Fruitland, Henderson County, North Carolina

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Fruitland, Henderson County,
North Carolina
Fruitland is located in North Carolina
Fruitland
Fruitland
Fruitland is located in the United States
Fruitland
Fruitland
Coordinates: 35°23′47″N 82°23′35″W / 35.39639°N 82.39306°W / 35.39639; -82.39306Coordinates: 35°23′47″N 82°23′35″W / 35.39639°N 82.39306°W / 35.39639; -82.39306
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyHenderson
Area
 • Total8.055 sq mi (20.86 km2)
 • Land8.026 sq mi (20.79 km2)
 • Water0.029 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
2,215 ft (675 m)
Population
 • Total2,031
 • Density250/sq mi (97/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)828
GNIS feature ID985471[3]
FIPS code37-25160

Fruitland is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Henderson County, North Carolina, United States. Its population was 2,031 as of the 2010 census.[2]

History[edit]

A post office called Fruitland was established in 1883, and remained in operation until 1906.[4] The community was named for apple orchards near the original town site.[5]

Geography[edit]

Fruitland is in northeastern Henderson County, 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Hendersonville, the county seat. U.S. Route 64 runs along the southern edge of the CDP, leading west to Hendersonville and northeast 8 miles (13 km) to Bat Cave. Asheville is 19 miles (31 km) to the northwest via Terrys Gap Road.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Fruitland CDP has a total area of 8.1 square miles (20.9 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km2), or 0.35%, are water.[6]

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. ^ "Fruitland". 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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Fruitland CDP, North Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 19, 2017.