Located in Caldwell County near Lake Rhodhiss (part of the Catawba River) and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Area Hospitals: Valdese Hospital, Caldwell Memorial Hospital and Frye Regional Medical Center a Duke Lifepoint Hospital

Area Colleges and Universities: Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Lenoir-Rhyne University and Catawba Valley Community College

Larger Cities near Baton: Lenoir, Hickory and Morganton