Mitchell County Today
Welcome to Mitchell County History
About This Site
Welcome to Mitchell County History! This site provides information on the history and family genealogy of Mitchell County, NC.
Mitchell County is located in western North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
This site was created by David J English and Robert C English for their Father, Jack L English, as a 2008 Christmas Present.
Roan Mountain, at 6,285 feet, is one of the highest peaks in the Appalachian Mountain Range.
According to Dr. Elisha Mitchell, a professor at the University of North Carolina for whom Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak in the range, and Mitchell County are named, "It is the most beautiful of all the high mountains. The top of the Roan may be described as a vast meadow without a tree to obstruct this prospect, where a person may gallop his horse for a mile or two with Carolina at his feet on one side and Tennessee on the other, and a green ocean of mountains rising in tremendous billows immediately around him" (1836). »»»
Dellinger Grist Mill on Cane Creek, located at Hawk, NC was established by Reuben Dellinger in 1867. It has been in the Dellinger family for over 147 years.
It was restored by Jack Dellinger in 1997-2000 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. Jack currently grinds corn into cornmeal and grits utilizing the same time-honored methods and machinery my ancestors used. »»»