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Gateway to the Blue Ridge

Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Pisgah National Forest, within easy reach of both Asheville and Hickory, The town of Old Fort is a great place to visit, and an excellent place in which to do business!

For such a geographically small area, Old Fort offers big opportunities! With abundant natural attractions, historical references, and creative appeal, Old Fort is the right place for business and pleasure.

The train always stopped here. For many years, travelers through these mountains looked for the familiar sight of a tall, hand-carved arrowhead in front of the depot, signaling a stop in the historic town of Old Fort. A town committed to preserving it's heritage, and having some fun along the way. 

Old Fort is still a welcoming stop. As one of the oldest towns in the region, it prides itself on it's historic roots. Originally a fort built by the colonial militia before the Declaration of Independence, the settlement served for many years as the western outpost of the early United States. In those days, it was also the site of many skirmishes between pioneer settlers and Native Americans. Much of the fighting, in fact, took place on the banks of Mill Creek, which runs through the center of town. 

Many years later, a monument was built to the peace finally made between the two peoples: the trademark arrowhead, over 25 feet tall, hand-chiseled from a large slab of granite stands next to our depot.

Old Fort Car Charging Point Now Available

did you know that the town of Old Fort boasts a state of the art electric vehicle charging station?

One satisfied user recently was in town for the beautiful bike rides around Old Fort, and as she took advantage of the charging station she took the time to visit the Art Gallery and other local stores.

The charging station is conveniently located in the parking area close to K&R Antiques, the Mountain Gateway Museum, and across from the Arrowhead Art Gallery and Parker Hosiery. 

Users of the charger have been impressed with the performance and the location, and we invite all of you to come on by and take advantage of this service in Old Fort!