Deep Gap, North Carolina

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Deep Gap
Deep Gap is located in North Carolina
Deep Gap
Deep Gap
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°14′13″N 81°30′44″W / 36.23694°N 81.51222°W / 36.23694; -81.51222Coordinates: 36°14′13″N 81°30′44″W / 36.23694°N 81.51222°W / 36.23694; -81.51222
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyWatauga County
Elevation
3,002 ft (915 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28618
Area code(s)828
GNIS feature ID984078[1]

Deep Gap is an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. The community is named after the natural gap, called Deep Gap, at Fire Scale Mountain, where the Blue Ridge Parkway crosses over US 421. Influential guitar player Doc Watson was born in Deep Gap and lived there until his death May 29, 2012.

History[edit]

In 1887, the Gap Creek Baptist Church was established.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deep Gap, North Carolina". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  2. ^ "Gap Creek Baptist Church". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10.