Maggie Valley Facts
|• Maggie Valley is a favorite gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
• At one time, the Cherokee Indians occupied much of the land in Maggie Valley.
• Maggie Valley gets its name from Maggie Mae Setzer whose father John "Jack" Sidney Setzer founded the area's first post office and named it after one of his daughters. His descendants come from all over the country for a large family reunion each summer in the historic valley.
• Maggie Valley is the birthplace of Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton.
• The Cherokee Indian Reservation is only 17 miles from Maggie Valley.
• The black bear is the only bear species found in North Carolina.
• In 2012 there were approximately 6,500-7,200 bears in the North Carolina mountains (NCwildlife.org).
• As of 2012, Maggie Valley’s population is 1,150 people.
• Maggie Valley has a ski resort.
• Maggie Valley is close to numerous arts and crafts trails.
• The Western North Carolina BBQ Festival is held annually in Maggie Valley.
• Maggie Valley hosts an annual all-day music festival in August celebrating the western North Carolina and Appalachia’s rich musical history.
• Maggie Valley hosts annual motorcycle rallies and car shows.
• The High Country Quilters Annual Quilt Show is held in Maggie Valley.
• There are 4 golf courses in and around Maggie Valley.
• There are 236 scenic hiking trails in and around Maggie Valley.