Yancey County is named for Bartlett Yancey, who was a United States Congressman, Speaker of the North Carolina Senate and an early advocate for the North Carolina Public School System.
Burnsville 1833 – present
County Courthouse – Burnsville
Location: 110 Town Square / East Main Street
Built: 1964 – 1965
Style: Modern Colonial Revival
Architect: Six Associates
Contractor: Z B Robinson Construction Company
Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has a central entrance with peaked roof above. On the center of the roof is a thin high cupola.
Note: The highest point in North Carolina is Mount Mitchell at 6684 feet ( 2032 metres ) which is located in the county.
Old County Courthouse – Burnsville
Location: 2 Town Square / West Main Street
Built: 19089 – 1909
Architect: H L Lewman of Louisville, Kentucky
Contractor: H L Lewman & Company of Louisville, Kentucky
Description: The building faces north and is a two story stone block structure. The building is now the City Hall.
Photos taken 2012