Swain County, N.C.
Altitude: 1,590 feet
"This is the location of what, in the future, promises to be really important lumbering and mineral operations. A postoffice is located here which serves the surrounding mountain territory three times each week with mail by rural carriers. The Nantahala Valley, in which the village is located, is marvelously fertile, and contains some of the best agricultural lands in this part of the State. While much of this land is under cultivation at present, thousands of acres of it yet are awaiting the hand of the husbandman to put it in blossom. Scarcely half a mile beyond Almond, the Railway, for the fourth time, crosses the Nantahala River, thence making a graceful curve, almost in the shape of a horseshoe, to the small station of Judson, 81.2 miles from Asheville and 41.9 miles from Murphy. A few hundred yards beyond Judson, which is merely a way station, is the new station of Whiting, N.C."
|To the West: Hewitt||To the East: Whiting|
Text excerpted from 1912 travel guide, The Western North Carolina Section at a Glance. Issued by the Passenger Traffic Department, Southern Railway, Premier Carrier of the South, Washington, D.C., 1912.
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