Jackson County

35.3265, -83.1220 Jackson County Market Information

Jackson County is the site of the Green Energy Park, which converts methane from landfills into fuel. The project has been hailed by the Environmental Protection Agency as the Landfill Program Project of the Year.

Jackson County, which includes the county seat town of Sylva and the high-altitude village of Cashiers, has some of western North Carolina's most spectacular scenery including a portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the highest point of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The county was established in 1851 from parts of Haywood and Macon counties and named after President Andrew Jackson. The Tuckasegee River winds through the county, boasting some of the best trout fishing in the region. In fact, Jackson County is home to the only Fly Fishing Trail in the state, and a fly fishing trail map available from the Chamber of Commerce gives directions to some of the best spots to try and hook a prized trout.

Jackson County contains a portion of the Qualla Boundary, target="blank"Cherokee, NC. The region is a land trust of historic territory of the federally recognized Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The tribe is sovereign in its territory. The reservation operates Harrah Casino which is open to the public, as are associated resort facilities there.

Jackson is also home to part of the Nantahala National Forest, the largest of the four national forests located in the state. Nantahala is a Cherokee word for "land of the noonday sun," and the Nantahala Gorge in adjoining Swain County is considered one of the top whitewater rivers in the East. National Geographic magazine called the river the number one water tourist destination in the country, and it attracts more than 250,000 paddlers a year. The 2013 World Freestyle Kayaking Championships will be held in the gorge at the Nantahala Outdoor Center.

Sylva has one of the most vibrant downtowns in all of Western North Carolina. It boasts an assortment of art galleries, furniture and clothing stores, restaurants, a coffee shop, bakery, a brewery and more. Mill Street - better known locally as Back Street, which is the other half of the one-way Main Street - is undergoing revitalization. It also provides access to the town's bustling Farmers Market, open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, May through October. Sylva's tree-lined streetscape, dotted with benches, provides visitors with an afternoon of easy walking. There is even an official 1.2-mile tree walk, featuring 44 of the more than 50 species in Sylva, designated a Tree City USA. The Sylva Garden Club currently maintains the walk, which features a guidebook, map and small signs at the base of each tree indicating its common name. The walk officially begins in the shade of Bicentennial Park near the historic courthouse. Speaking of the Jackson County Courthouse, it is often called the most photographed courthouse in the state. And why not, as it sits atop a knoll accessed by 107 steps. Those steps are what gives local highway N.C. 107 its name. Adjacent to the courthouse is a brand new library, historical museum and performance space. What was the most beautiful courthouse in the state is now considered by some the most beautiful public library in the state. Friday Night Live brings music to Sylva and Dillsboro with an ever-changing list of locations and bands. The popular Art After Dark gallery stroll is held on the first Friday of each month.

The Bridge Park Pavilion is the newest gathering place for events in downtown. The Scotts Creek Bridge conveniently connects the Bridge Park and Poteet Park.

Nearby Western Carolina University's Fine Arts Center and Museum has an excellent permanent collection and visiting exhibits. WCU also is home to the Mountain Heritage Center, which features exhibits, demonstrations and educational programs on mountain society, past and present, from the migration of the Scotch Irish people to basket making traditions.

A mysterious collection of Native American petroglyphs known as Judaculla Rock is located on Caney Fork Road off N.C. 107 between Cullowhee and Glenville Lake in Jackson County. In the late 19th century, Cherokee groups were known to have ceremonial assemblies around the rock. Some say the rock is a map of a 1755 battle between the Cherokee and Indian rivals. Archeologists who have perused the stone claim it was carved sometime in the Late Archaic Period about 5,900 to 3,200 years ago when evidence first appears of Native American societies forming mound societies, or towns.

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HOMES AND LAND IN Jackson

Below is a selection of properties in Jackson. If you would like to view all properties in this area. click here

145 Argura Lane #ca in Canada, North Carolina 28783 - MLS# 3338914
62.000 acr

$379,000

145 Argura Lane #ca
Canada 28783

137 Green Mountain Road in Maggie Valley, North Carolina 28751 - MLS# 3335594
1 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  802 Hsq ft  ·  8.900 acr

$199,900

137 Green Mountain Road
Maggie Valley 28751

102 Dancing Bear Trail in Balsam, North Carolina 28707 - MLS# 3332158
3.020 acr

$299,000

102 Dancing Bear Trail
Balsam 28707

0 Dancing Bear Trail #0 in Balsam, North Carolina 28707 - MLS# 3332169
4.020 acr

$99,000

0 Dancing Bear Trail #0
Balsam 28707

00 Ashe Loop Road in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3328774
5.500 acr

$105,000

00 Ashe Loop Road
Sylva 28779

0 Ashe Loop Road #0 in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3328783
4.650 acr

$95,000

0 Ashe Loop Road #0
Sylva 28779

00 Ashe Loop Road in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3328826
3.060 acr

$72,000

00 Ashe Loop Road
Sylva 28779

00 Cabin Flats Road in Balsam, North Carolina 28707 - MLS# 3327619
1275.000 acr

$4,923,000

00 Cabin Flats Road
Balsam 28707

58 Lonesome Dove Lane #Lot 2 in Whittier, North Carolina 28789 - MLS# 3326254 Under Contract-Show
2 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2052 Hsq ft  ·  0.970 acr

