If we begin a new blog that describes who we are what we do, would you still follow us? Suppose we called it “Mountain Light…” and incorporated more about those around us and what is going on in these mountains, would you still follow us?
If we included deep or mysterious places in these hill, and about their hidden past, would
you still follow us.
And, if we included the ways and places of the people that for generations roamed these mountains, would we still be doing something interesting for you to know?
Before we were here, others gathered and raised families, tilled the land, built their own meeting houses and were self sufficient.
The Pigeon River flows out of this county, in fact there are no rivers that flow into this area, all are part of a watershed that helps provide water for surrounding areas.
Fourteen peaks in the Great Smoky Mountains soar to elevations of at least 6,000 feet (more than any east of the Mississippi River), and Haywood county is one of the highest, with a mean elevation of 3,600 feet, east of the Rockies. Notable mountain peaks include Cold Mountain—the basis for the award-winning, best-selling novel by Charles Frazier and the ensuing 2003 major motion picture—at 6,030 feet.
Haywood County is centrally located in the Southeast region of the United States and
easily reached from most places, either by automobile or plane. Haywood County is located only 20 minutes west of Asheville, NC and 20 minutes east of Cherokee, NC. Driving time to Haywood County are as follows: two hours and 30 minutes from Atlanta; four hours and 30 minutes from Charleston, S.C.; two hours and 20 minutes from Charlotte; three hours and 30 minutes from Columbia, S.C.; one hour and 15 minutes from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; one hour and 30 minutes from Greenville, S.C.; one hour and 30 minutes from Knoxville, Tenn.; four hours and 30 minutes from Raleigh, N.C.; 10 hours from Tampa, Fla.; and eight hours from Washington, D.C. Asheville Regional Airport is located about 40 minutes east of Haywood County, and Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is just over an hour’s drive from Haywood County.
And only at Haywood Community College Forestry program does one get lessons on boiling water…
Haywood Community College has more than 55 curricular programs and a student population of more than 2,000. Unique programs include the only fish and game wildlife program in North Carolina, Forest Management Technology, Pulp and Paper Technology and a four-year program in Professional Crafts that includes clay, fiber, jewelry and wood. Also, Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Asheville, both highly accredited universities, are each 30 minutes away.
And, if we added things like our creations, and other mountain crafts and told about those who make them, would you still follow us? If we included links to some other neat posts and told it like it is… If we found special neat places for you to stay in these mountains, and thing happening around, would you still follow us?
We would love to hear from you…