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Celo is in Yancey County.
One tradition says the community was named for John Celo, a hunter; another says it was named for nearby Celo Knob
The latitude of Celo is 35.855N. The longitude is -82.198W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,717 feet.
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Yancey County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Celo political report.
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