The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

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Edneyville
Edneyville is a small unincorporated  community located to the east of Hendersonville. The main industry in rural Edneyville is apple growing, and the region, along with other parts of Henderson County, is the 7th largest apple growing region in America. Numerous apple orchards and roadside markets dot the major road, Highway 64, through Edneyville. The community is also home to the North Carolina Justice Academy, a police training facility, as well as a number of private mountain communities.

Etowah
Etowah is an unincorporated community located to the west of Hendersonville in Henderson County. Primarily rural, with some residential developments, Etowah is home to the Etowah Valley Country Club & Golf Lodge. Population of Etowah is around 3000.

Horse Shoe
Horse Shoe is an unincorporated community located to the west of Hendersonville in Henderson County. Primarily rural, Horse Shoe also has some residential developments.

Laurel Park
The town of Laurel Park is a small, mainly residential community located on the western edge of Hendersonville. Laurel Park, incorporated in 1925, is home to Jump Off Rock Park, an easily accessible overlook offering spectacular westward views out across the mountains. Population of Laurel Park is approximately 2,300,and encompasses 2.87 square miles, and the town offices are located at 441 White Pine Drive, Laurel Park NC 28739.
     Historically Laurel Park saw vacation and recreational development, beginning as early as the late 1800's, around Echo Mountain. By 1903 a rail line had been built up along Fifth Avenue in Hendersonville to bring summer visitors to Rainbow Lake and the former Laurel Park Casino from the downtown area. An interesting historical footnote is that boxing legend Jack Demspey trained in Laurel Park, at the Laurel Park Casino, in 1926, only to later lose his title to Gene Tunney in a title fight.

Mills River
Mills River, incorporated in 2003, is located to the north of Hendersonville, and lies within minutes of Pisgah National forest. Primarily agricultural and residential, Mills River is 22 square miles in size. Highways 280 and 191 serve as major arteries and provide access to nearby Hendersonville and Asheville.
    The town is home to approximately 6,600 residents and has a rich history of agriculture. Town offices are located at 5046 Boylston Highway, Suite 3, Mills River NC 28759.

Mills River is also home to the popular North Mills River Recreation Area as well as a number of private mountain communities.

Mountain Home
Mountain Home is a small unincorporated, primarily residential community located to the north of Hendersonville. Population is approximately 2,000 residents. There is some small commercial development since Mountain Home is located near Interstate I-26.

Tuxedo & Zirconia
Tuxedo is located to the south of Hendersonville and is a small unincorporated community. During the early 1900's it was a thriving manufacturing community, and home to the former Green River Manufacturing Company. Eventually the manufacturing disappeared and Tuxedo became primarily  a residential and vacation homes community. The area has a number of summer camp for boys and girls and it is in that regard that it is best known. Nearby Zirconia was named for the many zircon mines that once operated there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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