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Burnsville, county seat of Yancey County, is Our State magazine's Tar Heel town of the month. The town was named for Otway Burns, a privateer during the War of 1812. Mining mica and gems, flax cultivation, wild ginseng collecting, and logging supported Burnsville during the 19th-century, but retail and tourism industries propel the town's economy today. Tourist attractions include the McElroy House, NuWray Inn, DK Puttyroot and The Orchid Tearoom, and Lil Smoky's Drive-in & Restaurant.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 75 Issue 1, June 2007, p18-20, 22-23, il, map