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Chimney Rock, North Carolina
The village of Chimney Rock
The village of Chimney Rock
Location of Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Location of Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Rutherford
 • Total 3.36 sq mi (8.70 km2)
 • Land 3.36 sq mi (8.69 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
1,096 ft (334 m)
 • Total 113
 • Estimate 
 • Density 34.55/sq mi (13.34/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 828
FIPS code 37-12460
GNIS feature ID 1027392

Chimney Rock is a village in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 113 at the 2010 census. The village takes its name from a large granite outcropping located on a summit above the village itself in Chimney Rock State Park.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), all of it land. The town shares a border with the town of Lake Lure.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 175
2010 113 −35.4%
2019 (est.) 116 2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
Chimney Rock, North Carolina (2006)
Chimney Rock, a 315-foot (96 m) granite monolith in Chimney Rock State Park near Chimney Rock, North Carolina
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View from the top of Chimney Rock

2020 census

Chimney Rock racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 126 90.0%
Pacific Islander 1 0.71%
Other/Mixed 9 6.43%
Hispanic or Latino 4 2.86%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 140 people, 81 households, and 48 families residing in the village.


The climax of Michael Mann's film version of James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans was filmed along one of the pathways across from Chimney Rock State Park.

Parts of the movie version of the Stephen King novel Firestarter were also filmed here.

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