$119,900

58 Lonesome Dove Lane #Lot 2
Whittier 28789

61 Dancing Bear Trail in Balsam, North Carolina 28707 - MLS# 3325404
1 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1332 Hsq ft  ·  0.450 acr

$299,000

61 Dancing Bear Trail
Balsam 28707

23 Dancing Bear Trail in Balsam, North Carolina 28707 - MLS# 3325409
2 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1743 Hsq ft  ·  0.960 acr

$399,000

23 Dancing Bear Trail
Balsam 28707

531 Old Dummy Line Road in Balsam, North Carolina 28707 - MLS# 3319768
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  768 Hsq ft  ·  0.670 acr

$149,000

531 Old Dummy Line Road
Balsam 28707

855 Smoky Cove Road in Whittier, North Carolina 28789 - MLS# 3304288 Under Contract-Show
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2155 Hsq ft  ·  2.520 acr

$320,000

855 Smoky Cove Road
Whittier 28789

Lot 24 White Falcon Drive in Dillsboro, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3304289
2.450 acr

$20,000

Lot 24 White Falcon Drive
Dillsboro 28779

10 W Fork Road in Cashiers, North Carolina 28723 - MLS# 3297150 Under Contract-No Show
423.970 acr

$1,900,000

10 W Fork Road
Cashiers 28723

223 Smokey Cove Road in Whittier, North Carolina 28789 - MLS# 3297641 Under Contract-No Show
546.000 acr

$1,100,000

223 Smokey Cove Road
Whittier 28789

6108 Us 74 Highway in Whittier, North Carolina 28789 - MLS# 3293109
4 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  3880 Hsq ft  ·  0.900 acr

$299,000

6108 Us 74 Highway
Whittier 28789

178 Four Wheel Drive in Whittier, North Carolina 28789 - MLS# 3272053
2 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  850 Hsq ft  ·  0.220 acr

$129,000

178 Four Wheel Drive
Whittier 28789

Lot 36 Valley View Drive in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3257988
1.460 acr

$39,000

Lot 36 Valley View Drive
Sylva 28779

Lot 48 Forest Valley Road #48 in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3258030
1.240 acr

$42,000

Lot 48 Forest Valley Road #48
Sylva 28779

619 Roy Tritt Road in Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723 - MLS# 3233072
7 bed  ·  7 ba  ·  4519 Hsq ft  ·  4.750 acr

$999,900

619 Roy Tritt Road
Cullowhee 28723

Lot 20 Forest Rose Lane #20 in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3228871
1.150 acr

$35,000

Lot 20 Forest Rose Lane #20
Sylva 28779

Lot 19 Forest Rose Lane #19 in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3228879
1.150 acr

$35,000

Lot 19 Forest Rose Lane #19
Sylva 28779

Lot 17 Forest Rose Lane #17 in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3228889
1.350 acr

$49,000

Lot 17 Forest Rose Lane #17
Sylva 28779

1093 E Main Street in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3227407
1.200 acr

$375,000

1093 E Main Street
Sylva 28779

Lots 27 & 28 Halcyon Drive #27 & 28 in Balsam, North Carolina 28707 - MLS# 3218067
0.820 acr

$24,000

Lots 27 & 28 Halcyon Drive #27 & 28
Balsam 28707

00 Henry Road in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3217890
10.050 acr

$34,000

00 Henry Road
Sylva 28779

53 Orchard Lane in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3145666
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  4400 Hsq ft  ·  5.100 acr

$374,900

53 Orchard Lane
Sylva 28779

0 Rosemount Road in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 561331
14.070 acr

$89,000

0 Rosemount Road
Sylva 28779

23016 Cabe Road #6 in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 535381
6.700 acr

$25,900

23016 Cabe Road #6
Sylva 28779

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Properties in Jackson

Below is a selection of properties in Jackson. If you would like to view all properties in this area. click here

145 Argura Lane #ca in Canada, North Carolina 28783 - MLS# 3338914
62.000 acr

$379,000

145 Argura Lane #ca
Canada 28783

137 Green Mountain Road in Maggie Valley, North Carolina 28751 - MLS# 3335594
1 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  802 Hsq ft  ·  8.900 acr

