Map of Mitchell County highlighting the community of Glen Ayre.

Map of Mitchell County highlighting the community of Glen Ayre.

Located at the base of  Roan Mountain, Glen Ayre was originally called Brighton. When the post office there closed in 1916, the community was renamed Glen Ayre for the Ayers family, many of whom still live there today.

The Carolina Ramblers at Glen Ayre in the 1940's.

The Carolina Ramblers at Glen Ayre in the 1940’s.

 

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