Roaring Creek, North Carolina

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Roaring Creek
Unincorporated community
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