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Welcome to Jackson County. We are located in the Southwestern part of North Carolina, about 60 miles west of Asheville. The total area of the county is 495 square miles, or 316,000 acres. Jackson County is essentially rural in character and from a geographic perspective, is gentler than most other Fraser fir producing counties.

This county is in the Blue Ridge Mountain physiographic region adjoined to the Great Smokey Mountains to the north and borders the Blue Ridge Parkway to the east. The elevations of the county range from 1,850 feet at the north end to 6,500 feet at the summit of Richland Balsam at the east end. Richland Balsam is the home of the southern most natural stand of Fraser fir in the world. Research trials have shown that the genetics recovered from this southern stand produce some of the fastest growing, most aesthetically pleasing Christmas trees in the world.