Roaring Gap, North Carolina
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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. Roaring Gap has 3 Golf and Country Clubs in its area; High Meadows Country Club, 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.
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.
- (Powell 1968, p. 418)
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Powell, William S. (1968), The North Carolina Gazetteer: A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, ISBN 0-8078-1247-1
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