Swan Creek, North Carolina

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Swan Creek
Unincorporated community
Swan Creek is located in North Carolina
Swan Creek
Swan Creek
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°05′54″N 80°45′37″W / 36.09833°N 80.76028°W / 36.09833; -80.76028Coordinates: 36°05′54″N 80°45′37″W / 36.09833°N 80.76028°W / 36.09833; -80.76028
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Yadkin
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Swan Creek is an unincorporated community in western Yadkin County, North Carolina south of Jonesville, North Carolina. It also shares its name with an American Viticultural Area (AVA) region in the Yadkin Valley AVA.

The AVA[1] includes about 160 square miles (410 km2) in Iredell, Wilkes and Yadkin counties. The designation, the second in North Carolina, took effect May 27, 2008.

There are five vineyards located within the Swan Creek AVA: Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda, and Laurel Gray Vineyards, Buck Shoals Vineyards, Shadow Springs Vineyard and Dobbins Creek Vineyards in Hamptonville.

Swan Creek is named for the wild geese,[2] erroneously called swans, that were spotted resting in a nearby stream. Quaker pioneers first settled in the area before 1797.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swan Creek wins viticultural designation - The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area:
  2. ^ The North Carolina Gazetteer, William S. Powell
  3. ^ The Heritage of Yadkin County, Frances Harding Casstevens, Editor, Page 235