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Swannanoa, NC -- U.S. Census Designated Place in North Carolina
Population (2000): 4132
Housing Units (2000): 1774
Land area (2000): 6.361710 sq. miles (16.476753 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.036825 sq. miles (0.095377 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 6.398535 sq. miles (16.572130 sq. km)
FIPS code: 66280
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 35.604808 N, 82.387921 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Swannanoa, NC

Swannanoa may refer to:

in New Zealand
  • Swannanoa, New Zealand, in North Canterbury, New Zealand
in the United States
  • Lake Swannanoa, New Jersey
  • Swannanoa, North Carolina
  • Swannanoa River, North Carolina
  • Swannanoa (mansion), Virginia, listed on the NRHP
Swannanoa (mansion)

Swannanoa is an Italian Renaissance Revival villa built in 1912 by millionaire and philanthropist James H. Dooley (1841–1922) above Rockfish Gap on the border of northern Nelson County and Augusta County, Virginia, in the USA. It is partially based on buildings in the Villa Medici, Rome.

Rockfish Gap is the southern end of the Skyline Drive through the Shenandoah National Park and the northern terminus of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

It is located on the crest of the Blue Ridge mountains, overlooking both Shenandoah and Rockfish valleys. It is located on a jurisdictional border, so it is in both Augusta and Nelson counties.