Waynesville is a town in North of Asheville between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains..Waynesville is located just outside the Pisgah National Forest and is close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Waynesville’s Main Street is vibrant,and friendly. This small town with magnificent mountain views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway is an excellent location for a vacation home or year round residence. In Waynesville you will find an exceptional variety of shops, fine galleries, eating establishments, a market, a family bakery, a dog bakery and a general store. Tree lined brick sidewalks, historic buildings, relaxing benches, public art and welcoming folks make Waynesville a thoroughly enjoyable place to live and visit. Numerous popular spots for live music, a boutique movie theater, distinctive wine cellar, craft breweries, an award winning stage theater, and historic museum are just a few of the many venues you will discover.
The town was founded in 1810 by revolutionary war soldier, Colonel Robert Love, who named the town after his former commander, General “Mad” Anthony Wayne (image). Love was an American Revolutionary War soldier from Virginia. He was born in 1760 in Augusta County, Virginia. He joined the Virginia Militia in 1776, out of present-day Wythe County. As a member of the North Carolina legislature, Love represented Washington County (now in Tennessee) for one year – 1879. In 1792, he was elected to the North Carolina state senate.Love once challenged a man to a duel after an argument broke out over the matter of a horse race. Both were duelists, but the man he challenged declined to partake. That man would later become the President of the United States. His name… Andrew Jackson, who would never turn down another duel.
Waynesville homes range from early American homesteads to modern luxury with Mountain Views.
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