Minneapolis, North Carolina

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Minneapolis
Minneapolis is located in North Carolina
Minneapolis
Minneapolis
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°05′57″N 81°59′13″W / 36.09917°N 81.98694°W / 36.09917; -81.98694Coordinates: 36°05′57″N 81°59′13″W / 36.09917°N 81.98694°W / 36.09917; -81.98694
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyAvery County
Named forMinneapolis, MN[1]
Elevation
3,665 ft (1,117 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28652
Area code(s)828
GNIS feature ID1021490[2]

Minneapolis is a community located along US 19-E in Avery County, North Carolina. It shares its name with two other cities nationwide: another small town in Kansas, and the much larger and more famous city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, that state's largest city.

History[edit]

As early as 1904, the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad went through the community of Minneapolis, but bypassed it as it traveled between Cranberry and Montezuma. In 1910 a depot was built, mainly to service a sawmill and asbestos factory; in 1937, the depot was abandoned, but flag stops still continued till 1940. After the rails were removed, the railway bed became the foundation for Old Toe River Road.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hardy, Michael (May 17, 2017). "A few Avery County place names". The Avery Journal Times. Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Minneapolis, North Carolina