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Roan Mountain, Tennessee

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The location of Roan Mountain

Welcome to Roan Mountain ...

Roan Mountain is located in Carter County.

The location of Roan Mountain has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Roan Mountain: Roan Mtn. (or less commonly used: Roan Mntn.)

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Roan Mountain had a population of 1,360 people.<2> (see below for details).

Roan Mountain is 2,570 feet [783 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Roan Mountain is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Roan Mountain is within the boundaries of the (423) area code.

Population Details ...

More information can be found on the Census Page for Roan Mountain.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Roan Mountain. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Roan Mountain. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Roan Mountain.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Roan Mountain:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Roan Mountain ...

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

Communities near Roan Mountain ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Johnson City   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Roan Mountain

Located in Washington County

East Ridge   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Roan Mountain

Located in Washington County

Elizabethton   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Roan Mountain

Erwin   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Roan Mountain

Located in Unicoi County

Unicoi   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Roan Mountain

Located in Unicoi County

Woodby Hill   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Roan Mountain

Spruce Pine   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Roan Mountain

Located in Mitchell County (NC)

Norris   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Roan Mountain

Located in Johnson County

Banner Elk   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Roan Mountain

Located in Avery County (NC)

Newland   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Roan Mountain

Located in Avery County (NC)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Roan Mountain.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Carter County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Roan Mountain.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Roan Mountain - 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' (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- Roan Mountain) 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 Roan Mountain. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Roan Mountain

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roan Mountain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1962, Longitude: -82.0704     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roan Mountain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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