McDowell County -- Old-World Charm and Natural Beauty
Hunter, John McDowell, obtained land grants in the mid-1700s and settled near the Catawba River. His son, Joseph McDowell, became a local hero after his courageous participation in the Battle at Kings Mountain. The county was named to commendhim. Joseph McDowell's home is one of the only McDowell County NC homes from the 1700s still standing today. Gold was mined in McDowell County during the 1800s, and the "Last of the Mohicans" movie, filmed in McDowell County, was based on real North Carolina history that took place in McDowell County.
McDowell County real North Carolina historical flavor is interspersed through the entire county, tucked in amid lakes, streams, waterfalls and pristine forests. Visitors who decide to take a second look at McDowell County will be drawn in by its hospitable residents, shopkeepers, inns and dining establishments.
Parks and Recreation
Adjacent to McDowell County homes, tourists will find many parks, greenbelts and playgrounds for children. There are also new and resale McDowell County properties at the edge of some large regional park areas, including Woodlawn Roadside Park and McDowell Mountain Regional Park. McDowell County homes for sale near the regional parks have spectacular views and ready-made activities, like hiking, camping and picnicking practically in their back yards.
Activities and Attractions
Visitors will fall in love with the authentic and real North Carolina in McDowell County. There is the Old Fort to explore, skiing, mining for gemstones, walkways for nature lovers, and bluegrass music at its best. Visit Little Switzerland, sample Swiss delicacies and stroll through this village where local artisans display art, jewelry, crafts, stained glass and pottery. Homes for sale in McDowell County that are close to this old world village are tucked away amid Spruce Pines and picturesque settings. McDowell County has the Livermush Festival with food, games and much local color. Another favorite is the Gold Festival where attendees can pan for gold and watch demonstrations on gem mining, jewelry making and gem faceting. There are also Bluegrass jams and other musical and sports events throughout the year.
Anyone looking for a quaint, slower-paced, home-style community should visit McDowell County. Dennis Whitson will gladly help any new McDowell County home buyer. Dennis Whitson can show potential buyers little known McDowell County properties and McDowell County homes for sale in beautiful neighborhoods with good schools and excellent pride of ownership and care.