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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Low Gap, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Low Gap and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Low Gap:
    • 35.873785, -82.297963
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Low Gap
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Low Gap ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Low Gap.

There is one other community in North Carolina which is also named Low Gap.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In North Carolina ...
    • Surry County
      • This Low Gap is located in Surry County and lies 91 miles [146.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Low Gap that is located in Yancey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Surry County community of Low Gap.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Saint Clair County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Low Gap [Saint Clair County].
    • Arkansas
      • Newton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Low Gap [Newton County].
    • California
      • Mendocino County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Low Gap [Mendocino County].
    • Kentucky
      • Johnson County
      • Although located in Johnson County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Low Gap.
      • Wayne County
      • This Low Gap is located in Wayne County and lies 157 miles [252.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Low Gap that is located in Yancey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Low Gap.
    • Missouri
      • Christian County
      • This Low Gap is located in Christian County and lies 604 miles [972 km]<1> to the west of the Low Gap that is located in Yancey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Christian County community of Low Gap.
    • Ohio
      • Coshocton County
      • This Low Gap is located in Coshocton County and lies 303 miles [487.6 km]<1> to the north of the Low Gap that is located in Yancey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coshocton County community of Low Gap.
      • Vinton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Low Gap [Vinton County].
    • Virginia
      • Grayson County
      • This Low Gap is located in Grayson County and lies 91 miles [146.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Low Gap that is located in Yancey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grayson County community of Low Gap.
    • Washington
      • Grant County
      • This Low Gap is located in Grant County and lies 2,063 miles [3,320.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Low Gap that is located in Yancey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Low Gap.
    • West Virginia
      • Boone County
      • This Low Gap is located in Boone County and lies 150 miles [241.4 km]<1> to the north of the Low Gap that is located in Yancey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Low Gap.
      • Monongalia County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Low Gap [Monongalia County].
      • Ritchie County
      • This Low Gap is located in Ritchie County and lies 239 miles [384.6 km] to the north northeast of the Low Gap that is located in Yancey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ritchie County community of Low Gap.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Low Gap ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Blue Rock [Yancey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Rock
    • Blue Rock [Yancey County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Low Gap
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Rock
  • Cane [Yancey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cane
    • Cane [Yancey County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Low Gap
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cane
  • Cattail Creek Community [Yancey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cattail Creek Community
    • Cattail Creek Community [Yancey County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Low Gap
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cattail Creek Community have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cattail Creek Community
  • Day Book [Yancey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Day Book
    • Day Book [Yancey County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Low Gap
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Day Book have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Day Book
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    • Double Island [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Island
      • Double Island [Yancey County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Low Gap
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Island
    • Elk Shoal [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Shoal
      • Elk Shoal [Yancey County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Low Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Shoal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Shoal
    • Green Mountain [Yancey County]
    • Hawk Branch [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawk Branch
      • Hawk Branch [Yancey County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Low Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawk Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawk Branch
    • Lincoln Park [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Park
      • Lincoln Park [Yancey County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Low Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Park
    • Paint Gap [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint Gap
      • Paint Gap [Yancey County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Low Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paint Gap
    • Possumtrot [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possumtrot
      • Possumtrot [Yancey County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Low Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Possumtrot have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possumtrot
    • Price Creek [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price Creek
      • Price Creek [Yancey County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Low Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price Creek
    • Swiss [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swiss
      • Swiss [Yancey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Low Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swiss have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swiss
    • Terry Fork [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry Fork
      • Terry Fork [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Low Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry Fork

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Low Gap. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Harry Anderson     (Actor, comedian, magician)
      • Full name: Harry Laverne Anderson
      • Actor, comedian, magician. He was born in Newport (RI) on October 14, 1952 (a Tueday) and died in Asheville (NC) on April 16, 2018 (a Monday) at the age of 65. The body was cremated.
      • Asheville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Low Gap.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Anderson<5>
    • Richard Jerome 'Rome' Chambers     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1900/05/07:1900/05/07)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1900/05/07:1900/05/07. He was born in Weaverville (NC) on August 31, 1875 (a Tueday) and died in Weaverville (NC) on August 30, 1902 (a Saturday) at the age of 27.
      • Weaverville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Low Gap.
      • Weaverville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Low Gap.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Jerome 'Rome' Chambers<5>
    • Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald     (Author, artist)
    • George Guy Gray     (Actor)
    • Eliza Johnson     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869))
      • Born: Eliza McCardle
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869). She was born in Telford (TN) on October 4, 1810 (a Thursday) and died in Greeneville (TN) on January 15, 1876 (a Saturday) at the age of 65.
      • Telford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Low Gap.
      • Greeneville is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the northwest of Low Gap.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson<5>
    • Wade Mainer     (Musician)
    • Rex Lloyd Nelon     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Asheville (NC) on January 19, 1932 (a Tueday) and died in London (England) on January 23, 2000 (a Sunday) at the age of 68. He is buried at Georgia Memorial Park (Cobb County, Georgia).
      • Asheville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Low Gap.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rex Lloyd Nelon<5>
    • Patrick Sky     (Singer, songwriter, musician, producer)
      • Born: Patrick Linch
      • Singer, songwriter, musician, producer. He was born in College Park (GA) on October 2, 1940 (a Wednesday) and died in Asheville (NC) on May 26, 2021 (a Wednesday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Asheville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Low Gap.

How Far From Low Gap to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Low Gap to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Low Gap and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Burnsville, which is the Seat of Yancey County and lies just to the North.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 204 miles [328.3 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Low Gap to Raleigh, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 356 miles [572.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,253 miles [10,063.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,959 miles [11,199.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,836 miles [7,782.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 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    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Low Gap could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Low Gap to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.075 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.625 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.894 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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