Mountain Heritage

The High Country of North Carolina is an area rich with mountain heritage. Click through the articles below to read about the areas history on a variety of subjects!

  • Mountain Heritage Posts

    • New Heritage Trails in the High Country Region

      New Heritage Trails in the High Country Region  Two cultural heritage trails developed by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area will give your visit to

    • A Crossnore NC Day Trip

      Located less than a half hour’s drive from Banner Elk, North Carolina, not only is Crossnore home to the school founded by Dr. Mary Martin

    • Trout in Western North Carolina

      The High Country is a well know fly-fishing area in the United States.  With many headwaters starting in Avery County, the cool waters provide the

    • The 1908 Jones House Music & Arts

      On the National Historic Register, the Jones House was built in 1908 by Dr. John Walter Jones.  Located in the middle of downtown Boone, on

    • Historic Inns of the High Country

      Green Park Inn Since opening in 1891 the Green Park Inn has lodged some of the most powerful and famous people in the world. Marilyn

    • Where to Find Free Music in the High Country!

      Beneath the billboards, down the road, down the driveway, behind the trees, there¹s a gathering of local folks playing music, telling stories, and dancing. This

    • The History of the Settlement of the High Country

      REALLY Early Settlement Clovis-type fluted spearpoints have been found in the High Country dating as far back as 13,500 years before the present. During Colonial

    • Tom Dooley Tour

      Who hasn’t heard of the Ballad of Tom Dooley (Dula)? Made famous by the Kingston Trio in 1957, and recorded by numerous other artists, the

    • Civil War Trails of the High County

      From 2011-2015 North Carolina is commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in North Carolina. While only one engagement by regular troops was fought in

    • Blue Ridge Parkway History

      The construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway came about through a combination of circumstances, which could never be duplicated. Although the idea of a road


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