Welcome to Mitchell County’s Historic Courthouse. Since 1907, the historic courthouse has been a major contributor to the county’s heritage and history. Renovated in 2009, the stately building now serves the county as a 21st Century state-of-the-art event center equipped for meetings, entertainment, presentations, learning, and conferencing.
The Mitchell County Historical Courthouse Foundation adopted the theme of “Putting Heritage to Work” which indicates that while the building is of historical significance, it continues to contribute to the economic development of Mitchell County. The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for the residents of Mitchell County through programs of education, historic preservation, and community development that are made possible by the renovation and effective long-term programming and management of the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse.
Schedule your next event at the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse and keep heritage working.
Give the Gift of History!
In Voices of the Valley, Elizabeth C. Hunter, well known, award winning and much appreciated local writer, weaves the voices of past and present generations into enjoyable human stories that bring life to the 150 year-old history of Mitchell County.
The coffee-table book is richly illustrated with contemporary photographs from local photographers and filled with historical images, over 90% of which have not appeared in press.
The book may be purchased here online for mail delivery or local pick up. The book is also available for purchase in Bakersville at the Bakersville Pharmacy, Bakersville Emporium, Mitchell County Public Library and Mitchell County Historical Society; in Spruce Pine at the Twisted Laurel Gallery, the Market on Oak, Dellinger's Books, Tree House Realty, the TRAC Gallery, and the Spruce Pine Public Library. The book is available also at the Orchard at Altapass, and at Griffith’s Store in Tipton Hill. Proceeds go to the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse Foundation.
SECU Virtual Learning and Communications Center
The SECU Virtual Learning and Communications Center. It is, in collaboration with the Mitchell County Public Library, a public computing center, funded by a Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant. The Courthouse provides access to Mayland Community College classes.
Mitchell County Historic Courthouse Foundation
The Mitchell County Historical Courthouse Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for the residents of Mitchell County through programs of education, historic preservation, and community development that will be made possible by the renovation and effective long-term programming and management of the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse. Read more >