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

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Old Company Store, downtown Catawba NC   Former Little Residence, home to Town of Catawba Historical Association Museum   Display at Town of Catawba Historical Association Museum   Catawba River near Catawba NC   Norfok Southern Railroad and Catawba Volunteer Fire Department building

Catawba, North Carolina

Catawba NC is a small town in the heart of the beautiful Catawba Valley, and is one of only two municipalities in Catawba County that borders the Catawba River. The name Catawba recalls the Catawba tribe of Native Americans who once inhabited the area and Catawba is one of the oldest towns between Salisbury and Asheville as a result of having been selected to be the siteCatawba County Seal of an early railroad station. Trains ran to the town before the Civil War, as early as 1859, and continue to do so today.
   The Town of Catawba Historical Association maintains a local history museum in the oldest brick building in town, the former residence of Dr. Q.M. Little, circa 1873, to showcase local history. The museum is located at 101 First Street SW downtown and contains five rooms of unique local history. Visitors to the museum should call 828-241-4077 for scheduling and information.
   Catawba has an annual Catawba Festival and Parade held each November, which features vendors offering everything from crafts and toys to festival food and fun.

 

Resources
City Website: 
Catawba: Town Hall, 102 First Street NW, Catawba NC 28609; 828-241-2215
Location:
Foothills, 1 hour and 15 minutes east of Asheville
County: Catawba County
: County Offices, 100-A South West Boulevard, Newton NC 28658; 828-465-8201
Elevation & Population:
886 feet, 700+
County Visitor/Welcome Center:
Catawba County Visitor Information Center, 1055 Southgate Corporation Park SW, Hickory NC 28602; 828-328-6111
County Chamber of Commerce:
Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, 1055 Southgate Corporation Park SW, Hickory NC 28602; 828-328-6111
Newspapers
: The Claremont Courier, 3283 White Oak Court, Claremont NC 28610; 828-320-8450 and the Hickory Daily Record, 1100 Park Place, Hickory NC 28603; 828-322-4510
Movie Theatres: (Nearest) Carmike 14, 2000 SE Catawba Valley Boulevard, Hickory NC 28603; 828-304-0004 and Carolina Theater, 221 1st Avenue NW, Hickory NC 28601; 828-322-7210
High Schools: Bandys High School, 5040 East Bandys Road, Catawba NC 28609; 828-241-3171
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest) Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory NC 28601; 828-328-1741 and Catawba Valley Community College, 2550 US Highway 70 SE, Hickory NC 28602; 828-327-7000
Hospitals:
(Nearest) Frye Regional Medical Center, 420 North Center Street, Hickory NC 28601; 828-315-5000 and Catawba Valley Medical Center, 810 Fairgrove Church Road SE, Hickory NC 28602; 828-326-3000
Area Major Festivals: Catawba Valley Pottery Festival (March)
Area Natural Attractions:  Pisgah National Forest, South Mountains State Park
Area Cultural Attractions: Bunker Hill Covered Bridge
Catawba County Museum of History, Catawba Science Center, Town of Catawba Historical Association Museum, Harper House/Hickory History Center, Hickory Furniture Mart, Hickory Motor Speedway,  Hickory Museum of Art, Hiddenite Center, Historic Murray's Mill 


Real Estate

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
(See also Hickory)
JB Frog's: (Grill) 7774 Hudson Chapel Road, Catawba NC 28609; 828-241-2005
Pop's Old Company Store & Tavern: (Deli) 101 North Main Street, Catawba NC 28609; 828-241-4200


Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
No accommodations currently available in Catawba. See Hickory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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