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The population of Andrews is approximately 1,797 (2000), 1781 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,232 (1990), 780 (2010).

The amount of land area in Andrews is 8.17 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Andrews is 1.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Andrews to Washington DC is 462 miles. The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 296 miles. (as the crow flies)
Andrews is positioned 35.19 degrees north of the equator and 83.82 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Andrews elevation is 2,350 feet above sea level.
Andrews median income is $20,273 (2000).

The Andrews median home price is $67,800 (2000).

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Andrews location: in southwestern North Carolina about 90 miles southwest of Asheville. Other nearby communities include Robbinsville, Hayesville, Murphy, Bryson City and Franklin in North Carolina. Both Hiawassee and Young Harris, Georgia are about 18 miles from Andrews. Here is a map page for the area.

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Climate & Weather

Andrews average annual precipitation is 60.1 inches per year.
Andrews average annual snowfall is 12.2 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 37.0 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 54.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 73.8 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 56.1 degrees F.

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History & History Related Items

Andrews history:

Here is a history page for the area.

Wonderful information showing a profile of the Andrews area, the history, rich heritage, and the influence of the railroad in the establishment of the town, which will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2005 is available at
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Andrews attractions:

Each year riders from around the country gather in Andrews to take part in the nation's oldest wagon train.

Andrews is home to indoor fleamarket known as Hillbilly Mall

the 2,000 seat indoor music hall Cherokee Jamboree Pavilion

Andrews is on the scenic lines of Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

The community sits between two of the best known whitewater rafting spots - the Nantahala Gorge and the Ocoee River, a venue for the 1996 Olympic.

Several buildings are on the National Register, including a bed and breakfast, The Old Walker Inn of Valleytown.

Andrews is home to the Appalachian Highland Games festival in September, and the Chautauqua AVE! programeach October.

Day trips available from Andrews often include the John C. Campbell Folk School, the Georgia Mountain Fair, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Nantahala National Forest, the Cherokee National Forest, the Cherohala Skyway, Fields of the Wood, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and much more.

Five lakes within a 35 mile radius of Andrews offer some of the best bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and trout fishing around.

The world's largest star sapphire was found "somewhere in the western part of the state," according to its owner, a local rock hunter. the Andrews Chamber of Commerce Website is a great source for more information about Andrews.

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