2021 Apple Butter Festival

October 9 is the date.
Mark your calendars!

 

See Our Videos!

MCHS has a collection of videos of our programs and other events available online for all to see. They are cataloged by the year they were recorded. Stop in and learn some things you may not have known!

 

MCHS Membership & Newsletter

Image of the front cover of the Third Quarter MCHS NewsletterPlease consider becoming a member of the Mitchell County Historical Society.

Discounts on merchandise purchased from the MCHS store are but one of the many goodies for members of MCHS. Here is a preview of the newsletter members receive, the Quarterly Review. Download a copy (PDF file – opens with the free Adobe Reader software) and see what members will be receiving beginning in the new year. Plus, you will get advance notice (and input) on our presentation series, opportunities to volunteer to help preserve our history, and access to online resources to research topics and genealogy in our office located in the Historic Mitchell County Courthouse.

Not a member? Join today!

 

The 2020
Christmas Ornament

Photo of the Good Will Free Library Christmas OrnamentThe 2020 Mitchell County Historical Society Christmas Ornament honors the Good Will Free Library, constructed by Dr. Charles H. Wing who retired to Mitchell County after a distinguished academic career. He made it his mission to bring education to residents, providing vocational training and opening a library filled with many of his own books that he loaned throughout the county. It was during its time the largest public library in North Carolina.

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MCHS Documents the
Corona Virus Pandemic

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The History & Heritage of
Mitchell County, NC

The Mitchell County Historical Society is committed to the preservation of the history, heritage, and culture of Mitchell County, North Carolina. We hope you enjoy your visit and stop by often for updated stories, photos, and videos.


What’s New on the Site

Here are our latest posts about Mitchell County’s history. We welcome suggestions for topics. Please contact us to submit your ideas!

Places

Interesting stories

People

Significant Individuals

J.J. Britt: Defender of Freedom

J.J. Britt: Defender of Freedom

On 19 October 1899, J.J. Britt, presiding over the North Carolina Republican Party meeting in Statesville opposing the suffrage amendment, the Campaign for Freedom In North...

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History

Happenings of note

Communities

Unique locales in Mitchell County

Buladean

Buladean

Magnetic City and Wilder’s Forge were the original names of this community on Big Rock Creek in northern Mitchell County. The name Magnetic City comes from the story that when...

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Wing

Wing

This community on Snow Creek, was named for Professor Charles Hallet Wing who settled in the area in 1887. Professor Wing had taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

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Pigeon Roost

The simple name of this community on Pigeon Roost Creek in northern Mitchell County, comes from the large number of carrier pigeons, now extinct, that once roosted in the area.

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Icons

These define Mitchell County