On your visit to Clay's Corner in Brasstown, NC, don't miss these charming small towns and heritage attractions, just minutes away.
John C. Campbell Folk School: One of the country's most remarkable centers for traditional arts and crafts, this internationally acclaimed school is just around the corner from Clay’s in Brasstown. Year round, the school offers weeklong and weekend classes in music and crafts. Its craft shop, nature trails, and picturesque setting make it a great daytrip destination.
Murphy, NC: Just a 10 minute drive west of Brasstown is the community of Murphy, where you’ll find all kinds of accommodations, from modest hotels to B&Bs, cabins and other vacation rentals. Murphy, Brasstown and nearby Andrews are nestled at the foot of three mountain chains, making for excellent outdoor recreation and scenic beauty.
Hayesville, NC: Once the site of a thriving Cherokee village, this community celebrates this heritage with the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit, an outdoor village replica that is free and open to the public 24/7. In the next door museum, you will see many authentic Cherokee artifacts, and you can walk the two-mile Quanassee Path, a Cherokee History Trail that leads from the Homestead exhibit through the Cherokee Botanical Sanctuary to Spikebuck Mound.
Coming from Chattanooga, take US Hwy. 64 east off I75; from Georgia, take US 19 or US 129 north from Atlanta, or from Asheville, take US 74 to US 441 and turn west on US 64.