Whittier, North Carolina

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Whittier
Unincorporated community
Whittier, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Whittier
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°26′6″N 83°21′37″W / 35.43500°N 83.36028°W / 35.43500; -83.36028Coordinates: 35°26′6″N 83°21′37″W / 35.43500°N 83.36028°W / 35.43500; -83.36028
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyJackson and Swain
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes28789
Area code(s)828
 
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Whittier
Unincorporated community
Whittier, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Whittier
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°26′6″N 83°21′37″W / 35.43500°N 83.36028°W / 35.43500; -83.36028Coordinates: 35°26′6″N 83°21′37″W / 35.43500°N 83.36028°W / 35.43500; -83.36028
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyJackson and Swain
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes28789
Area code(s)828

Whittier is an unincorporated community in Jackson and Swain counties in the western part of the U.S. state of North Carolina. Founded in 1881 by Clark Whittier when he purchased 60,000 acres (240 km²) of land in the area, it was incorporated as a town from 1887 to 1933. The town declined following the collapse of the lumber industry during the Great Depression.

Whittier is located on the railroad and the Tuckasegee River, between Bryson City downstream to the west, and Dillsboro upstream to the southeast.

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