Bat Cave, North Carolina

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Bat Cave
—  Unincorporated  —
Bat Cave is located in North Carolina
Bat Cave
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°27′05″N 82°17′13″W / 35.45139°N 82.28694°W / 35.45139; -82.28694Coordinates: 35°27′05″N 82°17′13″W / 35.45139°N 82.28694°W / 35.45139; -82.28694
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyHenderson County
Elevation1,480 ft (451 m)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code28710[1]
Area code(s)828
GNIS feature ID1018981[2]
 
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Bat Cave
—  Unincorporated  —
Bat Cave is located in North Carolina
Bat Cave
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°27′05″N 82°17′13″W / 35.45139°N 82.28694°W / 35.45139; -82.28694Coordinates: 35°27′05″N 82°17′13″W / 35.45139°N 82.28694°W / 35.45139; -82.28694
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyHenderson County
Elevation1,480 ft (451 m)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code28710[1]
Area code(s)828
GNIS feature ID1018981[2]

Bat Cave is an unincorporated community in Henderson County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The community is located along Lake Lure Highway (US 64/US 74A/NC 9), 14.6 miles (23.5 km) northeast of Hendersonville, along the banks of the Broad River.[3]

The community was named after the nearby cave which is inhabited by several species of bats, on Bluerock Mountain (sometimes referred as Bat Cave Mountain). It is the largest known granite fissure cave in North America and is a protected area, not open to the public.

The community is serviced by an all volunteer fire department and has a bimonthly community paper called "The Bat Biz."

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