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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jackson Co. Courthouse - Sylva, NC

Today, we will be heading out to the other side of the Smokies...

Jackson Co. Courthouse - Sylva, NC

The Jackson County Courthouse was built in 1913 overlooking the small town of Sylva, NC. It's about 75 stair steps from the courthouse down to the rest of the town, where the steps line up with Main St. Some people say this is the most photographed courthouse in North Carolina, and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

On the day, I was here, the courthouse was being renovated. A large building was added to the back of the historic Courthouse while the front is preserved and this will be the town library. Then, on the next day, the dome was removed so that it could be renovated. It was placed back a few days later.

Jackson Co. Courthouse - Sylva, NC

On a personal note, my mom visited this courthouse a few years ago on a conference at Western Carolina Universtiy. After seeing the photo, it became the top of my North Carolina bucket list. This past summer as my wife and I were the ones to escort her to the conference, I got my wish as was able to see it.

Jackson Co. Courthouse - Sylva, NC

Jackson Co. Courthouse & Confederate Statue- Sylva, NC Jackson Co. Courthouse - Sylva, NC

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