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Horse Shoe, North Carolina
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Coordinates: 35°20′35″N 82°33′23″W / 35.34306°N 82.55639°W / 35.34306; -82.55639Coordinates: 35°20′35″N 82°33′23″W / 35.34306°N 82.55639°W / 35.34306; -82.55639
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Henderson
Area
 • Total 7.572 sq mi (19.61 km2)
 • Land 7.460 sq mi (19.32 km2)
 • Water 0.112 sq mi (0.29 km2)
Elevation
2,090 ft (640 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,351
 • Density 310.49/sq mi (119.88/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28742
Area code(s) 828
GNIS feature ID 1020842
FIPS code 37-32740

Horse Shoe is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Henderson County, North Carolina, United States. Its ZIP code is 28742. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,351.

The community took its name from a nearby meander in the French Broad River.

Notable people

  • Bil Dwyer, cartoonist and humorist (1907-1987)
  • Cecil Gordon, race-car driver (1941-2012)
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