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Maggie Valley NC


Maggie Valley NC
“Gateway to the Smokies”


Town of Maggie Valley North Carolina

If beautiful locations and a friendly small town atmosphere is what you’re after than Maggie Valley is just what you need! Resting in the Smoky Mountains, Maggie Valley is full of mountain history and unique adventures. You can visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and explore the beautiful area. Spend the day whitewater rafting or hiking and hit the town for good food, music and dancing at night. Skiing in the winter is also a fun adventure for the whole family that is found here. Check out the Wheels Through Time museum or the Quilt Trail that is part of the Haywood County Quilt Trail. Try your hand at trout fishing, golfing and horseback riding in this popular retreat town.


History of Maggie Valley, NC

The town of Maggie Valley was named after a pretty little mountain girl with long blond hair and deep blue eyes. The story goes that not long after Maggie Mae Setzer Pylant was born, her father decided that the small mountain community should have a post office. Tired of riding five miles to the next towns post office, Jack Setzer wrote to the US postal department for permission to transform his home into the towns new post office. After a six-month trial period, Jack was allowed officially submit names to the postal service and establish his post office. After having three names rejected, unbeknownst to his daughters, Jack submitted each one of their names to the selection.  On May 10, 1904, Jack received an official letter from the US Postmaster General that the post office authorities had decided on Maggie. Maggie was so embarrassed when told the news that she burst into tears and ran to her house. Despite her displeasure with the name, the town of Maggie, North Carolina was established and has remained since.

Red, White & Boom! (Fourth of July Festival)

Located at the beautiful Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, this Independence Day celebration is popular among locals and visitors alike. With free admission, families can enjoy live music, food, crafts and a kid zone all day long. A spectacular firework display lights up the sky all around the campground after the sun sets.

  • Wheels Through Time
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Cataloochee Ski Area
  • Ghost Town Village
  • Waterrock Knob
  • Black Balsam Knob
  • Cherokee Indian Reservation
  • Soco Falls

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