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Welcome to Etowah ...

Etowah is located in Henderson County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Etowah: EH-tuh-wuh<3>

Etowah is 2,100 feet [640 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Etowah lies within the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Etowah ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Etowah - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia (2), Oklahoma, Tennessee and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Etowah.

Communities near Etowah ...

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

  • Asheville [Buncombe County]
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    • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Etowah
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,852 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asheville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asheville<6>
  • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
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    • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Etowah
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<6>
  • Fletcher [Henderson County]
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    • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Etowah
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<6>
  • Brevard [Transylvania County]
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    • Brevard [Transylvania County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Etowah
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,899 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brevard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brevard<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mills River [Henderson County]
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      • Mills River [Henderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Etowah
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills River<6>
    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
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      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Etowah
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<6>
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
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      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Etowah
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Park<6>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
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      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Etowah
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest
    • Saluda [Henderson County]
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      • Saluda [Henderson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Etowah
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 703 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saluda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saluda<6>
    • Rosman [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosman
      • Rosman [Transylvania County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Etowah
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosman<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 Etowah. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Etowah.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Etowah ...

Looking for more information about Etowah? 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 Etowah, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Etowah.

Adding Etowah to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Etowah in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Etowah was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Etowah on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Henderson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Henderson County: www.hendersoncountync.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 Henderson, 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Etowah. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Etowah - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Etowah) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Etowah. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EtowahOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Etowah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3176, Longitude: -82.5943       In this case, the coordinates for Etowah 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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