The small town of Todd NC straddles Ashe County and Watauga County. The community offers some of the most gorgeous scenery in Western North Carolina. There is no other Real Estate in Western North Carolina like that which you will find in Todd, NC.
The main drag is Railroad Grade Road, very popular with bicyclists, joggers, and walkers. There is 10 miles of the road that winds along the New River, one of the few that flow north. The river offers fishing, boating, tubing and a very beautiful landscape, all of which make Todd, NC a very popular tourist attraction.
Back in the early 20th Century Todd, NC was a booming town, due in large part to the Virginia Creeper Railroad. The railroad came to Todd because of the vast tracts of standing timber in the area. By 1934, most of the mountains had been stripped of the timber and the railroad began to lose money. In the midst of the Great Depression the train pulled up its tracks and the Bank of Todd was liquidated and the town's commerce all but vanished. In 1940, a devastating flood washed away buildings and much of the evidence of what was Todd's heyday.
By World War II there was only a handful of businesses left. One of the businesses was Todd General Store which is still in operation today. Today, it is one of the oldest continuously operating general stores in North Carolina. People of all ages flock to Todd General Store every Friday night for the bluegrass sessions. The general store also sells antiques, gifts and food to visitors and local residents alike. Several times a year the old timey general store features Appalachian artists, storytellers, and musicians.
Todd is host to the New River Marathon held in May every year. The festive Liberty Day Parade is held on July 4th every year in Todd. The area has many new developments under way, that plan to bring more tourism to the small community as well. Todd NC is a charming place here in Ashe County NC and gives its own particular charm to the mountains.
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