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Whittier was a small town and is now an unincorporated community in western North Carolina, founded in 1881 by Clark Whittier when he purchased 60,000 acres (240 km²) of land in the area. It was incorporated as a town from 1887 to 1933, when the Great Depression took the lumber industry boom (which began in the 1900s) down with it. The town was located on the railroad and the Tuckasegee River, between Bryson City downstream to the west, and Dillsboro upstream to the southeast. It straddles the county line between Jackson County to its east and Swain County to the west. Whittier is centered at 35°26'06"N, 83°21'36"W (35.4350977, -83.3601542).