Welcome To Graham County!
THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Graham County, home to some of the highest and most remote mountains of the Southeastern United States, was officially formed in 1872. The county is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in far Western North Carolina and was named in honor of William A. Graham: US Senator, Governor, Secretary of the Navy and a Confederate States Senator. Formerly part of the Cherokee treaty lands and surrounded by rugged towering mountains on practically all sides, this region was one of the last domains in WNC to be settled by white men. Those that did explore these realms found a remote beauty, abundant with lakes, rivers and wildlife available for their use and survival. Many families that still reside in Graham County can trace their lineage to the original founding families and the native Cherokee that were here when Robbinsville was named the county seat in 1874.
Robbinsville is a town of 607 people while the county's population consists of 8,802 persons total. The town is set in a tranquil, rural location, yet it is within a short driving distance to many major cities (Asheville, Knoxville, Chattanooga & Atlanta). Our communities emphasize family, natural resources, recreational activities and beautiful surroundings. We are pleased that you have an interest in visiting our area's local businesses or even starting your own business within the county! GCCC's hope is that you find relevant information for visiting or becoming a part-time/fulltime resident of our county.
And yes, you have found the home to 'The Dragon' road (U.S. Hwy. 129 at Deal's Gap), great fishing, hiking, mountain biking, historic heritage, whitewater rafting, Great Smoky Mountains, Cherohala Skyway, Moonshiner 28, Santeetlah Lake and Fontana Lake. Lots of mountain treasures and pleasures for everyone to enjoy!