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Welcome to Foscoe ...

Foscoe is located in Watauga County<1>.

Foscoe is 3,040 feet [927 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Foscoe is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Foscoe is located in the (828) area code.

Communities near Foscoe ...

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

  • Shell Creek [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
    • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the west of Foscoe
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Foscoe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<5>
  • Norris [Johnson County]
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    • Norris [Johnson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Foscoe
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the north of Foscoe
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blowing Rock
      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Foscoe
      • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blowing Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blowing Rock<5>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
    • Newland [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newland
      • Newland [Avery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Foscoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<5>
    • Elk Park [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
      • Elk Park [Avery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the west of Foscoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Park<5>
    • Beech Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Mountain
      • Beech Mountain [Avery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Foscoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beech Mountain<5>

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 Foscoe. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Foscoe.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Foscoe ...

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

Adding Foscoe to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Foscoe 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 Foscoe was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Foscoe on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Watauga County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Watauga County: www.wataugacounty.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 Watauga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Foscoe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Foscoe) 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 Foscoe. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FoscoeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Foscoe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1591, Longitude: -81.7691    
<4>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.
<5>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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