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Bat Cave, North Carolina
Unincorporated community
Bat Cave Sign.JPG
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Henderson
Elevation 1,480 ft (451 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28710
Area code(s) 828
GNIS feature ID 1018981

Bat Cave is an unincorporated community in Henderson County, North Carolina, in the 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.

The community was named after the nearby cave which is inhabited by several species of bats, on Bluerock Mountain (sometimes referred to 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. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.

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

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