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Welcome to Low Gap ...

Low Gap is located in Yancey County<1>.

Low Gap is 2,770 feet [844 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Low Gap is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Low Gap is located in the (828) area code.

Websites for Low Gap ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.yanceychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Low Gap, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Low Gap ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Low Gap: This one is located in Yancey County and the other is located in Surry County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 14 communities that are also named Low Gap - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Kentucky (2), Missouri, Ohio (2), Virginia, Washington and West Virginia (3).

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

Communities near Low Gap ...

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

  • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Mountain
    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the south of Low Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<5>
  • Erwin [Unicoi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
    • Erwin [Unicoi County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the north of Low Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,854 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<5>
  • Weaverville [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaverville
    • Weaverville [Buncombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southwest of Low Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,039 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaverville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weaverville<5>
  • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the east of Low Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mars Hill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Low Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mars Hill<5>
    • Burnsville [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Yancey County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the north of Low Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<5>
    • Banner Hill [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Hill
      • Banner Hill [Unicoi County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the north of Low Gap
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banner Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Hill
    • Ernestville [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ernestville
      • Ernestville [Unicoi County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Low Gap
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ernestville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ernestville
    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montreat
      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the south of Low Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreat have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montreat<5>
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Low Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Low Gap ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Yancey County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Yancey, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Low Gap - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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- Low Gap) 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 Low Gap. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Low GapOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Low Gap. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8738, Longitude: -82.2980    
<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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