Cashiers, North Carolina History

Cashiers, North Carolina

Cashiers is a census-designated place and unincorporated village located in southern Jackson County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the community had a total population of 196. The name is pronounced "cash-ers", rather than "cash-ears" (like cashiers at a grocery store checkstand) as non-locals often mispronounce it.
It is said that the name derives from those who weighed the gemstones found in the hills of western North Carolina and paid out the cash to the miners who brought them to the crossroads there. It is also said to be a man's surname instead.
The town is served by U.S. 64 to Highlands (west) and Rosman (east), and N.C. 107 to Sylva (north) and Walhalla (south, via S.C. 107). The village is centered around the crossroads of the two.
It 2003, the North Carolina General Assembly passed local legislation allowing Cashiers to incorporate as a village, however this was turned down by a vote of 161 to 302 in a local referendum on August 12th. [1] In North Carolina, the village status would allow it to have its own government and levy taxes, but not require it to provide any services as cities must, and not allow it any extraterritorial jurisdiction as towns have.
It was apparently the issue of potential taxes that caused the referendum to be turned down. Instead, the county created zoning for Cashiers, which does not exist for most of the county, even in other similar places like Dillsboro. The zoning council for Cashiers is run by the county, therefore there are no extra local taxes supporting it.
Cashiers has a charter as a town from 1927, but this is now inactive as it has had no actual government for some time, if ever. Since this has never been repealed, it is unclear why it could not be reactivated instead. The new village would have had a council-manager government.


Cashiers is located at 35°6′43″N, 83°5′58″W (35.111978, -83.099488)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 2.8 km² (1.1 mi²), all land.
The land value in this area is high in value, making it difficult for middle income people to live in the area. Cashiers and the nearby towns of Highlands, North Carolina,


Glenville and Sapphire make up a popluar mountain vacation area at the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a finger of the Appalachian Mountains. Cashiers is surrounded by scenic views, waterfalls and Nantahala National Forest lands. Visitors and vacation home owners from all over the southeast enjoy hiking, mountain biking, golf and fly fishing during the warm months of the year.
The National Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy have both worked to protect several natural areas near Cashiers, including biologicaly diverse Panthertown Valley, Whitewater Falls, and the Tuckaseegee River Gorge. The Chattooga River also rises near Cashiers.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 196 people, 96 households, and 48 families residing in the community. The population density was 70.1/km² (182.0/mi²). There were 182 housing units at an average density of 65.1/km² (169.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the community was 98.98% White, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.
There were 96 households out of which 15.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.0% were non-families. 39.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.76.
In the community, the population was spread out with 14.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 36.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.
The median income for a household in the community was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $51,458. Males had a median income of $26,339 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,845. None of the families and 4.2% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 15.2% of those over 64.

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NC-Lake Glenville area History

Lake Glenville Area History

Lake Glenville is the highest lake east of the mississippi. It has an elevation of 3,942 feet. There are 26 miles of shoreline, several waterfalls, and a surface area of over 1500 acres.
The lake is fed by five tributaries and dozens of creeks and streams. Glenville is a beautiful community rich in history. The original name was Hamburg Township and was settled in 1827. It suffered during the Civil War, but was slowly rebuilt, and in the late 1880's was once again a thriving area with industries such as lumbering, tanning, and mining.
In January of 1891, the town was renamed Glenville. During WWII, in 1940 and 1941, the Nantahala Power and Light Company, then owned by ALCOA Company, constructed a dam on the Tuckasegee River so it could supply their company with more electricity to make aluminum for the war effort.

While filling the new lake, it encompassed the entire valley north of Cashiers, flooding the town of Glenville and all the schools, homes, businesses, and farmlands up to a depth of 300 feet.

Here the pace of life is such that you can do some things you seldom have time to do. Sit by a rushing creek basking in the warmth of the sun on your back. Amble along a trail, stopping often to admire a wildflower or to look up into a tree to find that elusive bird that is singing to you.

Take a leisurely ramble in your car, exploring, finding grand mountain views, weathered barns, tiny towns that are nothing more than a filling station and a post office. Most valued in the area are the people and children that make this place home.

The Cashiers, Glenville, Sapphire region of Western North Carolina is one of the most exciting and desirable areas in the southeast. Less than a days drive from many of the metropolitan cities such as Atlanta, Ga which is only 2.5 hours away, our area is renown for its cool climate and relaxed lifestyle.

At 3,500 feet above sea level, summers are always cool and winters are mild.With the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains as a backdrop, life here is one most people only dream of - combining the quiet village life with convenient access to urban centers such as Asheville, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia and Greenville, South Carolina.
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Golf Courses-Cashiers NC-Sapphire Valley

North Carolina Golf Courses in Sapphire Valley area

Below is our comprehensive list of golf courses in the Sapphire Valley area. We list them by proximity to Cashiers, including courses in neighboring cities. Award-winning golf courses are noted with a Golf Link logo ball. Click on the course name to view more information on the course, including the awards won. For more golf courses in this region of North Carolina, choose a city from the list to the right.

