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Welcome to Beech Mountain ...

The town of Beech Mountain is primarily located in Avery County<1>. A portion of Beech Mountain extends into Watauga County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Beech Mountain: Beech Mtn. (or less commonly used: Beech Mntn.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Beech Mountain has a population of 323 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Beech Mountain.

Beech Mountain is 4,290 feet [1,308 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Beech Mountain is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Beech Mountain is located in the (828) area code.

Websites for Beech Mountain ...

Official Website: www.townofbeech.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Beech Mountain had an population of 323 people. This is an increase of 0.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Beech Mountain had a population of 320 people. This makes Beech Mountain the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 320 people, the population of Beech Mountain increased 3.23% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 310 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Beech Mountain.

Communities near Beech Mountain ...

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

  • Shell Creek [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
    • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Beech Mountain
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Creek
  • Boone [Watauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boone
    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Beech Mountain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<6>
  • Woodby Hill [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodby Hill
    • Woodby Hill [Carter County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Beech Mountain
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,730 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodby Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodby Hill
  • Mountain City [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain City
    • Mountain City [Johnson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Beech Mountain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,444 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Norris [Johnson County]
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      • Norris [Johnson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Beech Mountain
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
    • Trade [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trade
      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Beech Mountain
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<6>
    • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roan Mountain
      • Roan Mountain [Carter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Beech Mountain
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,360 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roan Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roan Mountain<6>
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blowing Rock
      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Beech Mountain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blowing Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blowing Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blowing Rock<6>
    • Newland [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newland
      • Newland [Avery County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Beech Mountain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<6>
    • Elk Park [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
      • Elk Park [Avery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Beech Mountain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Park<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 Beech Mountain. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Beech Mountain.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Beech Mountain. 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 Beech Mountain.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Beech Mountain ...

Looking for more information about Beech Mountain? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Beech Mountain, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Beech Mountain.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Avery County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Beech Mountain: www.townofbeech.com/

The official website for Avery County: www.averyco.com/gov/

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 Avery, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Beech Mountain.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beech Mountain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Beech Mountain) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beech Mountain. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beech MountainOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beech Mountain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2108, Longitude: -81.8884       In this case, the coordinates for Beech Mountain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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