Hayesville, Clay County NC Mountain Lake Chatuge Homes for Sale
Hayesville NC is the commerce center for Clay County. Hayesville NC is a
quiet, charming little town. Perched on Hayesville's center square is an
old red brick courthouse surrounded by a picturesque park complete with
gazebo. Hayesville's main streets around the square have numerous
stores, the majority have continuous overhead porches giving a feel of
that old general store experience. The Licklog Players, a serious and
dedicated acting group make the Peacock Theater in Hayesville their
home. Haysville, haisville, hayville, haceville.
Lake Chatuge is a beautiful clear water lake surrounded by mountains of
both Georgia and North Carolina. The sprawling fingers with many islands
and coves cover 9000 acres and have 200 miles of shoreline. A great
majority of the Lake Chatuge borders USFS national forest or is owned by
Tennessee Valley Authority and is undeveloped. Lake Chatuge is known to
have good bass fishing and is regularly stocked. Large Canadian geese
can often be seen in the spectacular rural and mountain scenery of Lake Chatuge. Lake Chatuge is located on the Hiwassee River in western North
Carolina. Lake Chatuge is named after a nearby Cherokee settlement.
Lying in the southern Appalachian Mountains, this beautiful county
offers truly breathtaking scenery, with lush forests and rich farmland
set off by crystal-clear lakes, rivers, and streams. The town of
Hayesville is located on a knoll overlooking the Hiawassee River and has
a spectacular view of the rugged Tusquittee Mountains. Other communities
in this area are Brasstown, Warne, Fires Creek, Shooting Creek, Elf, and
Clay County was formed in 1861 from Cherokee County and was named for
Henry Clay, Kentucky's famed statesman. It is located in the
southwestern corner of North Carolina and is joined in the west by
Cherokee County, in the east and northeast by Macon County, and in the
south by the State of Georgia. Hayesville, the county seat of Clay
County, was named in honor of George Hayes, who was instrumental in
bringing about legislation to form the new county. Clay County, one of
the smallest in North Carolina, contains 220 square miles and has a
total population of 8,340.
Hayesville, the only incorporated municipality in the county, has its
business district centered on the historical Courthouse Square and
offers a wide variety of services. The town's population is 382. The
courthouse stands in the center of a large tree-filled square, with a
gazebo that is the focal point for many community events. The courthouse
is an example of Venacular Italianate architecture and was completed in
November 1889, at a cost of $7,799.
Primarily a rural area, the main industries are farming, wire & cable
manufacturing, health and human services, and tourism. Tourists are
attracted to this area because of the climate, the geographical
location, the surrounding mountains, beautiful Lake Chatuge, and the
warm and friendly people in a small town atmosphere.
The climate is mild year-round, with warm days and cool evenings in the
summer, and occasional snowfall in the winter. The rugged terrain
provides a beautiful background for many outdoor activities of the
county. 110,096 acres out of a total 136,902 acres are forested. Of
this, fully 64,200 acres are protected by the US Forest Service, and are
open to the public for recreational activities such as hiking, riding,
picnicking, camping, hunting, and fishing (some restrictions may apply).
There are over 50 miles of maintained trails, including the Appalachian
Trail, for fine hiking and backpacking. There are both private and
public facilities for boating, fishing, camping, swimming, and golfing.
An extensive network of streams and rivers offer excellent trout
fishing, and Lake Chatuge boasts 32 species of fish, predominately bass
and bass hybrids, to entice the angler.
Lake Chatuge, a reservoir built by Tennessee Valley Authority in 1941,
is located in the "bowl" section of the Hiawassee River. The TVA Lake
System was built for flood control and to provide affordable electricity
to the area; TVA controls the water levels. The water covers
approximately 3700 acres at full peak, or 133 miles of shoreline. This
cold-clear lake is in a setting much like the Swiss Alps; a gradual
shoreline in lush forests, surrounded by majestic mountains. Called the
"crowning jewel" in the TVA system, it attracts thousands of visitors
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