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Mars Hill

About 20 miles north of Asheville, in Madison County is Mars Hill, NC.  Mars Hill is located on the newly opened Interstate 26 corridor to Erwin and Johnson City Tennessee. The town has many diverse businesses, professional offices and services which provides the 1800+ residents a wonderful place to live, work, shop, learn, and enjoy a leisurely pace and quality of life.

Mars Hill University, a co-ed private liberal arts college, established in the 1865, is the focal point of that small community, and has a strong commitment to preserving and promoting the local music and dance traditions of the southern Appalachian area.  Bascom Lamar Lunsford, the founder of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival - which celebrates mountain music, arts and crafts every autumn - grew up in Mars Hill.

Other major attractions to the area include the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, the Wolf Laurel Ski Resort and Lodge, the Appalachian Trail, the Heritage and Blackberry Festival and the and wonderful trout fishing in the Big Laurel River.


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