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The town of Burnsville was established in 1834 and named in honor of Captain Otway Burns, who served in the Navy during the War of 1812. On top of being in the Navy, Captain Burns had served in the North Carolina General Assembly and was instrumental in approving the measure that created Yancey County (also in 1834) from parts of Burke and Buncombe counties. Yancey County, meanwhile, was named after Bartlett Yancey, a North Carolina Congressman who, on top of other acts, established a fund that financed the creation of the state’s public school system.

The center of civic life in Burnsville has been and continues to be Town Square, a small park at the center of which is a statue of Captain Burns with an inscription that reads, “He Guarded Well Our Seas, Let Our Mountains Honor Him.” From the square, one can see historic buildings like the NuWray Hotel, which was erected a year before Burnsville was founded and still welcomes guests from around the world; the John Wesley McElroy House, which was built shortly thereafter and now serves as a museum operated by the Yancey History Association; and the Chase-Coletta House, which was built in the 1910s. On the southwest corner of the square sits the Burnsville Town Hall, which was built in 1908 and initially served as the Yancey County Courthouse until a new courthouse was erected a few blocks away in the 1960s.

Beyond the history around the town square, one will find a host of quaint shops and restaurants, as well as a small town feel. With a population of just under 2,000, Burnsville continues to be a relatively quiet place, though the town does draw its share of visitors. Many people come from nearby because Burnsville is the only place within Yancey County because it’s the one place where you can legally purchase alcohol. Others come from further afield because Burnsville serves as the gateway to parts of the Pisgah National Forest, the Black Mountains, and Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak of the Appalachian Mountains (yes, that includes Mt. Washington). Beyond being just a few miles from Mt. Mitchell State Park, the portion of the forest close by Burnsville is home to multiple campgrounds, hundreds of trails, and dozens of small mountain communities that feel like they’re a thousand miles from the closest city.

Despite feeling a world away, Burnsville is far closer to Asheville than you might think. In fact, the Town Square sits just north of U.S. 19E and is less than 20 miles away from Mars Hill and 35 miles northeast of Asheville.

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 388 Slickrock Road, Burnsville, NC 28714
388 Slickrock Road Burnsville, NC 28714
$4,995,000
3 Beds 3 | 1 Baths 3,476 SqFtListing No. 4125795Property Type: Housecamera (48)
Details
 616 Old Growth Forest Road, Burnsville, NC 28714
616 Old Growth Forest Road Burnsville, NC 28714
$4,350,000
4 Beds 4 | 1 Baths 4,890 SqFtListing No. 4076276Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (48)
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 7271 State Hwy 80 S Highway S, Burnsville, NC 28714
7271 State Hwy 80 S Highway S Burnsville, NC 28714
$2,900,000
7 Beds 7 | 1 Baths 5,923 SqFtListing No. 3870623Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (48)
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 55 Ramp Patch Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714
55 Ramp Patch Trail Burnsville, NC 28714
$2,850,000
4 Beds 3 | 1 Baths 4,427 SqFtListing No. 4124094Property Type: Housecamera (36)
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 151 Pine Ridge Road, Burnsville, NC 28714
151 Pine Ridge Road Burnsville, NC 28714
$2,750,000
3 Beds 5 | 1 Baths -Listing No. 4129474Property Type: Housecamera (48)
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 2280 Mountain Air Drive #65/1, Burnsville, NC 28714
2280 Mountain Air Drive #65/1 Burnsville, NC 28714
$2,750,000
3 Beds 3 | 2 Baths 4,019 SqFtListing No. 4079613Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (44)
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 570 Doan Town Road, Burnsville, NC 28714
570 Doan Town Road Burnsville, NC 28714
$2,725,000
4 Beds 5 Baths 4,808 SqFtListing No. 4134232Property Type: Housecamera (48)
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 143 Daniel Boone Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714
143 Daniel Boone Trail Burnsville, NC 28714
$2,150,000
3 Beds 2 | 2 Baths 2,100 SqFtListing No. 4115263Property Type: Housecamera (39)
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 671 Austin Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC 28714
671 Austin Mountain Drive Burnsville, NC 28714
$1,595,000
3 Beds 3 | 1 Baths 3,781 SqFtListing No. 4142527Property Type: Housecamera (7)
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 CC Farm Road, Burnsville, NC 28714
CC Farm Road Burnsville, NC 28714
$1,500,000
3 Beds 3 | 1 Baths 2,911 SqFtListing No. 3878074Property Type: Housecamera (48)
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 2980 Mountain Air Drive, Burnsville, NC 28714
2980 Mountain Air Drive Burnsville, NC 28714
$1,395,000
4 Beds 3 | 2 Baths 3,834 SqFtListing No. 4115884Property Type: Housecamera (34)
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 1120 Winterberry Road, Burnsville, NC 28714
1120 Winterberry Road Burnsville, NC 28714
$1,350,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 2,726 SqFtListing No. 4112269Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (41)
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 388 Slickrock Road, Burnsville, NC 28714
camera (48)
price

