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Grassy Creek, North Carolina
(Mitchell County)

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Welcome to Grassy Creek ...

Grassy Creek is located in Mitchell County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Grassy Creek: Grassy Crk. (or less commonly used: Grassy Ck. or Grassy Cr.)

Grassy Creek is 2,620 feet [799 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Grassy Creek is ½ mile above sea level.

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

Grassy Creek is within the boundaries of the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Grassy Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Grassy Creek: This one is located in Mitchell County and the other is located in Ashe County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 6 communities that are also named Grassy Creek - they are located in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Grassy Creek ...

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

  • Marion [McDowell County]
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    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Grassy Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
  • Burnsville [Yancey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
    • Burnsville [Yancey County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Grassy Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<5>
  • Glen Alpine [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Alpine
    • Glen Alpine [Burke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Grassy Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,487 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Alpine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Alpine<5>
  • Old Fort [McDowell County]
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    • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Grassy Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newland [Avery County]
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      • Newland [Avery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Grassy Creek
      • 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<5>
    • Elk Park [Avery County]
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      • Elk Park [Avery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Grassy Creek
      • 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<5>
    • Bakersville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Mitchell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Grassy Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bakersville<5>
    • Crossnore [Avery County]
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      • Crossnore [Avery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Grassy Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossnore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossnore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossnore<5>
    • Grandfather [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandfather
      • Grandfather [Avery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Grassy Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandfather
    • Penland [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penland
      • Penland [Mitchell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Grassy Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penland<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 Grassy Creek. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Grassy Creek.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grassy Creek ...

Looking for more information about Grassy Creek? 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 Grassy Creek, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Grassy Creek.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Mitchell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mitchell County: www.mitchellcounty.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 Mitchell, 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 Grassy Creek - 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- Grassy Creek) 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 Grassy Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grassy CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grassy Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8823, Longitude: -82.0568       In this case, the coordinates for Grassy Creek 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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