The Transylvania Times -

Picturing the Past: Dunn's Rock Township Attracted Summer Camps


July 9, 2018

This sketch of Gay Valley is from a 1960s camp brochure.

At just over 30 square miles Dunn's Rock is the smallest township in land area. However, the population density is higher than all other townships in the county, except Brevard. It is surrounded by Eastatoe, Cathey's Creek, Brevard and Little River townships, with a small portion of the southern boundary bordering South Carolina.

The first settlers, who came into the area in the late 1700s, filed land claims with Buncombe County in the state of North Carolina. Within a few years, a portion of the land was involved in a land dispute when Georgia claimed a 12-mile-wide strip of land k...

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