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Waynesville, North Carolina

Waynesville, North Carolina

Waynesville is a unique town that includes an eclectic and spirited downtown lined with unique shops, art galleries, working studios and reinvented historic spaces, as well as rich local tradition and history. Waynesville is at the heart of an arts culture that’s thriving in Haywood County, a community that has been a part of Waynesville’s history since the 19th century. A walk along Main Street encompasses it all, from traditional to contemporary. Gourmet coffee shops, bakeries and light, airy galleries.¬† Here, you’ll see brick sidewalks adorned with flowers and benches, cozy restaurants and an abundance of meandering window-shoppers.¬† Most of […]

Trivia:  back in the 1800’s what did the locals call a flood prone area?

Trivia: back in the 1800’s what did the locals call a flood prone area?

Trivia:  back in the 1800's what did the locals call a flood prone area? It was called "frog level" land. The area of Waynesville located along Richland Creek, northwest and downhill from Main Street in Waynesville, NC, was essentially a swampland.  In 1884, the first railroad tracks were laid, right alongside Richland Creek.  Until this time, the area was home to a few scattered buildings but essentially no major development. Once the tracks were finished and the depot built, the train arrived and the area soon came to be known as Frog Level. The first depot burned in 1900, but […]