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
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Connelly Springs

(Including nearby Icard)

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Town Hall, Connelly Springs NC

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Connelly Springs, North Carolina

Connelly Springs NC is located in eastern Burke County between Hickory and Morganton, and was originally named Happy Home. The first settler in the area was William Lewis Connelly and in the 1880's the town's name was changed to Connelly Springs after the discovery of mineral springs by Mrs. Elmira Connelly. The town, because of the popularity of the springs for natural healing, soon became a resort destination with a number of large hotels constructed for visitors. These former hotels included The Connelly Mineral Springs Hotel, The Sides Boarding House, The Connelly Springs Inn and The Haliburton Hotel.
     Connelly Springs  was incorporated in 1920, and later again in 1989, and eventually became a bedroom community with residents employed in the textile and furniture manufacturing facilities in neighboring towns. Recently Connelly Springs has seen considerable growth, a new town hall was opened in 2002 and numerous community projects undertaken as well as a revitalization of the business sector along NC Highway 70.  Connelly Springs is also home to the Raintree Cellars winery, and adjacent to the community is the beautiful South Mountains State Park.

 

Resources
City:
Town Hall, 1030 US Highway 70, Connelly Springs NC 28612; 828-879-2321
Location:
Foothills, one hour and fifteen minutes east of Asheville
County: Burke County
: Burke County Government Center, 200 Avery Avenue, Morganton NC 28680; 828-439-4340
Elevation & Population:
1236 feet, 1,900+

County Visitor/Welcome Center:
Burke County Visitor Center, 1110 East Meeting Street, Morganton NC 28655; 828-433-6793 
County Chamber of Commerce: Burke County Chamber of Commerce, 110 East Meeting Street, Morganton NC 28655; 828-437-3021
Newspaper
: The News Herald, 301 Collett Street, Morganton NC 28655; 828-437-2161
Movie Theatres: (Nearest) Marquee Cinemas Mimosa 7, 103 South Green Street, Morganton NC 28655; 828-437-8084
High School: East Burke High School, 3695 East Burke Boulevard, Connelly Springs NC 28612; 828-397-5541 and Jimmy C. Draughn High School, 709 Lovelady Road NE, Valdese NC 28690, 828-879-4200
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest) Western Piedmont Community College, 1001 Burkemont Avenue, Morganton NC 28655; 828-438-6000
Hospitals:
(Nearest) Valdese Hospital, 720 Malcolm Boulevard, Valdese NC 28690; 828-874-2251
Area Major Festivals: Connelly Springs Fall Festival (October)
Area Natural Attractions: Brown Mountain Lights, Lake James State Park, South Mountains State Park
Area Cultural Attractions: History Museum of Burke County, North Carolina School For The Deaf Museum, Old Burke County Courthouse Heritage Museum, Quaker Meadows Plantation, Senator Sam J. Erwin Jr. Museum
Wineries: Raintree Cellars


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Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Granny's Country Kitchen: (Country) 3448 Miller Bridge Road, Icard NC 28666; 828-397-3588

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
No accommodations currently available in Connelly Springs. See Morganton  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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