83°23′27″W / 35.44944°N 83.39083°W / 35.44944; -83.39083Coordinates: 35°26′58″N 83°23′27″W / 35.44944°N 83.39083°W / 35.44944; -83.39083
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountySwain
Elevation
1,795 ft (547 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code(s)
28713, 28719
Area code(s)828
GNIS feature ID1011035[1]

Ela is an unincorporated community in Swain County, North Carolina, United States, located along US 19, northwest of Whittier and east of Bryson City. The name is derived from ᎡᎳᏬᏗ (Elawodi) in the Cherokee language, which translates as "yellow hill."

Ela was once the junction of the Appalachian Railway (1906-1935) and Southern Railway's Murphy Branch.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ Poole, Cary Franklin (1995). A History of Railroading in Western North Carolina. Johnson City, TN: The Overmountain Press. pp. 172–3.

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