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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
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Henderson
Named for A bat cave, located on Bluerock Mountain
Elevation
1,480 ft (451 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28710
Area code(s) 828
GNIS feature ID 1018981

Bat Cave is an unincorporated community in Henderson County, North Carolina and is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area. Named after a bat cave located on Bluerock Mountain (also known as Bat Cave Mountain), it is largest known augen gneiss 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, located along the banks of the Broad River and within the Hickory Nut Gorge, features several shops, inns and a post office. It is also where three highways merge, U.S. Route 64 (US 64) from Hendersonville, U.S. Route 74A (US 74A) from Asheville, and North Carolina Highway 9 (NC 9) from Black Mountain, becoming Lake Lure Highway; which then continues in a southeasterly direction to Chimney Rock and Lake Lure.

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