Cashiers, Highlands, Glenville, Sapphire NC Golf Courses

Headwaters Golf Club, Headwaters Golf Club Course
9 holes (Private) 2752 Highway 107 SCashiers, NC 28717(828) 743-6047 1 mile from center of Cashiers.
Trillium Links, Trillium Links Course
18 holes over 6,505 yards with a par of 71 (Private Non-Equity) 245 Links DrCashiers, NC 28717-(888) 909-7171 1 mile from center of Cashiers.
Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club, Mountaintop Course
18 holes over 7,100 yards with a par of 70 (Private Equity) 1573 High Mountain DrCashiers, NC 28717(828) 743-7005 1 mile from center of Cashiers.
High Hampton Inn & Country Club, High Hampton Course
18 holes over 6,012 yards with a par of 71 (Public) 1525 Highway 107 SCashiers, NC 28717(800) 334-2551 1 mile from center of Cashiers.

View from High Hampton Inn

Highlands Cove Golf Course, Highlands Cove Course
18 holes over 6,587 yards with a par of 72 (Public) 688 Highland Cove DriveCashiers, NC 28717(877) 526-4185 3 miles from center of Cashiers.
Wade Hampton Golf Club, Wade Hampton Course
Award-winning golf course18 holes over 7,154 yards with a par of 72 (Private Equity) Highway 107 SouthCashiers, NC 28717(828) 743-5465 5 miles from center of Cashiers.
Red Bird Golf Links, Red Bird Course
9 holes (Public) 67 Cherokee TrlSapphire, NC 28774-9602(828) 743-1991 3 miles from center of Cashiers.
The Country Club of Sapphire Valley, Country Club Course
18 holes over 6,859 yards with a par of 72 (Private Equity) 120 Handicap DrSapphire, NC 28774-8618(800) 675-0650 4 miles from center of Cashiers.

Golf Course Falls
Golf Course Falls

Wildcat Cliffs Country Club, Wildcat Cliffs Course
18 holes over 6,493 yards with a par of 72 (Private Equity) 770 Country Club DrHighlands, NC 28741-7333(828) 526-2164 4 miles from center of Cashiers.
Cullasaja Club, Cullasaja Course
18 holes over 6,651 yards with a par of 72 (Private Equity) 1371 Cullasaja Club DrHighlands, NC 28741-9698(828) 526-3531 5 miles from center of Cashiers.
Highlands Falls Country Club, Highland Falls Course
18 holes over 6,130 yards with a par of 70 (Private Equity) Highway 64 EastHighlands, NC 28741(828) 526-4118 6 miles from center of Cashiers.
Sapphire Lakes Country Club, Sapphire Lakes Course
18 holes over 6,640 yards with a par of 72 (Private Non-Equity) 1600 US Highway 64 WSapphire, NC 28774-9513(828) 966-9202 7 miles from center of Cashiers.
Highlands Country Club, Highlands Course
18 holes over 6,255 yards with a par of 70 (Private Equity) Highway 106, Dillard RoadHighlands, NC 28741(828) 526-2181 8 miles from center of Cashiers.
Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway 1 Course
9 holes (Private Non-Equity) 4366 W Club BlvdLake Toxaway, NC 28747-8538(828) 966-4661 8 miles from center of Cashiers.
Sapphire Mountain Golf Club, Sapphire Mountain Course
18 holes over 6,147 yards with a par of 70 (Public) 50 Slicers AveSapphire, NC 28774-9405(828) 743-1174 11 miles from center of Cashiers.
The Cliffs At Keowee Vineyards Golf Club, Cliffs Course
18 holes over 7,006 yards with a par of 72 (Private Non-Equity) 856 Club House DrSunset, SC 29685-2216(864) 868-4444 14 miles from center of Cashiers.
Sky Valley Resort, Sky Valley 1 Course
9 holes over 6,452 yards with a par of 72 (Public) 1 Sky Valley WaySky Valley, GA 30537-2569(800) 437-2416 15 miles from center of Cashiers.
The Reserve At Lake Keowee, Reserve 1 Course
18 holes over 7,112 yards with a par of 72 (Private Non-Equity) 921 Reserve BlvdSunset, SC 29685-1807(864) 869-2106 17 miles from center of Cashiers.
Falcon's Lair Golf Club, Falcon's Lair Course
18 holes over 6,866 yards with a par of 72 (Public) 1308 Falcons DrWalhalla, SC 29691-3615(864) 638-0000 18 miles from center of Cashiers.
Franklin Golf Course, Franklin Course
9 holes over 3,080 yards with a par of 36 (Public) 255 1st Fairway DrFranklin, NC 28734-3100(828) 524-2288 18 miles from center of Cashiers.
Keowee Key Golf &Country Club, Keowee Key Course
Award-winning golf course18 holes over 6,452 yards with a par of 72 (Private Equity) 1 Country Club DrSalem, SC 29676-4006(864) 944-2222 19 miles from center of Cashiers.

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