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

Glen Alpine

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Aerial view of Glen Alpine Elementary School in Glen Alpine NC  Glen Alpine Depot in 1985  Glen Alpine Depot Restaurant building in Glen Alpine NC  Glen Alpine Fire Department  In Burke County, near Glen Alpine NC

Glen Alpine, North Carolina

With roots that date back to the mid 1800's, Glen Alpine NC began with the arrival of the Southern Railroad. Originally called Turkey Tail by railroad workers, Glen Alpine also was named Sigmundsburg (after Edmund Sigmum, a mill founder) and  then Glen Alpine Station. In the early 1870's the town was home to one of the then largest wooden structures in North Carolina, the Glen Alpine Springs Hotel, which was said to have had as many as 100 guests at a time. After the hotel closed in 1890's, the town's name was finally changed to just Glen Alpine. Glen Alpine today is primarily a residential community, and is also home to the Lake James Cellars winery.

 

Resources
City Website: 
Glen Alpine: Town Hall, 103 Pitts Street, Glen Alpine NC 28628; 828-584-2622
Location:
Foothills, 1 hour east of Asheville
County: Burke County
: Burke County Government Center, 200 Avery Avenue, Morganton NC 28680; 828-439-4340
Elevation & Population:
1,201 feet, 1,100+
County Visitor/Welcome Center:
Burke County Visitor Center, 102 East Meeting Street, Morganton NC 28655; 828-726-0616 
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: Freedom High School, 511 Independence Boulevard, Morganton NC 28655; 828-433-1310
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest) Western Piedmont Community College, 1001 Burkemont Avenue, Morganton NC 28655; 828-438-6000
Hospitals:
(Nearest) Grace Hospital, 2201 South Sterling Street, Morganton NC 28655; 828-580-5000
Area Major Festivals: Fall Festival (October), Christmas Parade (December), 4th of July Parade (July)
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
Wineries: Lake James Cellars
   
 


Real Estate

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining See
Morganton  and  Valdese

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations See also
Morganton  
The Inn at Glen Alpine: (B&B) 105 Davis Street, Glen Alpine NC 28628; 828-584-9264

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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