Haywood County is a mountainous county bordering several National Forests including Pisgah National Forest, the Great Smokies National Forest, and Nantahala Forest. Haywood County is part of the 30B judicial district, currently comprised of Haywood and Jackson counties. Waynesville is the largest town in Haywood County and the county seat. Other towns in Haywood County include Maggie Valley, Clyde, and Canton.
Waynesville is home to about 10,000 residents, while the entire county is home to about 57,000. Evergreen Paper Products (formerly Champion paper mill) is the county’s largest employer, followed by the school system. In addition to these employers, various crafters and artists, including potters, call Haywood County home. Mud Dabbers is a popular pottery shop located on the western side of Waynesville.
Cold Mountain is located within the borders of Haywood County, and was the scene of the best-selling book by author Charles Frazier. Driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway, one can see firsthand the breathtaking beauty of the high mountains that helped inspire the novel.
Every July, Waynesville hosts a diverse international dance festival, Folkmoot, which features performers from all over the world to delight large audiences. Other popular festivals include the Apple Harvest Festival in Waynesville, held in October; Canton’s Labor Day festival in September; and Bike Fest held in Maggie Valley in June.
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