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Fresco Paintings in West Jefferson NC

The Frescoes Paintings in West Jefferson NC and the Frescoes in Glendale Springs NC are a major tourist attraction, and very important to the region's economy. Those who do visit Ashe County NC for the frescoes typically include visits to our art galleries, restaurants, shops, and the famous Ashe County Cheese Factory here in West Jefferson NC.

During the 1970s, internationally renowned fresco artist Ben Long created these magnificent works of art in two small antique churches here in Ashe County NC. Each is significant to the Christian community. His first frescoes was done in Saint Mary's Episcopal Church on the southwestern side of West Jefferson NC. There you will see his image of Mary Great with Child, John the Baptist, and The Mystery of Faith. A few years later he created a life-size depiction of the Last Supper at the Holy Trinity Church in Glendale Springs NC. 

Thousands of people visit the frescoes each year both for their religious significance and because they are beautiful works of art. Many have visited numerous times. And for those of us who have the privilege of living in Ashe County, we go often because it is a favorite place to take out of town family and friends.

The Ashe County Frescoes Foundation was created by community members for the purpose of protecting and preserving these works of art. The organization was established as a North Carolina nonprofit corporation with a board of directors - a majority of whom cannot be members of the Episcopal congregation. Donations can be made to the organization and are used only for expenses related to these unique and great works of art.

While visiting the frescoes or any of the attractions Ashe County has to offer come by A1 Mountain Realty and let the expert Ashe County NC Realtors show you Homes for Sale in Western North Carolina or Land for Sale in Western North Carolina. Whatever your need Ellen or Gwen can help you find that perfect piece of Ashe County Real Estate you have been dreaming of.




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High Country News

Tick Prevention and Removal
While partaking in High Country activities, such as hiking to a waterfall or overlook or fishing on the banks of one of the area's stocked trout streams, the chances of picking up a tick are highest in the warm summer months. Because ticks carry diseases such as Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, it is important to prevent tick bites. Tick prevention comes in several forms. A bug spray containing DEET will deter ticks from... click here for more

A Hidden Gem in Ashe County
A literal hidden gem in Ashe County is located only 20 minutes from the center of Jefferson, and near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Gem Valley NC is a great place for young and young at heart to try their hand at prospecting for precious gems and gold hidden in the North Carolina mountain soil. The gem mine owns their very own mine, which is part of the old Ore Knob Mine territory. Ore Knob Mine was operated... click here for more

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