Roaring Creek, North Carolina

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Roaring Creek
Unincorporated community
Church and fields outside Roaring Creek
Church and fields outside Roaring Creek
Roaring Creek is located in North Carolina
Roaring Creek
Roaring Creek
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°03′49″N 82°00′45″W / 36.06361°N 82.01250°W / 36.06361; -82.01250Coordinates: 36°03′49″N 82°00′45″W / 36.06361°N 82.01250°W / 36.06361; -82.01250
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Avery County
Elevation 2,982 ft (909 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28657
Area code(s) 828
GNIS feature ID 1022311[1]

Roaring Creek is an unincorporated community in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. The community was named after Roaring Creek, which flows in the area.[2] The community is located along US 19-E, between the communities of Frank and Plumtree.


On September 27, 1780, the Overmountain Men, led by William Campbell, camped at Roaring Creek, after passing Yellow Mountain Gap; on October 7, 1780, they would arrive at Kings Mountain for the Battle of Kings Mountain against the British.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Cooper, Horton. History of Avery County, Biltmore Press, 1964
  • Cooper, Horton. North Carolina Mountain Folklore and Miscellany Murfreesboro, N.C., Johnson Pub. Co., c1972