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Cranberry, North Carolina

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Country  United States
County  Avery County
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Elevation  954 m
Local time  Tuesday 5:59 PM
State  North Carolina
Founded  1850
GNIS feature ID  1019844
Zip code  28622
Area code  828
Cranberry, North Carolina
Weather  11°C, Wind S at 13 km/h, 92% Humidity

Cranberry is an unincorporated community in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. The community was founded in 1850 and was named after Cranberry Creek, which flows in the area. The community is located one mile south from the town of Elk Park, along US 19E.

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Map of Cranberry, NC 28657, USA

History

Before the settlement of Cranberry, the area was already known for one of the largest veins of iron ore in the United States. During the Civil War, iron was produced for the Confederate Army. In 1882, the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad ("Tweetsie") linked Cranberry with Johnson City, Tennessee; it was later extended on to Montezuma in 1904, eventually reaching Boone by 1919. During this time, Cranberry was incorporated as a town until sometime after 1929 when the Cranberry Furnace was closed. Eventually the railroad to Cranberry was decommissioned in 1950.

References

Cranberry, North Carolina Wikipedia


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