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Roaring Gap, North Carolina
(Alleghany County)

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Welcome to Roaring Gap ...

Roaring Gap is located in Alleghany County<1>.

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

Roaring Gap is 2,870 feet [875 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Roaring Gap is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Roaring Gap: (336)

Communities Also Named Roaring Gap ...

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

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

Communities near Roaring Gap ...

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

  • Galax [Galax City]
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    • Galax [Galax City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Roaring Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,296 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galax<5>
  • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
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    • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Roaring Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,082 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Wilkesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Wilkesboro<5>
  • Elkin [Surry County]
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    • Elkin [Surry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Roaring Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,001 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkin<5>
  • Jonesville [Yadkin County]
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    • Jonesville [Yadkin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Roaring Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,206 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sparta [Alleghany County]
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      • Sparta [Alleghany County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Roaring Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,723 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<5>
    • Dobson [Surry County]
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      • Dobson [Surry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Roaring Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dobson<5>
    • Boonville [Yadkin County]
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      • Boonville [Yadkin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Roaring Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonville<5>
    • Independence [Grayson County]
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      • Independence [Grayson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Roaring Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 887 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<5>
    • Arlington [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Yadkin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Roaring Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ronda [Wilkes County]
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      • Ronda [Wilkes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Roaring Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ronda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronda<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 Roaring Gap. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Roaring Gap.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Roaring Gap ...

Looking for more information about Roaring 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Roaring Gap, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Roaring Gap.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Alleghany County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Roaring 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 Alleghany, 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 Roaring Gap - 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- Roaring Gap) 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 Roaring Gap. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Roaring GapOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roaring Gap. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4029, Longitude: -80.9854       In this case, the coordinates for Roaring Gap 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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