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Beech Mountain, Watauga County, North Carolina, United States (36.20909 -81.88180)
Beech Mountain is a town in both Avery and Watauga counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 320. The town is located atop Beech Mountain and is the highest town east of the Rocky Mountains. The nearest municipality at a higher elevation is Des Moines, New Mexico, some 1,220 miles (nearly 2,000 km) away.