Cashiers North Carolina
“Heart of the Blue Ridge”

Town of Cashiers NC

Cashiers North Carolina is located on a plateau in the Nantahala National Forest, in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Jackson County. The small village of Cashiers has an elevation of 3,487 feet and has many unique natural attractions such as valleys, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, stone mountains, cool summer breezes, and forests for locals and visitors to enjoy. This popular mountain destination is named, “The Heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains”. Cashiers is just 10 miles away from Highlands, NC and almost 63 miles from Asheville, NC when taking highway 64.

Cashiers has a variety of recreational things to do such as golf, tennis, hiking, horseback riding, boating, swimming, rafting, skiing at Sapphire, cycling, fly fishing, fine dining, hotels, cabin rentals, hotels, and resorts. Cashiers peak season runs from May through October, with festivals, concerts, craft shows and more.

History of Cashiers NC

Cashiers North Carolina was founded by John A. Zachary and his son in 1832. In 1833 they returned to the area building several cabins and became the first settlers to the area. In 1835, James McKinney and his family found the area and bought 600 acres to raise cattle and horses during the summer and fall. Their property is now the High Hampton Inn located two miles south on Highway 107. The story behind how Cashiers got its name is from a an expensive bought white horse, named Cash, that disappeared one fall and showed up healthy the following spring. The horse had wandered into a good feeding valley. So James McKinney started calling the area Cash’s Valley.


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