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Dillsboro, a tiny town with a group of craft and gift shops, is a destination on some excursions of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Nearby Sylva has a classic small-town Main Street with stores selling furniture, hardware, watches, books, beer, and other necessities. The domed Jackson County Courthouse, built in 1914 in the Beaux-Arts style, overlooks the downtown from a nearby hilltop. Noted
North Carolina mountains author John Parris was a native of Sylva. Cullowhee is the home of Western Carolina University, one of the universities in the UNC system. Balsam is a small residential community, not a town.
Surrounded by the lofty peaks of Grandfather, Hanging Rock, Beech, and Sugar mountains, this ski resort bills itself as the "highest town in...
Black Mountain is a small town that has played a disproportionately large role in American cultural history because of the college there. For...