Hayesville, a small town with a big heart.
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Come visit us.
Take a tour of our beautiful downtown,
learn about new businesses opening soon
and see available space for your new business location or expansion.
Contact Mayor Harry Baughn at (828) 389-1862
or visit Town Hall, Monday, Wednesday or Friday 9 am - 1pm
at 56 Sanderson Street for more details.
Enjoy a Fundraising event
Explore the Centennial Exhibit
and help us achieve our goal.
So much to do. So much to see.
This is the 6th year of the Small Town Main Street program in Hayesville and grant opportunities are helping to sustain the work plans but additional donations are needed. Historic Hayesville Inc. is a 501c3 non profit corporation and administrator of the Hayesville Small Town Main Street program. See below to make a financial donation to HHI. See individual project descriptions for more details and how contributions for a specific project can be made.
Sherry Adams, Western Coordinator for the NC Small Town Main Street Program, et al., came to Hayesville for the Annual Regional Meeting and were the VERY FIRST gathering and subsequent tour group of the newly restored Historic Hayesville Courthouse on the square on Friday, July 20, 2018. After the meeting and tour, attendees enjoyed lunch at a new downtown restaurant and a guided downtown “walkabout” to see all that our HHI/STMS program has achieved and is planning. Many enjoyed the Friday Night Concert on the Square and the official opening of the Courthouse celebration on Saturday.
Setting up breakfast for meeting attendees.
Breakfast is ready for everyone to enjoy.
Setting up screens so attendees can view the HHI/STMS Hayesville website
Mayor Baughn welcoming meeting attendees.
CCCRA representatives welcome HHI/STMS guests.
Annual Meeting in Session
Sherry Adams, Western Coordinator of NC STMS Program is delighted with Hayesville report.
Historic Courthouse Gift Shop open for business.
STMS attendees explore the renovated courthouse court.
Bob Hanson explains that everything original that could be used -- was.
Participants gathered on the Courthouse steps after touring the building.
Committee work plans for 2018
Pedestrian connectivity is in the STMS work plan.
Promotions Committee is working on new banners, way finding signs and a downtown map featuring businesses, art, history and cultural locations accessible by walking or bicycle trails.
Economic Vitality group plans include promoting the Hayesville Farmers Market and Small Business Saturday, recruiting new businesses and providing additional support to those already established in downtown.
Economic Vitality group volunteers will join the Design Committee this year to work with Mayor Baughn for safety and improved parking.
New recycle and waste bins for at least 10 locations inside the historic courthouse square and around downtown are a current project from the Design Committee. Plaque recognition will be given to organizations who make donations to Historic Hayesville Inc. for at least one bin.
Committees make plans!
Typical committee meeting consisting of volunteers making plans in Hayesville for various downtown projects that benefit everyone. Volunteers make them happen!
Two happy Hayesville volunteers that have shucked what seems like bushels of local grown corn for sale at a fund raising event on the square. Friends of Historic Hayesville volunteers promoted events and summer flowers at the 2017 annual Small Town Main Street/HHI picnic on the square. Please support our efforts, consider a donation.
Please support our efforts, consider a donation.
References: Information on this page and throughout the site is drawn from sources in the public domain or covered by the fair use doctrine unless otherwise stated.
Photographs are courtesy of Ron Wallace, Stephan Banakas, bobbystuff.com, Clay County Progress, partnership organizations and others. Art work is courtesy of Signs Fast Inc..