Born In A Hollow Tree

In the 1930’s Mrs. Amelia Meares Greenlee asked the students in her classroom to collect stories that told of the “pioneer days” in our community – (Spruce Pine and Grassy Creek.) This is one of the stories which was shared. Born In A Hollow...
Going to the “Talkies” in Spruce Pine

Going to the “Talkies” in Spruce Pine

Spruce Pine’s first theater was not the Carolina. The Piedmont Theatre, which was originally located on Lower Street where Dellinger’s Christian Bookstore is today, was opened in 1928 by John Taylor. The theater originally hosted silent movies and featured a large...
Save Our Mitchell County Heritage!

Save Our Mitchell County Heritage!

The mission of the Mitchell County Historical Society is to collect, preserve, protect, and publicly display material that is historically significant to Mitchell County. The society also strives to make the citizens of Mitchell County aware of their heritage. This is...
What Mitchell County looked like in 1904

What Mitchell County looked like in 1904

Mitchell County was created in 1861. The original boundary of Mitchell County ran from the top of Grandfather Mountain to Bearwallow Gap at Little Switzerland, then to Three Knobs at the Yancey/McDowell border, turning down Crabtree Creek and continuing on to the...
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