Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Over 200 years ago, this beautiful region in the mountains of western North Carolina was settled almost exclusively by Scotch-Irish immigrants as they arrived from northern Europe.  Most of them found themselves traveling into the backwoods of colonial America and the Appalachian region, extending from western Pennsylvania to Georgia. They came by foot, wagon, or horseback, entering the area through gaps such as Swannanoa, Hickory Nut, Gillespie, and Deep Gaps. 

Scotch-Irish settlers brought with them the agricultural, music, craft, and storytelling traditions of their homeland. Living in small, relatively isolated communities, Scotch-Irish settlers sustained their cultural ties through the preservation of these traditions and had a profound influence on shaping the distinctive agricultural, music, storytelling, and crafts of the Southern Appalachians.

Today we strive to preserve those cultural traditions as well as the beauty of the area; much of what they contributed remains deeply rooted in our surroundings.  We boast of having one of the highest concentrations of craftsman and artists per capita then anywhere in the county.   Here at the Cove at Celo Mountain the beauty of the land remains much the same, our mountain views are what those early settlers experienced as they arrived here.                                     

We invite you to visit our pristine community – once home to the Scotch-Irish immigrants, home to us, and perhaps home to you.  Call our sales office to arrange your visit, we can’t wait to show you those views and maybe we’ll see a shamrock! 


The following events are planned to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this week:

Friday March 15th    -     Yancey County Humane Society 
        St. Patrick’sBenefit Dinner    
Burnsville Town Center

Saturday March 16th  -     Irish Beer Tasting at Burnsville Wine and ...
                                                    O'Hara's Irish Pale Ale and Irish Stout.
                                                      Tasting is from 4-6.


For each petal on the shamrock.
This brings a wish your way
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.

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