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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Lenoir

(Including nearby Cedar Rock & Gamewell)

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Lenoir, North Carolina

Lenoir NC, the county seat of Caldwell County, is a foothills city rich in history, diverse recreational and cultural opportunities, local attractions and a great quality of life. The first settlement in Lenoir was known as Tucker’s Barn, named for the family who settled in the area around the 1760s. The settlement became a large meeting place for many gatherings and became so popular a fiddle tune was composed and written titled “Tucker’s Barn.” Doc Watson eventually recorded this tune in 1964 on an album titled, The Watson Family Tradition.
   Caldwell County, known as the Furniture Capital of the South, is home to the "
20 Miles of Furniture" where numerous outlets and stores offer deep discounts. Located along or near a stretch of U.S. Highway 321 between Lenoir and Hickory, the area is a required destination for any serious shopper looking for furniture.
    Caldwell County also contains more than 50,000 acres of recreational land, much of it part of the Pisgah National Forest. Two of the outstanding local attractions in the county near Lenoir are the Wilson Creek gorge area and  the beautiful T.H. Broyhill Park, on Lakewood Street, which has a half-mile nature loop circling a man-made lake. A joint project of the Broyhill Family Foundation and the city of Lenoir, oriental gardens on the park set the tone of elegance and serenity where walkers and joggers can enjoy a lovely nature sanctuary.
 

    Lenoir, the largest city in Caldwell County,  is also home to the Caldwell County Historical Society Heritage Museum and the Tuttle Educational State Forest, an instructional natural resource with ecological displays and programs.
   Stretching from Lenoir towards Wilkesboro along Highway 268 is the historic "
Happy Valley". Located on the banks of the Yadkin River, Happy Valley was so named  by the early settlers who described the valley as "a place of beauty, peace and tranquility" and the name aptly remains. A number of attractions are in the valley, including Fort Defiance, the Chapel of Rest and Whippoorwill Academy and Village.
   The Village of Cedar Rock is the smallest and the youngest of Caldwell County’s municipalities. Built around Cedar Rock Country Club, the town is nestled at the foot of the Brushy Mountains. Gamewell, incorporated in 1981, is situated midway between Lenoir and Morganton along NC Highway 18 and is primarily residential.

 

Resources
City Website: Lenoir
: Town Hall, 801 West Avenue, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-757-2200
Facebook: Lenoir 1, Lenoir 2
Location:
Foothills, 11/2 hours east of Asheville
County:
Caldwell County: County Offices, 1909 Hickory Boulevard, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-726-0323
Elevation & Population:
1,182 feet, 17,000+
County Visitor/Welcome Center:
Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center,1909 Hickory Boulevard SE, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-726-0323 
County Chamber of Commerce:
Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce, 1909 Hickory Boulevard SE, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-726-0323
Newspaper: News-Topic, 123 Pennton Avenue, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-7381
Movie Theatres: Carmike Westgate Twin, 1966 Morgantontown Boulevard SW, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-9902
High School: West Caldwell High School, 300 West Caldwell Drive, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-5583 and Hibriten High School, 1350 Panther Trail, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-7376
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest) Caldwell Community College, 2855 Hickory Boulevard, Hudson NC 28638; 828-726-2200
Hospitals:
Caldwell Memorial Hospital, 321 Mulberry Street SW, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-757-5100
Area Major Festivals: Blackberry Festival (July), Historic Happy Valley Heritage Old-time Fiddler's Convention (September)
Area Natural Attractions: Pisgah National ForestT.H. Broyhill ParkTuttle Educational State Forest Wilson Creek
Area Cultural Attractions:  
Caldwell Heritage Museum, Chapel of Rest, Fort Defiance,
Granite Falls History &Transportation Museum, Happy Valley, 20 Miles of Furniture
Wineries:  Carolina Mist Winery, 126 Mulberry Street, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-754-4660


Real Estate

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Fine Dining
The Wine Cellar and Bistro: (International) 128 Main Street NW, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-754-2828

Casual & Family Dining
AJ's Family Steakhouse: (American) 314 Blowing Rock Boulevard, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-9117
Fatz Cafe: (Cafe) 975 Blowing Rock Boulevard, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-6190
Golden Corral: (American) 303 Blowing Rock Boulevard, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-324-2122
Sagebrush: (American) 954 Blowing Rock Boulevard, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-754-7543

Overseas & Exotic
Fumiyoshi Express: (Japanese) 116 Wilkesboro Boulevard SE, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-757-4511
Long John Silver's: (Seafood) 306 Blowing Rock Boulevard, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-4051
Mayflower Seafood: (Seafood) 303 Blowing Rock Boulevard, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-5530

Cafes & Grills
1841 Cafe: (American) 117 Main Street NW, Lenoir 28645; 828-572-4145
Clarence's Friendly Lunch
: (American) 1871 Norwood Street SW, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-728-4343
Firehouse Subs: (Sandwiches) 417 Blowing Rock Boulevard, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-754-8989
Judy's Cafe: (Country-American) 2830 Morganton Boulevard SW, Lenoir NC 286745; 828-759-2200

Uptown Cafe' & Bakery: (Cafe, Bakery) 104 Main Street SW, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-757-3381

Pizza
Domino's Pizza: (Pizza) 360 Wilkesboro Boulevard SE, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-759-1015
Little Caesar's: (Pizza) 714 Morganton Boulevard SW, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-757-9119
Papa John's: (Pizza) 212A Blowing Rock Boulevard, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-7272
Piccolo's Pizza & Pasta: (Pizza) 915 West Avenue, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-757-3554
Pizza Hut: (Pizza) 130 Wilkesboro Boulevard SE, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-0271
Village Inn Pizza: (Pizza) 1234 Morganton Boulevard, Lenoir, NC 28645. 828-758-8900.

Coffeehouses
Coffee House: (Coffee House) 125 Southwest Hickory Boulevard, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-7636

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Bed & Breakfasts
Irish Rose Bed & Breakfast: (B&B) 1344 Harper Avenue NW, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-2323

Motels
Comfort Inn: (Motel) 970 Blowing Rock Boulevard NE, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-754-2090
Days inn: (Motel) 206 Blowing Rock Boulevard, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-754-0731
Red Carpet Inn: (Motel) 142 Wilkesboro Boulevard SE, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-4403


Cabins, Cottages & Chalets
Brown Mountain Beach Resort: (Cabins) 6785 Brown Mountain Beach Road, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-4257

Campgrounds
Green Mountain Park: (Campground) 2495 Dimette Road, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-7766

 

 

 

 

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