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Welcome to Valle Crucis ...

Valle Crucis is located in Watauga County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Valle Crucis: VALL-ee CRU-sis<3>

Valle Crucis was established in 1842.

Valle Crucis is 2,670 feet [814 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Valle Crucis is ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Valle Crucis: (828)

Communities near Valle Crucis ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Valle Crucis.

  • Shell Creek [Carter County]
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    • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Valle Crucis
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Creek
  • Boone [Watauga County]
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    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Valle Crucis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<6>
  • Mountain City [Johnson County]
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    • Mountain City [Johnson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Valle Crucis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,444 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City<6>
  • Norris [Johnson County]
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    • Norris [Johnson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Valle Crucis
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Trade [Johnson County]
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      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Valle Crucis
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<6>
    • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
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      • Roan Mountain [Carter County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Valle Crucis
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,360 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roan Mountain<6>
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
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      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Valle Crucis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blowing Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blowing Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blowing Rock<6>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Elk
      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Valle Crucis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Elk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner Elk<6>
    • Newland [Avery County]
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      • Newland [Avery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Valle Crucis
      • 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<6>
    • Elk Park [Avery County]
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      • Elk Park [Avery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Valle Crucis
      • 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<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Valle Crucis ...

Looking for more information about Valle Crucis? 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 Valle Crucis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Valle Crucis.

Adding Valle Crucis to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Valle Crucis in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

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

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

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About Watauga County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Watauga County: www.wataugacounty.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 Watauga, 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Valle Crucis. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Valle Crucis - 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 from Point A (ie- Valle Crucis) 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 Valle Crucis. 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 Valle CrucisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valle Crucis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2093, Longitude: -81.7784       In this case, the coordinates for Valle Crucis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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