Cashiers, NC History

The Village Green, a two acre park centrally located in the heart of Cashiers, provides walking paths and a pavilion enjoyed by all that visit. Located at the Village is the Village Play. A fantastic playground, designed by the local youngsters and built with love and pride by the area residents. The Cashiers area is blessed to have many social and cultural happenings on a seasonal and year-round basis.

Western Carolina University, located only a short drive "down the mountain", is noted for its many educational, recreational, and cultural events available to the public.

To please those educationally inclined, Clemson University is only about 36 miles in the other direction. The Albert Carlton Cashiers Community Library is a gift to Cashiers from many of its generous citizens and was completed in 1994. The library offers a variety of services including computerization, childrens programs and a community room for meetings.

Lake Glenville with its 26 miles of shoreline nestled at 3500 feet above sea level is the highest man-made lake of its' size east of the Mississippi River. Sports and recreation abound on the 1,400 acres of impounded water, and fishing is good on the lake and in the many local rivers and streams. Being surrounded by thousands of acres of US Forest Service lands, magnificent vistas and dazzling waterfalls, the mountains around Cashiers provide a perfect setting for all types of outdoor activities.

A system of well developed and maintained mountain trails exist for hikers of every ability. Rafting in the nearby Nantahala, Chatooga and Ocoee Rivers, mountain biking, kayaking and fly fishing are all popular pastimes. Many outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the close proximity to Panthertown. Often called the "Yosemite of the East", Panthertown is well known locally for its remote location, rushing streams and creeks and pure unadulterated isolation.

The township of Cashiers is located in Jackson County in the Southwestern part of North Carolina. The state is divided into distinct regions by terrain. The Piedmont is rolling and fertile, the Coastal Plain is of course flat with sand hills and the world famous Outer Banks where Wilbur and Orville Wright launched the first powered, manned flight at Kitty Hawk. Western North Carolina is known for its' mountains.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located about 50 miles north of Cashiers, encompasses over one half million acres and is the most visited National Park in the United States. Visitors in 2000 totaled over 10 million.

The Cashiers area is renowned for its many fine private clubs and summer home communities. Foremost among the golf communities are ones designed by Donald Ross, Arnold Palmer and George Cobb. As a national mecca for golf enthusiasts, Cashiers provides more than 40 miles of golf fairways within a 20 minute drive from the center of town. The Tom Fazio designed Wade Hampton Golf Club is the highest ranked mountain golf course in the world. For the tennis enthusiast, Cedar Creek Racquet Club and Chatooga Club provide excellent tennis facilities and other family oriented amenities. The Chatooga Club is also the site for the World Croquet Championships.

If you are considering moving to the area or just purchasing a second home, you'll want to meet with the local builders. This is an example of the interior of a home built by Koenig Builders. These types of homes are the rage here in the North Carolina Mountains. Rustic, Cabins, Chalet style homes with all the finest touches and details. Koenig Builders have become one of the most recognized and renowned builders in the Highlands - Cashiers area.

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