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Spruce Pine North Carolina was founded in 1907 when the Clinchfield Railroad made its way down the North Toe River from Erwin, Tennessee

Spruce Pine is Mitchell County’s largest city of just over 2,000 people and sits poised along the North Toe River

* Spruce Pine was once referred to as “The Kim Thickets”, after resident and axe handle and shovel maker Kim Mchone.

*Chartered in 1913, Spruce Pine was built around the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railroad Depot.

*One of the first industries in Spruce Pine was the Harris Clay & Mining Company.  Employees of Harris Clay got paid in scrip and used it to purchase goods in company stores. Today, mining has proven to be the town’s economic mainstay. You’d be hard pressed to find a geologist that has not heard of Spruce Pine NC.

*Spruce Pine has a more concentrated area of feldspar than any other area on earth and accounts for 60% of the United States production of the mineral.

*Nearly 100% of the United States and the world supply of ultra-pure quartz, which is used in the manufacture of fused quartz apparatus used in the production of semi-conductors, come from the Spruce Pine area.  If you have a computer you may rest assured the computer chips were manufactured from Spruce Pine quartz.

*Spruce Pine offers the uniqueness of having not one but two main streets, Upper Street (Oak Avenue) and Lower Street (Locust Avenue). 
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Spruce Pine Farmers Market  297 Oak Ave., Spruce Pine NC  828-467-2171 
Tree Farms in or near Spruce Pine:

Bucks Tree Farm
3127 NC Hwy 80
Bakersville NC

Ellis Tree Farm
88 Christmas Tree Ln Bakersville NC

English Tree Farm
617 Biggerstaff Rd Spruce Pine NC

Harrell Hill Farms
467 Byrd Rd

Johnson's Tree Farm
956 Mine Creek Rd
Bakersville NC

Little Switzerland Tree Farm
P.O. Box 536
Little Switerland NC 828-765-2416

McKinney Evergreens
P.O. Box 176
Bakersville NC

Snow Creek Christmas Trees
302 Slagle Rd
Bakersville NC

Stonewall Trees
1510 McKinney Cove
Bakersville NC
Spruce Pine NC Visitor Guide
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Spruce Pine Resource links:
Spruce Pine Weather
Mitchell County Chamber
Town of Spruce Pine NC
Mitchell News-Journal
Spruce Pine Public Library 
Nearby cities:
Little Switzerland, Linville, Burnsville
Spruce Pine NC was originally centered around a tavern operated by Isaac English, located on an old roadway that ran from Cranberry NC down to Marion. The Old English Inn still stands at its original location near the center of downtown Spruce Pine. Today, tourism has become a major economic force in Spruce Pine NC as well as in the region. The town's proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway, combined with its location near the edge of the Blue Ridge Escarpment has helped make Spruce Pine a favored travel destination. 
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Mountain Dream Cabin on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Spruce Pine near Linville NC A Mountain Dream Cabin on The Blue Ridge Parkway is centrally located just off the Parkway close to all high country attractions. The cabin sleeps up to  6 and offers mountain views, fireplace, hot tub, washer / dryer; is Pet friendly and fully stocked with all linens, paper goods and supplies - just  bring clothes and food!
enjoy a view of the mountains from the ho tub   Mountain view cabin with hot tub - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6. Deck with mountain view, hot tub  and gas grill. Gas log fireplace, HDTV and WIFI. Located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. 
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Arbor Branch - 1 bedroom, private setting, wood burning fireplace
Bear Den Campground Cabins - creekside cabin rentals in the woods
Big Bear Cabin - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, hot tub with view, near the Parkway
Conley House - 2 master suites sleeps up to 8, Luxury mountain view cabin
Peak Mountain Cottages & Retreat - suites and cottages near the Parkway
Rocky Falls Retreat - 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4-6, onsite trail and falls, private
Springmaid Mountain Cabins - 1-5 bedroom cabins and campground
Spruce Pine NC Mountain Inns,  Lodges, B&Bs
Bakersville Bed & Breakfast    71 N Mitchell Ave,, Bakersville NC
Peak Mountain Cottages & Retreat  460 Rabbit Hop Rd, Spruce Pine NC
The Richmond Inn   51 Pine Avenue, Spruce Pine NC
Spruce Pine NC Campgrounds, RV Parks, Camping
400 acre campground with sites and cabins Bear Den Campground and Creekside Cabins - 144 campground sites include water, electricity, picnic tables and fire rings. Pull-thru RV camp sites, most with full hookups. Rental cabins and mountain villas. 400 private acres next to the Blue Ridge Parkway with hiking trails, waterfalls, Trading Post, modern bath houses, stocked fishing and swimming lake, coin washer and dryers. 
Bear Den Campground - off Milepost 324.8, Bear Den Mountain Road
Spruce Pine Campgrounds - 260 Spruce Pine Campground Rd., Spruce Pine NC
Restaurants, Entertainment in or near Spruce Pine NC
50's Classic Diner  1121 Oak Ave   Spruce Pine NC
China Wok  Spruce Pine Commons   Spruce Pine NC
Fox Fire Cafe  Skyview Circle   Spruce Pine NC
J&J's Steak and Seafood   161 Skyview Rd   Spruce Pine NC
JP's BBQ  Spruce Pine Commons   Spruce Pine NC
KB's BBQ  Hwy 226    Spruce Pine NC
Knife and Fork  61 Locust Street, (lower street)   Spruce Pine NC

