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gentle lifestyle offered
affords many an excellent opportunity to
"get away from it all."
Historic accommodations, award
winning dining, cultural arts, unique
shopping, nature and outdoor activities, great people and the best
place in the mountains to live! That’s Macon County.
has many kinds
of recreational activities. You can
take a hike, to enjoy the Great Smokey Mountains up close. Or take
ride down the white waters of Western North Carolina. There are
numerous private and public camp sites throughout Macon County. Each
October during the fall leaf changing season the country side
alive with a marvelous array of colors Macon County
has many small
towns and villages to visit, some of the larger ones are Franklin,
The Highlands Plateau, is located
in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains
of Western North Carolina. Highlands is about 65 miles southwest of
Asheville, Atlanta Ga. is around 165 miles from Highlands. The Village
has an average elevation of 4118’. As for the weather, the
temperatures are moderate; the humidity is comfortable even though
Highlands is located in rain forest area (average rainfall is 86.59").
Highlands has churches of all
denominations, shopping areas throughout
the Village area. The Public educational system is ranked in the
10th percentile of the SATs.
in the mountains between the Great Smokies and South Carolina lies
Jackson County. As one of the larger counties in Western North
Carolina, it is home to the highest mountain lake east of the
Mississippi. Thorpe Lake (or Lake Glenville, as it is know by the area
residents) was built in the early forties by Alcoa.
Jackson County is home to several
lakes and some famous rivers, one of
which is the Cullasaja
River, where a portion of the movie
was filmed. Sapphire Valley, in
southern Jackson County, is named
the gem mining of the past. A good portion of
Christmas trees for
our nation are provided from this area.
of the major towns in Jackson
County include Sylva (which is the
County Seat), Dillsboro (home to The Smoky Mountain Railroad),
Cullowhee (location of Western Carolina University), Glenville (where
Thorpe Lake is located), and Cashiers/Sapphire Valley (which has a
great resort and is known for its vacation and retirement atmosphere).
Elevations in the county range from 2,000 feet to 4,800 feet.