$199,900

137 Green Mountain Road
Maggie Valley 28751

102 Dancing Bear Trail in Balsam, North Carolina 28707 - MLS# 3332158
3.020 acr

$299,000

102 Dancing Bear Trail
Balsam 28707

0 Dancing Bear Trail #0 in Balsam, North Carolina 28707 - MLS# 3332169
4.020 acr

$99,000

0 Dancing Bear Trail #0
Balsam 28707

00 Ashe Loop Road in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3328774
5.500 acr

$105,000

00 Ashe Loop Road
Sylva 28779

0 Ashe Loop Road #0 in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3328783
4.650 acr

$95,000

0 Ashe Loop Road #0
Sylva 28779

00 Ashe Loop Road in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3328826
3.060 acr

$72,000

00 Ashe Loop Road
Sylva 28779

00 Cabin Flats Road in Balsam, North Carolina 28707 - MLS# 3327619
1275.000 acr

$4,923,000

00 Cabin Flats Road
Balsam 28707

58 Lonesome Dove Lane #Lot 2 in Whittier, North Carolina 28789 - MLS# 3326254 Under Contract-Show
2 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2052 Hsq ft  ·  0.970 acr

$119,900

58 Lonesome Dove Lane #Lot 2
Whittier 28789

61 Dancing Bear Trail in Balsam, North Carolina 28707 - MLS# 3325404
1 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1332 Hsq ft  ·  0.450 acr

$299,000

61 Dancing Bear Trail
Balsam 28707

23 Dancing Bear Trail in Balsam, North Carolina 28707 - MLS# 3325409
2 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1743 Hsq ft  ·  0.960 acr

$399,000

23 Dancing Bear Trail
Balsam 28707

531 Old Dummy Line Road in Balsam, North Carolina 28707 - MLS# 3319768
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  768 Hsq ft  ·  0.670 acr

$149,000

531 Old Dummy Line Road
Balsam 28707

855 Smoky Cove Road in Whittier, North Carolina 28789 - MLS# 3304288 Under Contract-Show
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2155 Hsq ft  ·  2.520 acr

$320,000

855 Smoky Cove Road
Whittier 28789

Lot 24 White Falcon Drive in Dillsboro, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3304289
2.450 acr

$20,000

Lot 24 White Falcon Drive
Dillsboro 28779

10 W Fork Road in Cashiers, North Carolina 28723 - MLS# 3297150 Under Contract-No Show
423.970 acr

$1,900,000

10 W Fork Road
Cashiers 28723

223 Smokey Cove Road in Whittier, North Carolina 28789 - MLS# 3297641 Under Contract-No Show
546.000 acr

$1,100,000

223 Smokey Cove Road
Whittier 28789

6108 Us 74 Highway in Whittier, North Carolina 28789 - MLS# 3293109
4 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  3880 Hsq ft  ·  0.900 acr

$299,000

6108 Us 74 Highway
Whittier 28789

178 Four Wheel Drive in Whittier, North Carolina 28789 - MLS# 3272053
2 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  850 Hsq ft  ·  0.220 acr

$129,000

178 Four Wheel Drive
Whittier 28789

Lot 36 Valley View Drive in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3257988
1.460 acr

$39,000

Lot 36 Valley View Drive
Sylva 28779

Lot 48 Forest Valley Road #48 in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3258030
1.240 acr

$42,000

Lot 48 Forest Valley Road #48
Sylva 28779

619 Roy Tritt Road in Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723 - MLS# 3233072
7 bed  ·  7 ba  ·  4519 Hsq ft  ·  4.750 acr

$999,900

619 Roy Tritt Road
Cullowhee 28723

Lot 20 Forest Rose Lane #20 in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3228871
1.150 acr

$35,000

Lot 20 Forest Rose Lane #20
Sylva 28779

Lot 19 Forest Rose Lane #19 in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3228879
1.150 acr

$35,000

Lot 19 Forest Rose Lane #19
Sylva 28779

Lot 17 Forest Rose Lane #17 in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3228889
1.350 acr

$49,000

Lot 17 Forest Rose Lane #17
Sylva 28779

1093 E Main Street in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3227407
1.200 acr

$375,000

1093 E Main Street
Sylva 28779

Lots 27 & 28 Halcyon Drive #27 & 28 in Balsam, North Carolina 28707 - MLS# 3218067
0.820 acr

$24,000

Lots 27 & 28 Halcyon Drive #27 & 28
Balsam 28707

00 Henry Road in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3217890
10.050 acr

$34,000

00 Henry Road
Sylva 28779

53 Orchard Lane in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 3145666
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  4400 Hsq ft  ·  5.100 acr

$374,900

53 Orchard Lane
Sylva 28779

0 Rosemount Road in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 561331
14.070 acr

$89,000

0 Rosemount Road
Sylva 28779

23016 Cabe Road #6 in Sylva, North Carolina 28779 - MLS# 535381
6.700 acr

$25,900

23016 Cabe Road #6
Sylva 28779

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