Gerton, North Carolina

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Gerton, North Carolina
Census-designated place
Gerton is located in North Carolina
Gerton is located in the US
Coordinates: 35°28′45″N 82°20′53″W / 35.47917°N 82.34806°W / 35.47917; -82.34806Coordinates: 35°28′45″N 82°20′53″W / 35.47917°N 82.34806°W / 35.47917; -82.34806
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Henderson County
 • Total 3.80 sq mi (9.83 km2)
 • Land 3.80 sq mi (9.83 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,671 ft (814 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 254
 • Density 67/sq mi (25.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28735[1]
Area code(s) 828
GNIS feature ID 985642[2]
FIPS code 37-25900

Gerton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Henderson County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 254.[3] It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The community is located along Gerton Highway (US 74A), 19.7 miles (31.7 km) northeast of Hendersonville, along the banks of Hickory Creek,[4][5] part of the Broad River watershed. It is 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Asheville via US 74A.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Gerton CDP has an area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), all of it recorded as land.[3]


Fire protection is provided by Gerton Fire and Rescue, which has a class 6 DOI rating.[citation needed]


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