Roaring Gap, North Carolina

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Roaring Gap, North Carolina
Census-designated place
Roaring Gap Post Office.jpg
Post office in Roaring Gap
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Alleghany
Time zone Eastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC)
ZIP codes 28668

Roaring Gap is an unincorporated community in the Cherry Lane Township of Alleghany County, North Carolina near the border with Wilkes County.

History[edit]

Roaring Gap was established in 1890 as a summer resort by Elkin, North Carolina industrialist Alexander Chatham, one of the founders of the Chatham Manufacturing Company. The community derives its name from the noise the wind makes when rushing through the mountains located here.[1] Roaring Gap has 3 Golf and Country Clubs in its area; High Meadows Country Club,[2] Roaring Gap Club and Old Beau Golf Club. YMCA Camp Cheerio, which is owned by the YMCA in High Point, NC; is also in Roaring Gap and is one of the largest and most popular overnight summer camps in the state.

The Rock House and William T. Vogler Cottage are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Roaring Gap's Zip Code Tabulation Area (Zip Code 28668) has a population of 142 as of the 2000 census. The population is 52.1% male and 47.9% female. About 98.6% of the population is white and 1.4% is Hispanic.

The median household income is $61,154 with 0% of the population living below the poverty line.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Powell 1968, p. 418)
  2. ^ http://www.highmeadowscountryclub.com/-high-meadows-history
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

Coordinates: 36°24′10″N 80°59′07″W / 36.4029099°N 80.9853554°W / 36.4029099; -80.9853554