After Norfolk Southern ended freight traffic on the railroad in 1985, the state of North Carolina purchased the tracks. Get Directions (828) 488-2780. On the right is the historic Swain County Courthouse, which houses the Swain County Heritage Museum, Visitor Center, and Great Smoky Mountains Association Bookstore, all of which are open seven days a week. The 1,500 sq. Cherokee is the southern terminus of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Main Street is part of U.S. Route 19, which connects Bryson City to Cherokee to the northeast and Murphy to the southwest. , With its population having increased, Swain County was formed from parts of Jackson and Macon counties in 1871, during the Reconstruction era. In the town, the population was spread out, with 17.6% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% who were 65 years of age or older. , In 1889, the people of Charleston changed the city's name to "Bryson City" to acknowledge the role of Thaddeus Bryson in its development, and to eliminate confusion from sharing a name with Charleston, South Carolina. Some of the stones you may find are rubies, emeralds, sapphires, garnets, topaz, amethyst, and rose quartz. Bryson City is a small town in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. The population was 1,353 as of 2009, a decrease of 4.1% since the 2000 census. Bryson City may be small, but we like to do things in a big way – from an explosive, Fourth of July fireworks show, to free music on Saturday nights June through October, to the “Biggest Little Christmas Parade in the Mountains,” and the hugely popular Polar Express train rides. There were 588 households, out of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.9% were non-families. Gift Shop. Initially known as Charleston, the county seat was laid out in a T-shape, formed by what are now Main and Everett streets (the latter street was named for the county's first sheriff, Epp Everett). Bryson City is centered around the junction of Everett Street and Main Street. ft. single-family home is a 2 bed, 2.0 bath property. The park's main eastern entrance is located just a few miles east of Bryson City at Cherokee. In 2007, the National Park Service deemed the road's construction to be in violation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park's general management plan, and began working with Swain County to find an alternative. With breathtaking views and endless activities Bryson City is the perfect small town getaway, nestled in the beautiful Western North Carolina mountains. , The increasing popularity of the automobile led to a decline in railroad transportation, and Southern Railway (which had replaced the Western North Carolina Railroad) dropped passenger service in 1948. 614 people like this. It's wonderful location offers a wide range of outdoor activities from trails for hiking, walking, biking. Copyright 2009 (Bryson City, North Carolina). Western North Carolina is famous for the beautiful gem stones found in the mountains. Community Photo Album; Government. Lakes for fishing and swimming. This home was built in 2006 and last sold on 12/4/2020 for $315,000. The current Swain County Courthouse was completed in 1908, replacing the former one..  During the American Revolutionary War, many Cherokee allied with the British, hoping to expel European Americans from their territory. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. American soldiers burned and destroyed the town of Kituwa in 1776, but the Cherokee continued to hold annual ceremonial dances at the site throughout the 19th century. The following year, Love sold part of the land to James and Diana Shuler. Track storms, and stay in-the-know and prepared for what's coming. With Point2, you can easily browse through Bryson City, NC single family homes for sale, townhouses, condos and commercial properties, and quickly get a general perspective on the real estate prices. The median age was 46 years. The population was 1,424 as of the 2010 Census. Many are descendants of Cherokee who avoided removal in the late 1830s. $2,450,000 USD. Full-time, temporary, and part-time jobs. About 14.8% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.4% of those under age 18 and 21.0% of those age 65 or over. Closed Now. Ice? The racial makeup of the town was 90.93% White, 1.98% African American, 4.96% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.64% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. The first Swain County Courthouse was completed in 1874. Bryson City NC is a small, friendly town located west of Asheville on the banks of the Tuckasegee River on the “quieter side of the Smokies.” The “quieter side” being the southern side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – away from the busy tourist towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Bryson City Bank opened in 1904. Properties matching your search have an average property price of $212,315 and a price per acre of $27,176. 1149 Unahala Creek Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713 This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, single-family home in North Carolina was originally constructed in 1989 sitting on a 22.99 acre lot with a 1 car garage. Free, fast and easy way find a job of 633.000+ current vacancies. The U.S. government began constructing a new highway in 1948, now known as Lakeview Drive, but it was slow. Many great places for camping and hunting. MLS # 26018020 We enjoyed the Zip & Rail package (available April-October) which allowed our family to ride the train through the Smoky Mountains, along Fontana Lake and through the Nantahala Gorge. The station is owned by Grace Christian Academy and broadcasts over the air and online 24/7. Find 25 photos of the 1012 Alarka Highlands home on Zillow. Location within the state of North Carolina, ‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties, 19th c. Development of Bryson City to present, United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, "Bryson City, North Carolina (NC 28713) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, news, sex offenders", "History of Bryson City and Swain County, North Carolina", "Final Environmental Impact Statement — North Shore Road", "About the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad", History of Bryson City and Swain County North Carolina, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bryson_City,_North_Carolina&oldid=996153985, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz area identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 December 2020, at 21:13. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains, streams, waterfalls, and lakes. Love in 1824. 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