North Carolina-Macon County-July 13


North Carolina People, Places, and Things-July 13

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special. Everyday this year I am doing a post on what I have learned new.

If you are seeking white water excitement than  Macon County in western North Carolina is a place you need to visit. Map of Macon County outlined in red below.

Macon_County_svg

Specifically the Nantahala River is the waterway that offers up thrills and relief from summer heat.

The county was formed in 1828 from Haywood County and its county seat is the town of Franklin. Even thought the county has a population of 33,000 it has seen double digit percentage growth every decade since 1980.

The county is also home to Bridal Veil Falls on the Cullasaja River with water dropping down 45 feet adjacent to a roadway. With a short curve located behind the falls, it has the distinction of being the only waterfall in the state of North Carolina that one can drive a vehicle under. Adding that to my bucket list.

Cullasaja-FallsOver-Road-Falls

 

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2 comments

  1. Carolyn Watson · · Reply

    My mother and Pattie Ramsaur are both from Franklin, county seat of Macin County. Beautiful place with wonderful people!

    1. Did not know you had Western NC roots.

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