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Welcome to Roan Mountain ...

Roan Mountain is located in Carter County<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 altitude 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 lies within the (423) area code.

The ZIP code for Roan Mountain: 37687<4>

Communities near Roan Mountain ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Roan Mountain.

  • Johnson City [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson City
    • Johnson City [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Roan Mountain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,142 people
    • Former names for Johnson City:
    • Blue Plum Station
    • Haynesville
    • Johnsons Depot
    • Johnsons Tank
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnson City<6>
  • East Ridge [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Ridge
    • East Ridge [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Roan Mountain
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,317 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Ridge
  • Elizabethton [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethton
    • Elizabethton [Carter County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Roan Mountain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethton<6>
  • Erwin [Unicoi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
    • Erwin [Unicoi County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Roan Mountain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,854 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Unicoi [Unicoi County]
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      • Unicoi [Unicoi County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Roan Mountain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,579 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unicoi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unicoi<6>
    • Woodby Hill [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodby Hill
      • Woodby Hill [Carter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Roan Mountain
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,730 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodby Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodby Hill
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
      • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Roan Mountain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<6>
    • Norris [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris
      • Norris [Johnson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Roan Mountain
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Elk
      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Roan Mountain
      • 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]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newland
      • Newland [Avery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Roan Mountain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<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 Roan Mountain. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Roan Mountain.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Roan Mountain.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Roan Mountain. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Roan Mountain to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Roan Mountain 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 Roan Mountain was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Roan Mountain in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Carter, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Roan Mountain). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Roan Mountain or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Roan Mountain) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Roan Mountain. 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 Roan MountainOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roan Mountain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1964, Longitude: -82.0703    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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