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Micaville
Micaville sign and Post Office
Micaville sign and Post Office
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Coordinates: 35°54′34″N 82°12′47″W / 35.90944°N 82.21306°W / 35.90944; -82.21306Coordinates: 35°54′34″N 82°12′47″W / 35.90944°N 82.21306°W / 35.90944; -82.21306
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Yancey
Elevation
2,441 ft (744 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID 1021421

Micaville is an unincorporated community in Yancey County, North Carolina, United States. The name comes from a mineral mined there called Mica. It was the central mining location in the county.

Micaville was a main point on the Yancey Railroad carrying Mica and Feldspar minerals, along with fertilizer, building materials, livestock feed and steel spring wire. Due to damage from Hurricane Agnes and flooding from other storms most of the bridges , track and branches were destroyed. Engine number 40 now sits abandoned along 19E in Micaville, across the road from the Silver Bullet convenience store.

In the early 1900s, the Black Mountain Railroad later operating as the Yancey Railroad (YAN) transformed the economy from an agricultural-based into a mining community with later lumber harvesting adding into the economy.

Education

Micaville Elementary School is operated by Yancey County Schools System.

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