Brasstown, NC Real Estate

Brasstown, NC Real Estate

            The small, but endearing, community of Brasstown, North Carolina is located mostly in Clay County, though roughly one third of Brasstown is within Cherokee County. The town is one of the most famous communities in Cherokee County and is located directly between Cherokee and Clay Counties of North Carolina. Hailed "Opossum Capital of the World”, this small town is full of charm and community spirit.

            The community is also home to the nationally recognized John C. Campbell Folk School, which is a center of activity for its residents. This non-profit adult educational organization was founded with the goal of nurturing and preserving the folk arts of the Appalachian Mountains. It is based on non-competitive learning and has both weeklong and weekend classes offered year-round in traditional and contemporary arts. The school offers something for everyone, with subjects including photography, dance, cooking, nature studies, music, and writing. The campus of the school also has a history museum, craft shop, nature trails, lodging, campground and cafeteria. Regular concerts and community dances are held at the school, bringing in visitors in addition to the regularly attending residents. The Little Brasstown Creek, which runs through the school’s property, is a part of the Rivercane Walk and perfect for nature lovers.

Brasstown is also home to the Tri-County Race Track, 1/4 mile banked dirt oval race track which hosts a variety of races throughout the year. The track also offers other family-friendly events, like annual firework shows and monster truck displays.

            The community is also home to the famous “Possum Drop”, an annual event on New Year’s Eve where a possum is lowered at midnight in the tradition of the New Year’s Eve Ball. Held at local convenience store Clay’s Corner, the festivities include everything from "Miss Possum Queen" competitions and talent shows to performances by the Brasstown Militia, and comic routines from founder Clay Logan. The event also has local bluegrass music, fireworks, snacks, beverages, and souvenir merchandise. The numerous other small and unique shops in Brasstown have a history of once providing basic goods to the community. Today, they are art galleries, craft shops and food shops that provide residents with local and artisanal goods.

            The stunning beauty and small-town friendliness of this community, combined with the numerous and unique opportunities that it offers, draws crowds of visitors and many new residents from all over the United States every year. The area offers a wide range of real estate options, from condos and apartments to cabins and luxury homes with spectacular mountain views, Brasstown has everything to offer.

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