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Deep Gap, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Deep Gap, North Carolina
Deep Gap, North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Watauga
3,002 ft (915 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 828
GNIS feature ID 984078

Deep Gap is an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. The community is named after the natural gap, called Deep Gap, at Fire Scale Mountain, where the Blue Ridge Parkway crosses over US 421. Influential guitar player Doc Watson was born in Deep Gap and lived there until his death May 29, 2012.


Daniel Boone spent a good part of his life in and around Deep Gap, traveling through an area known as Triplett (now part of the Deep Gap postal service area). In 1887, the Gap Creek Baptist Church was established.

Notable person

  • Doc Watson, guitar player
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