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Welcome to Otter Creek ...

So far, we have found very little information about Otter Creek. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Otter Creek to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Otter Creek, please Contact Us.


Otter Creek would have been located within present day Rutherford County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Otter Creek, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Otter Creek is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Otter Creek was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Otter Creek once stood is in the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Otter Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Otter Creek - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Brunswick, New York, North Dakota, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Otter Creek ...

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

  • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
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    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Otter Creek
    • 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<7>
  • Marion [McDowell County]
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    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Otter 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<7>
  • Forest City [Rutherford County]
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    • Forest City [Rutherford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Otter Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,138 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest City<7>
  • Spindale [Rutherford County]
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    • Spindale [Rutherford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Otter Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,175 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spindale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spindale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spindale<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
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      • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutherfordton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherfordton<7>
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
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      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lure have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<7>
    • Columbus [Polk County]
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      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<7>
    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
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      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Otter Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreat have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montreat<7>
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
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      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Otter 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<7>
    • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Mills
      • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Otter Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander Mills

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

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

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

Adding Otter Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Otter Creek in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Otter Creek was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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About Rutherford County

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The official website for Rutherford County: www.rutherfordcountync.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Otter Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Rutherford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Otter Creek - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Otter Creek) 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 Otter Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Otter CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Otter Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5206, Longitude: -82.0939       In this case, the coordinates for Otter Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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.
<7>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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