Horse Shoe, North Carolina

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Horse Shoe, North Carolina
Horse Shoe is located in North Carolina
Horse Shoe
Horse Shoe is located in the United States
Horse Shoe
Coordinates: 35°20′35″N 82°33′23″W / 35.34306°N 82.55639°W / 35.34306; -82.55639Coordinates: 35°20′35″N 82°33′23″W / 35.34306°N 82.55639°W / 35.34306; -82.55639
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total7.572 sq mi (19.61 km2)
 • Land7.460 sq mi (19.32 km2)
 • Water0.112 sq mi (0.29 km2)
2,090 ft (640 m)
 • Total2,351
 • Density310/sq mi (120/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)828
GNIS feature ID1020842[3]
FIPS code37-32740

Horse Shoe is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Henderson County, North Carolina, United States.[3] Its ZIP code is 28742.[4] As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,351.[2]

The community took its name from a nearby meander in the French Broad River.[5]


Horse Shoe is in western Henderson County, bordered to the north by the town of Mills River and to the west by unincorporated Etowah. The French Broad River runs through the center of the Horse Shoe community. U.S. Route 64 passes through Horse Shoe south of the river, and leads east 6 miles (10 km) to Hendersonville, the county seat, and southwest through Etowah 14 miles (23 km) to Brevard. Asheville is 23 miles (37 km) to the north via Mills River.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Horse Shoe CDP has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.6 km2), of which 7.5 square miles (19.3 km2) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 1.47%, are water.[6]


  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. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ a b "Horse Shoe, North Carolina". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  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): Horse Shoe CDP, North Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 20, 2017.

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