Browsing Archive: June, 2017

Article in Our State Magazine about Chatham Blankets in Elkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, In : Elkin History 
https://www.ourstate.com/chatham-manufacturing-company/

Came across this article online about the history of the Chatham Mill here in Elkin, and their famous wool blankets.  
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Maggy's Place in downtown Elkin offers overnight stay access

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, In : Elkin History 
http://www.elkintribune.com/news/14704/maggies-place-preserves-local-railroad-history-provides-rest-in-downtown-elkin

This little gem on Main Street in Elkin was once the old E&A ticket office for the train that is no longer in existence. Today, you can stay overnight in downtown Elkin and experience a blast from the past in this cute and cozy VRBO rental.  The restoration look over a year and it is beautiful, inside and out. Read more about it in this local paper's article. 
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Reevestock Music Festival listed in top 8 music festivals for Charlotte area events

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Thursday, June 8, 2017, In : Community Events 
http://www.charlottefive.com/music-festivals-2017/

Reevestock Music Festival is held during the first weekend in August each year at Elkin's Hidden Amphitheater. It's an amazing event not only because it has a great music selection, but also because the venue is so unique to the state. This year Charlotte Five listed it as a festival not to miss, and even featured a photo of Reevestock as their main photo lead! 
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Appalachian Mural Trail includes Elkin downtown murals

Posted by Laura Gaylord c/o Town of Elkin on Thursday, June 8, 2017, In : Downtown Elkin 
http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/06/05/historic-murals-added-appalachian-mural-trail/371649001/

Elkin will now be on the mural trail that include numerous other towns along the Appalachian mountains. Being closest to the Hwy 21 exit off of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Elkin is only a 25 minute drive towards lodging, great restaurants, town trails and shopping. Our historic downtown offers 6 murals and 2 ghost murals, but 4 are featured on the mural trail website. 
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