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Beech Mountain, North Carolina

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Welcome to Beech Mountain ...

The town of Beech Mountain is primarily located in Avery County. 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).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Beech Mountain has a population of 323 people<2> (see below for details).

Beech Mountain is 4,290 feet [1,308 m] above sea level.<3> 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

The telephone area code for Beech Mountain: (828)

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2018 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).

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

Websites for Beech Mountain ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Beech Mountain. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Beech Mountain.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Beech Mountain ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Shell Creek   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the West (W) of Beech Mountain

Located in Carter County (TN)

Boone   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Beech Mountain

Located in Watauga County

Woodby Hill   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Beech Mountain

Located in Carter County (TN)

Mountain City   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Beech Mountain

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Norris   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Beech Mountain

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Trade   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Beech Mountain

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Roan Mountain   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Beech Mountain

Located in Carter County (TN)

Blowing Rock   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Beech Mountain

Located in Caldwell County

Newland   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Beech Mountain

Elk Park   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Beech Mountain

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Beech Mountain.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in North Carolina

About Avery County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Beech Mountain:

The official website for Avery County:

The official website for State of North Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Beech Mountain.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beech Mountain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 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 Mountain

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beech Mountain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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