Yancey County

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Yancey

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.

 

Created:  1833

County Seat: 

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

 

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Location:  2 Town Square / West Main Street

Built:  19089 – 1909

Style:  Neo-Classical

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Unicoi County and Mitchell County

E – Mitchell County  and McDowell County

S – McDowell County and Buncombe County

W – Buncombe County and Madison County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012