Burnsville Realtyis a team of real estate professionals specializing in mountain property in the Western North Carolina Real Estate Market. They have been serving the area since 1973 and have built a reputation on providing exceptional service to the buyers and sellers they serve. They enjoy working with the people they meet and the properties they sell.
Burnsville Realty specializes in providing real estate services for the following areas:
Yancey County, North Carolina Real Estate:
Burnsville, North Carolina Real Estate
Mitchell County, North Carolina Real Estate:
Bakersville, North Carolina Real Estate
Spruce Pine, North Carolina Real Estate
Little Switzerland, North Carolina Real Estate
Burnsville Realty is located in the Western North Carolina Mountains. Our area offers four distinct seasons. The area has many long-range mountain views and comfortable year-round temperatures. The South Toe River, Cane River and North Toe River flow thru the area as well as many creeks and streams that provide excellent fishing and recreation opportunities. It is only a short drive to Asheville, North Carolina and Johnson City, Tennessee.
Mt. Mitchell State Park, which is the highest mountain peak east of the Mississippi River, and Hemlock State Park are located just south of Burnsville. The beautiful Black Mountains, Green Mountains and Roan Mountain reside in the area. The breath taking Blue Ridge Parkway borders the southern boundary of Yancey County. Excellent white water rafting is only 30 minutes to the north in Erwin, Tennessee. Snow skiing at Wolf Laurel and Appalachian, Beach and Sugar Mountains are all within a 30-60 minute drive. Burnsville and its surrounding communities have long been sought after due to its beautiful mountains, climate, great people, low property taxes, excellent schools, local crafts, and laid back attitude.
History of Burnsville
On March 6, 1834, John Bailey, nicknamed "Yellow Jacket," conveyed 100 acres of land for the county seat, named Burnsville. Its namesake, Captain Otway Burns, who was serving in the general assembly in 1833, voted for the creation of the new Western County. The grateful people named their county seat for Capt. Burns, a naval hero of the war of 1812.
His tomb in Beaufort's old burying ground is surmounted by a canon taken from his ship, "The Snap Dragon." a statue of Capt. Burns stands on a forty-ton, Mount Airy granite pedestal in the center of the town's public square, which was given the official name of "Bailey Square" by the Yancey County board of commissioners on September 1, 1930.
The statue of Capt. Burns was given to the county on July 5, 1909, by Walter Francis Burns, a grandson of the sea captain. The inscription reads: "Otway Burns - born in Onslow County, North Carolina, 1777- Died at Portsmouth, North Carolina, 1850 sailor-soldier-statesman. North Carolina's foremost son in the War of 1812-1815 for him, this town is named - he guarded well our seas, let our mountains honor him."