The Region Today…
Over the past few decades, more people have flocked to the Mitchell, Yancey and Avery County region for its natural beauty, adventure, and solitude. Folks come to our counties to hike or kayak for a few days, to stay the summer in second homes, to immerse themselves in a few years of apprenticeship with local craft artists, or to just enjoy the beauty of our green hills.
We make an interesting stew — remnants of ancient Cherokee culture, the predominance of the Ulster Scots, skilled makers, adventure seekers, part-timers, and recent arrivals. One thing we can all agree on — the mountains feel like home.
Photo: Yancey County Courthouse, Burnsville.