Linville, North Carolina

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Unincorporated community
Linville River
Linville River
Linville is located in North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°03′59″N 81°52′13″W / 36.06639°N 81.87028°W / 36.06639; -81.87028Coordinates: 36°03′59″N 81°52′13″W / 36.06639°N 81.87028°W / 36.06639; -81.87028
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Avery County
Founded 1883
Elevation 3,665 ft (1,117 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28646
Area code(s) 828
GNIS feature ID 1021158[1]

Linville is a community centered just south of the US 221 and NC 105 intersection in Avery County, North Carolina. The community—at times known as Clay or Porcelain—was founded in 1883 and designed by Samuel T. Kelsey of Kansas,[2] and named for William and John Linville, who were killed by Cherokees in 1766.[3][4] The East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad ("Tweetsie") passed through the community from 1916 until 1940, when a major flood washed away the tracks.[5] The old rail route later became NC 105 in 1956.


Linville has three country clubs in the area: Linville Golf Course, Grandfather Golf and Country Club, and Linville Ridge; all open late spring to early fall. The Eseeola Lodge is also a popular destination for lodging during the summer months. In the winter, nearby Ski Sugar, Ski Beech and Ski Hawknest are popular skiing and snow tubing destinations. Other popular attractions are just a short driving distance from Linville:

The Linville Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[6]

Health care[edit]

Linville has one hospital, Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital, that serves all of Avery County.[7]

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