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Welcome to Watauga Falls ...

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

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


Watauga Falls would have been located within present day Watauga County<2>.

The location of Watauga Falls has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

The pronunciation of Watauga Falls: wa-TAW-ga<4>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Watauga Falls is 2,650 feet [808 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Watauga Falls is ½ mile above sea level.

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

If Watauga Falls still existed, it would have been in the (828) area code.

Communities near Watauga Falls ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Watauga Falls.

  • Shell Creek [Carter County]
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    • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Watauga Falls
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Boone [Watauga County]
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    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Watauga Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<7>
  • Mountain City [Johnson County]
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    • Mountain City [Johnson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Watauga Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,444 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City<7>
  • Norris [Johnson County]
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    • Norris [Johnson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Watauga Falls
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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]<6> to the northeast of Watauga Falls
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<7>
    • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
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      • Roan Mountain [Carter County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Watauga Falls
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,360 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roan Mountain<7>
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
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      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Watauga Falls
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blowing Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blowing Rock<7>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Elk
      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Watauga Falls
      • 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<7>
    • Newland [Avery County]
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      • Newland [Avery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Watauga Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<7>
    • Elk Park [Avery County]
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      • Elk Park [Avery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Watauga Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Park<7>

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

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

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

Adding Watauga Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Watauga Falls 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 Watauga Falls was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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About Watauga County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Watauga County: www.wataugacounty.org/

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 Watauga Falls, 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 Watauga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Watauga Falls. 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.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Watauga Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Watauga Falls) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watauga Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2510, Longitude: -81.8551       In this case, the coordinates for Watauga Falls have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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