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Area Description

AREA: County - 442 sq. mi. Approx. 75% of land is forested, 67,000 acres of which is Pisgah National Forest lands. Lake James, the first lake on the Catawba River, was built in 1920’s and includes 150 miles of shoreline.

Includes Cities/Towns: Marion, Nebo.

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   Golf: Linville Falls Golf Club – 18 holes, wooded and rolling
Marion Lake club – 18 holes, lake vistas
Old Fort Golf Club – 9 holes, rolling

Scenic Outdoors: Linville Falls – Linville Caverns – Andrews Geyser
Lake James State Park – Mt. Mitchell State Park
Pisgah National Forest – Blue Ridge Parkway

History & Culture: Carson House – Mountain Gateway Museum
NC Mineral Museum – McDowell Arts Center
Old Fort Railroad Museum – Historic District Marion

Tourist Attractions: Biltmore Estate – Grandfather Mountain
Chimney Rock – Gold & Gem Mining
Blowing Rock – Ski Slopes


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Medical Facilities


Licensed for 65 beds; currently staff 49 beds; nearly 450 employees, including 119 RNs, 45 volunteers and growing; Led by a volunteer board of directors; Affiliated with Mission Health, which includes Mission Hospital in Buncombe County and Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Mitchell County

Located within 30 miles of regional VA Hospital (ranked in top 5% of Veteran care).

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  24.0  38.5  53.0  4.1 "
 Feb  27.0  41.5  56.0  4.3 "
 Mar  33.0  49.0  65.0  4.6 "
 Apr  41.0  57.5  74.0  4.2 "
 May  50.0  65.5  81.0  4.7 "
 Jun  60.0  73.5  87.0  4.9 "
 Jul  63.0  76.5  90.0  4.8 "
 Aug  62.0  75.5  89.0  4.5 "
 Sep  55.0  68.5  82.0  4.5 "
 Oct  42.0  57.5  73.0  3.5 "
 Nov  33.0  48.5  64.0  4.0 "
 Dec  25.0  39.5  54.0  4.4 "


CLIMATE: Average humidity – 62%. Average annual rainfall – 52.32in. Mean temperature: Summer – 75 degrees, Winter – 41.2 degrees

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Cost of Living for McDowell County, NC

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Senior Assistance in McDowell County, NC

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Please visit http://mcdowellgov.galaxydigital.com/ for more info.

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