$4,995,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

3 | 1 3 | 1 Baths

lot size

3,476 SqFt 3,476 SqFt

listing no.

4125795Listing No. 4125795

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (48)

 616 Old Growth Forest Road, Burnsville, NC 28714
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (48)
price

$4,350,000

beds

4 4 Beds

baths

4 | 1 4 | 1 Baths

lot size

4,890 SqFt 4,890 SqFt

listing no.

4076276Listing No. 4076276

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (48)

 7271 State Hwy 80 S Highway S, Burnsville, NC 28714
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (48)
price

$2,900,000

beds

7 7 Beds

baths

7 | 1 7 | 1 Baths

lot size

5,923 SqFt 5,923 SqFt

listing no.

3870623Listing No. 3870623

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (48)

 55 Ramp Patch Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714
camera (36)
price

$2,850,000

beds

4 4 Beds

baths

3 | 1 3 | 1 Baths

lot size

4,427 SqFt 4,427 SqFt

listing no.

4124094Listing No. 4124094

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (36)

 151 Pine Ridge Road, Burnsville, NC 28714
camera (48)
price

$2,750,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

5 | 1 5 | 1 Baths

lot size

- -

listing no.

4129474Listing No. 4129474

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (48)

 2280 Mountain Air Drive #65/1, Burnsville, NC 28714
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (44)
price

$2,750,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

3 | 2 3 | 2 Baths

lot size

4,019 SqFt 4,019 SqFt

listing no.

4079613Listing No. 4079613

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (44)

 570 Doan Town Road, Burnsville, NC 28714
camera (48)
price

$2,725,000

beds

4 4 Beds

baths

5 5 Baths

lot size

4,808 SqFt 4,808 SqFt

listing no.

4134232Listing No. 4134232

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (48)

 143 Daniel Boone Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714
camera (39)
price

$2,150,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

2 | 2 2 | 2 Baths

lot size

2,100 SqFt 2,100 SqFt

listing no.

4115263Listing No. 4115263

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (39)

 671 Austin Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC 28714
camera (7)
price

$1,595,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

3 | 1 3 | 1 Baths

lot size

3,781 SqFt 3,781 SqFt

listing no.

4142527Listing No. 4142527

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (7)

 CC Farm Road, Burnsville, NC 28714
camera (48)
price

$1,500,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

3 | 1 3 | 1 Baths

lot size

2,911 SqFt 2,911 SqFt

listing no.

3878074Listing No. 3878074

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (48)

 2980 Mountain Air Drive, Burnsville, NC 28714
camera (34)
price

$1,395,000

beds

4 4 Beds

baths

3 | 2 3 | 2 Baths

lot size

3,834 SqFt 3,834 SqFt

listing no.

4115884Listing No. 4115884

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (34)

 1120 Winterberry Road, Burnsville, NC 28714
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (41)
price

$1,350,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

3 3 Baths

lot size

2,726 SqFt 2,726 SqFt

listing no.

4112269Listing No. 4112269

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (41)

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