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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In Drexel NC    Drexel Furniture Company in 1906

Drexel, North Carolina

Drexel NC was named after Anthony Joseph Drexel, a Philadelphia financier and philanthropist who served on the board of directors of the Norfolk Southern Railroad which ran through the middle of this small community. The community prospered from several knitting mills and furniture manufacturers. On February 5, 1913, the North Carolina General Assembly granted a charter to incorporate the Town of Drexel. Drexel's corporate limits were determined by using the railroad depot as a central point and establishing the town limits one-half mile in all direction, thus the town was round. Within these limits were 90 voters.
   In the early 1900's the Drexel Knitting Mills Company and Drexel Furniture Factory were established. The textile and furniture industries were at the heart of Drexel's existence for the rest of the 20th century. Both companies made significant contributions to the Town of Drexel and are an important part of its heritage.

 

Resources
City Website: Drexel
: Town Offices, 202 Church Street, Drexel NC 28619; 828-437-7421
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:
1,194 feet, 1,900+

County Visitor/Welcome Center: Burke County Visitor Center, 102 East Union Street, Morganton NC 28655; 888-462-2921 
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: 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: Waldensian Festival (August)
Area Natural Attractions:
Brown Mountain Lights, Lake James 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
 


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Dining
Papa Johns
: (Pizza) 114 North Main Street, Drexel NC 28619; 828-433-7272

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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