Maggie Valley, incorporated in 1909, is home to various types of people. Miss Jennie Reninger travels every year to spend the summer months enjoying the mountains. Miss Judy Alexander operates the Cataloochee Ranch, where visitors can be treated and entertained in the great outdoors. Father Murphy came to the Maggie Valley from Detroit. Once in the mountains he decided to build a church so he could stay in the area. Kyle Edwards recently opened the Stompin Ground, which is called the â€œclogging capital of the world.â€ Visitors wishing to see rare and exotic animals can visit Jim Miller's Soco Gardens Zoo.