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Welcome to Alarka ...

Alarka is located in Swain County<1>.

The location of Alarka has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Alarka is 2,130 feet [649 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Alarka is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Alarka lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Alarka: (828)

Communities near Alarka ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alarka.

  • Franklin [Macon County]
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    • Franklin [Macon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Alarka
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,121 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<5>
  • Sylva [Jackson County]
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    • Sylva [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Alarka
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,739 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylva
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylva<5>
  • Bryson City [Swain County]
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    • Bryson City [Swain County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Alarka
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,443 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bryson City<5>
  • Webster [Jackson County]
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    • Webster [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Alarka
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Forest Hills [Jackson County]
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      • Forest Hills [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Alarka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 376 people
      • Forest Hills has also been known as:
      • Forest Hills village
      • Village of Forest Hills
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Hills<5>
    • Dillsboro [Jackson County]
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      • Dillsboro [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Alarka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillsboro<5>
    • Almond [Swain County]
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      • Almond [Swain County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Alarka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almond<5>
    • Whittier [Jackson County]
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      • Whittier [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Alarka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whittier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whittier<5>
    • Forney [Swain County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forney
      • Forney [Swain County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Alarka
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Forney. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Judson [Swain County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judson
      • Judson [Swain County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Alarka
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Judson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alarka. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alarka.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alarka. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alarka.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alarka. See our Newspapers Page for Alarka.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alarka ...

Looking for more information about Alarka? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alarka, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alarka.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Swain County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alarka. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Swain County: www.swaincounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Swain, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alarka - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alarka) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alarka. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3532, Longitude: -83.4454       In this case, the coordinates for Alarka have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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