Photographer's Note

The fourth in a series of images from places I have not posted from yet in an attempt to fill out my TE map as much as possible.

Western North Carolina, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is a very different place that the eastern and coastal part of the state. Even today, it is remote; this area, in the late 1700s and early 1800s, was effectively the American frontier. It was in this area that in the late 1700s former US President Andrew Jackson was born, to a poor family in a such a remote place that historians remain uncertain whether he was born in North Carolina or just over the border in South Carolina (Jackson himself said different things at different times on this question).

The building pictured is the old courthouse serving Jackson County, named after Andrew Jackson. It is located in Sylva, the county seat of Jackson County and a small town of just over 2,500 people. The courthouse itself was built in 1913 and served as a courthouse and jail for 80 years. Recently, it has been converted into a public library serving the area, which includes a branch of the University of North Carolina.

This shot is one of four I have that were taken in North Carolina, and the rest are shots of family friends, so this really is the only TE-worthy picture I have from the state itself.

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Additional Photos by Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511)
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