Whittier, North Carolina

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Unincorporated community
Whittier is located in North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°26′6″N 83°21′37″W / 35.43500°N 83.36028°W / 35.43500; -83.36028Coordinates: 35°26′6″N 83°21′37″W / 35.43500°N 83.36028°W / 35.43500; -83.36028
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Jackson and Swain
Elevation 1,841 ft (561 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 28789
Area code(s) 828

Whittier is an unincorporated community in Jackson and Swain counties in the western part of the U.S. state of North Carolina. Whittier is located on the Tuckasegee River, between Bryson City downstream to the west, and Dillsboro upstream to the southeast.


Founded in 1881 by Clark Whittier when he purchased 60,000 acres (240 km²) of land in the area, it was incorporated as a town from 1887 to 1933. The town declined following the collapse of the lumber industry during the Great Depression.[1]


  1. ^ Whittier, NC – The Way It Used To Be, Postcards from the SMokies (retrieved 2 July 2014)

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