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Mountain town known for the many waterfalls in the surrounding region

Sapphire is in Transylvania County, in the Brevard metro area.

The community was named for the presence of sapphires in the region, or for the blue sky and water

The latitude of Sapphire is 35.106N. The longitude is -83.003W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,166 feet.


Nearby parks & recreation: Gorges State Park, Horse Pasture River and Falls, Nantahala National Forest, Whitewater Falls Scenic Area

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Transylvania County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sapphire political report.

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