The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

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Murray's Mill

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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Historic Murray's Mill

Murray & Minges General StoreMaintained by the Catawba County Historical Association, the Historic Murray's Mill is a complex of historic building preserved intact. Included are the 1913 mill (the centerpiece of the complex), the 1890s Murray & Minges General Store, the 1880s Wheathouse, used as an exhibit gallery, the 1913 John Murray House, furnished to the period, and numerous outbuildings.
     Run by three generations of the Murray Family, who abandoned operations in 1967, the picturesque structures and surrounding land form the last milling complex in the county, meticulously preserved and interpreted by the Catawba County Historical Association.

Website: Historic Murray's Mill
Hickory NC
Distance: 1 hour and 30 minutes from Asheville
Address: 1489 Murray's Hill Road, Catawba NC 28609
Telephone: 828-241-4299
Hours: Closed January-March. In season, Thursday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Fees: Adult and child rates
Allow: 1-2 hours
Catawba County Museum of History, Catawba Science Center, Harper House/Hickory History Center, Hickory Museum of Art, Hiddenite Center, Historic Newton NC Depot
Directions: From Asheville take I-40 East towards Statesville. Take Exit 138 at Wike Road, and take the first right onto Oxford School Road (NC 10). Turn right at 2nd Avenue SW and then left at Murray's Hill Road.








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