Sweet Buns Bakery  198 Oak Ave.   Spruce Pine NC   828-765-0622
Tokyo Asian Grill  Oak Ave (Upper Street)   Spruce Pine NC
Upper Street Cafe   198 Oak Ave  Spruce Pine NC    828-765-0622

Carolina Theatre   91 Locust Street, Spruce Pine NC
Spruce Pine NC Shops, Services
Market on Oak offers local art, craft and food products Market on Oak More than a gallery, Market on Oak is a nonprofit  entrepreneurial project to develop industry in Spruce Pine and Mitchell County. and provide the gifted, vibrant people of the region a venue to market their handmade goods. The Market offers artisan crafts, pottery, quilts, furniture, glass, home décor, children’s items along with books from local authors, CDs, specialty food products from local farmers and food artisans and  Farmers' Market (select days). The Market on Oak is located  262 Oak Street, Spruce Pine North Carolina.
The Blueridge Soap Shed 179 Meadow View Road, Spruce Pine NC
Dillinger Grist Mill on Cane Creek  4020 Cane Creek Road, Hawk NC
Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine - 13780 Highway 226 South, Spruce Pine, NC
Monkey Business Toy Shop  12 W Main St   Burnsville NC  828-682-9101
Parkway Woodwork  Spruce Pine NC
Pine Crossings Antiques  Spruce Pine NC
Silver Orchard  302 Duck Branch Road  Bakersville NC     828-688-2316
Slow Lane Antiques  227 Locust Ave.   Spruce Pine NC   828-765-0624
Twisted Laurel Gallery  333 Locust St  Spruce Pine 828-765-1532
Woody's Chair Shop - 34 Dale Road Spruce Pine, NC
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Events in or near Spruce Pine
3/3          Penland School of Crafts Community
                  Open House
4/29         Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith

6/1-3        Toe River Studio Tour 
7/14-15    Spruce Pine BBQ Championship and
                   Bluegrass Festival

8/2-5        The Annual Grassy Creek Mineral
                  and Gem Show
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Sports, Outdoor Activities
Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club
Loafers Glory Rafting and Tubing
Spruce Pine NC Attractions
Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Penland offers 1, 2, and 8 week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, textiles, and wood. The school also sponsors artists' residencies, outreach programs, and an exceptional craft gallery. 
Mount Mitchell State Park There are a few places in the world that still stand apart from the ordinary. Rising more than a mile high, surrounded by the gentle mist of low-hanging clouds, Mount Mitchell State Park is one of these extraordinary places. In the crest of the Black Mountains lies the summit of Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi. Forested and forever misty, 1855 acre Mount Mitchell State Park will provide you with some of the most tranquil moments you'll ever experience. 
The Blue Ridge Parkway - At 469 miles long the Parkway is the nation's longest scenic rural parkway. Now 70 years  old it is administered by the National Park Service and host to approximately 20 million visits annually. Along the route are opportunities for lodging, dining, camping, hiking and simply enjoying breathtaking views from easily accessible overlooks and picnic areas.  The Blueridge Parkway Association 
Museum of North Carolina Minerals  Recently renovated, the Museum of North Carolina Minerals introduces the treasures found in the Spruce Pine Mining District through interactive displays on the wide variety of minerals and gems found in the region. Located at milepost 331 on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Gillespie Gap, the Museum provides an introduction to the importance of mining in the region and the mineral and gem wealth found here.  
The Orchard at Alta Pass is an Appalachian cultural and historical center celebrating the people, music, art, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains. Over 100 years old, the Orchard sits right on the Blue Ridge Parkway providing some of the most amazing scenery in North Carolina. 
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Spruce Pine Galleries, Crafts
Toe_River_Arts_Council_GalleryToe River Arts Council  Monthly changing exhibits, membership gift shop, information on area arts and periodic performances. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM - 5PM. 
Barking Spider  Our pottery is made from our own specially formulated stoneware clay. All the ingredients are naturally occurring minerals mined in the eastern United States. Our glazes are made exclusively by us, having been developed after many years' research.  
"Appalachian Fused Mosaic II" 22h x 16.75w x 5d Beecham White Glass Much of Gary Beecham's work has been heavily influenced by ancient glass, both in form and in technique. The ancients treated glass as a plastic gem material, a substance that could be colored, stretched, melted and carved by the maker. 
Dianne Borde-Sutherland  As a potter and painter, I find great expression using the Maiolica glazing technique, which allows me to create strong forms with cheerful and spontaneous surface design. My love of plants, gardens and the simple yet intricate forms of nature inspire me. 
Rock Creek Pottery For us, pots are a vehicle for interaction. Interaction between hands & mind, clay & fire, maker and user, food and dishes, sight and touch. Pots begin with the potter in the tradition of making things with clay and finished by the choices the user. 
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