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Tryon

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Tryon

A Small Town with Big Personalities

Many of the historic buildings on Tryon’s Trade Street, as we know it today, were in place by 1900, including a general store, pharmacy and post office.  Buildings like these have contributed to Tryon receiving the designation of historic district by the National Register of Historic Places. Tryon quickly grew as a resort town, bringing tourists to the area to enjoy the mountain views and good climate.

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Mars Hill

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Mars Hill

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.

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86th Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

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Lenoir

The original settlement of Lenoir was first known as Tucker’s Barn after the family that settled on the north side of Lower Creek around 1765. The Tucker homestead became a gathering place, serving as voting precinct, muster ground, store and a place for “frolics” and celebrations. When Caldwell County was formed in 1841, a commission was appointed to select a county seat. The site of “Tucker’s Barn,” was chosen and new county seat was named Lenoir in honor of Revolutionary War hero General William Lenoir, who later became a trustee of the University of North Carolina.

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Mountain Heritage Classes Project

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Mount Airy

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Mount Airy

Before there was a state of North Carolina, indeed before there was a United States of America, as early as the 1750s settlers began to gather in the area now known as Mount Airy.  A stopover point on a much-traveled road that ran from Salem, NC,  into Virginia, the community grew into a small town by the 1830s.

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Brevard

The historic small town of Brevard is the county seat of Transylvania County, also known as "the land of the waterfalls." The community is surrounded by nature and the Pisgah National Forest.

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