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Hiddenite is in Alexander County, in the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir metro area.
The community was named after a mineral found locally. The gem was named for named for William Earl Hidden, a mineralogist sent to North Carolina by Thomas Edison to find platinum
The latitude of Hiddenite is 35.903N. The longitude is -81.09W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,175 feet.
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Alexander County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hiddenite political report.
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