A Town Born From Education
Before 1856, when no more than 10 families lived on what was then known as Pleasant Hill, education was important to the parents who founded an academy to educate their children.Read more about Mars Hill
Perched on the crest of the Blue Ridge atop the Eastern Continental Divide, the Orchard at Altapass occupies a unique spot in both America’s landscape and history. The Orchard has been a vital travel route since the earliest settlers began exploring these mountains. Buffalo and elk traversed here, followed by the Cherokee Indians and eventually European settlers.Read more about The Orchard at Altapass
Read more about The Orchard at Altapass
The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the country’s longest running folk festival, now in its 86th year of highlighting mountain culture, returns to the Diana Wortham Theatre this summer.Read more about 86th Mountain Dance and Folk Festival
Read more about 86th Mountain Dance and Folk Festival
Waynesville is the largest city west of Asheville. It is Haywood County's oldest town and the Haywood County seat, framed by mountain vistas, vast national forest lands and clear, rushing streams. It is also where team square dancing originated in the 1930s.