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Nestled in the valley below is the Cradle of Forestry in America, the birthplace of science-based forest management and a living legacy made possible by George and Edith Vanderbilt of the nearby Biltmore Estate. Some 87,000 acres of the Vanderbilt…
The first Locust Old Fields Baptist Church was established here in 1803. It was among the first churches established west of Asheville. Although the original building no longer stands, it served the small community here for many years as a house o…
Cherokee villages and mounds 1/3 mile west a key site for archaeologists. Occupied from 8000 B.C. to 1600s A.D.
Like a gigantic mirror, Looking Glass Rock reflects a dazzle of sunlight when water collects on its granite face. This display is especially spectacular in winter when the water turns to ice.
Looking Glass Rock is a pluton formed by underground…
What killed the trees? The balsam wooly adelgid, a pinhead-size insect native to Europe, is responsible. It began attacking the Fraser fir forests here in the 1970s. The red spruce, unaffected by the adelgid, survives in the midst of this devastat…
6053 Ft.Highest elevationBlue Ridge ParkwayMotor Road.
United States Department of the InteriorNational Park Service
This Monument is Dedicated to the Men and Women of Haywood county who served during World War II and to those who gave their lives in defense of our country.
A nearby stone marker lists local World War IICongressional Medal of Honor Winners"For…
Organized by GermanLutherans about 1825;Methodist since 1866.Is 2½ miles south.
The expedition led by Gen. Griffith Rutherford against the Cherokee, Sept. 1776, passed near-by along Hominy Creek.