Mitchell County

Region: Mountain
County Seat: Bakersville (1868)
Population: 15,6871
Towns & Cities:  Penland, Spruce Pine
Mitchell County was formed in 1861 from Yancey, Watauga, Caldwell, Burke and McDowell counties. It is in the western section of the State and is bounded by the state of Tennessee and Avery, McDowell and Yancey counties.2

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Business & Industry (1)
Education (1)
Government & Community Bodies (1)
Hotels, Motels & Places to Stay (1)
Recreation (2)

1 Population figures from Census Bureau Home Page for the 2000 Census.
2 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.


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Channel Bass usually occur in great supply along the cost and most large ones average between 30 and 40 pounds, making them great for sport fishing.

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