Waynesville, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

Overview


Perched near the eastern edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Waynesville has long been an attractive destination with its stunning vistas, cool mountain air, and small town charm. For centuries, the Cherokee lived and hunted in what is now western North Carolina. After the Revolutionary War, white settlers moved into the area from all directions to farm and build a new life on the frontier. By the end of the 18th century, families had established a small community known as Mount Prospect. In 1810, ...
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Overview


Perched near the eastern edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Waynesville has long been an attractive destination with its stunning vistas, cool mountain air, and small town charm. For centuries, the Cherokee lived and hunted in what is now western North Carolina. After the Revolutionary War, white settlers moved into the area from all directions to farm and build a new life on the frontier. By the end of the 18th century, families had established a small community known as Mount Prospect. In 1810, the town was renamed Waynesville after the Revolutionary War general "Mad" Anthony Wayne. With the coming of the railroad in the 1880s, Waynesville blossomed as a summer retreat for guests who came to stay at numerous boardinghouses and hotels. By the early 1900s, Waynesville's neighboring town, Hazelwood, became a hotbed of industrial growth with lumber mills and assorted factories producing furniture, leather goods, and rubber products. Hazelwood later merged with Waynesville in 1995.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738586236
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 8/24/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,445,216
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


This is Michael Beadle's second Images of America book and Peter Yurko's first. Beadle is a poet, magazine editor, and touring writer-in-residence living in Canton. Yurko has a passion for history and lives in Waynesville with his wife, Nancy.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early History 9

2 People of Waynesville 23

3 Steeples and Students 47

4 Open for Business 61

5 Hazelwood 79

6 Tourism 99

7 Arts and Leisure 113

Bibliography 127

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