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Waynesville NC
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Whether you are looking for a weekend retreat in the Smoky Mountains, or a summer vacation home in Western North Carolina, Waynesville is your ideal resting place. Waynesville is the largest town in Haywood County North Carolina, situated between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Waynesville is situated at the edge of Pisgah National Forest, and is perhaps best viewed by taking a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. You'll love the untouched landscape and beautiful mountain views that about throughout our Western North Carolina region. Haywood County and Waynesville NC are also home to some of the most picturesque NC Mountain Real Estate around. 

Waynesville is a growing mountain town that is expanding to offer it's residents and visitors even more, while effortlessly maintaining it’s quaint-town reputation. Waynesville is a town rich in history that can be seen by taking a drive down Main Street. Old-town architecture decorates the small mountain town that is full of dining and shopping opportunities. The town was founded in 1809 by Colonel Robert Love, a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He donated the land for the courthouse, jail, and public square, and then named the town after his commander in the war, General "Mad" Anthony Wayne. Waynesville also has historical ties to the Civil War. When news of Robert E. Lee's surrender traveling slowly, the war continued in Western North Carolina. The final shots of the Civil War were fired near Sulphur Springs in "the Battle of Waynesville".

Adjacent to downtown Waynesville is the railroad district. The railroad arrived in Waynesville in 1884, and the agricultural, lumber, and tourism industries began to flourish. The Waynesville was called "Frog Level" because of it's low-lying location along Richland Creek. The 1900 depot burned, and was later replaced with another that remained standing until 1987. During the 1980’s the railroad was integrated into the Southern Railway Company system. The 1900 depot burned, and was later replaced with another that remained standing until 1987.

Waynesville North Carolina is a outdoor lover’s wonderland. Waynesville NC has attained many awards from “Where to Retire” magazine’s America’s 100 Best Places to retire, including best undiscovered town, best Main Street town, best small town, and best mountain town. Be sure to check our current listings of Waynesville NC Real Estate so we can begin securing your new mountain home in Western North Carolina.

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