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Bearwallow, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Henderson
Named for A bear wallow
2,031 ft (619 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
28735 and 28792
Area code(s) 828
GNIS feature ID 1006125

Bearwallow is an unincorporated community in Henderson County, North Carolina and is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located along Gerton Highway (US 74A), within Hickory Nut Gorge, flanked by Burntshirt, Grant, and Little Bearwallow mountains.


A post office called Bearwallow was established in 1858, and remained in operation until 1951. The community derives its name from a bear wallow near the original town site.

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