Roaring Creek, North Carolina
Church and fields outside Roaring Creek
|Elevation||2,982 ft (909 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1022311|
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. 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.
- Big Yellow Mountain
- Grassy Ridge Bald
- Little Yellow Mountain
- North Toe River
- Overmountain Men
- Unaka Range
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Roaring Creek, North Carolina
- Hardy, Michael C. (2007). Remembering Avery County. The History Press. ISBN 1-59629-232-6.
- Cooper, Horton. History of Avery County, Biltmore Press, 1964
- Cooper, Horton. North Carolina Mountain Folklore and Miscellany Murfreesboro, N.C., Johnson Pub. Co., c1972