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Welcome to 
Cashiers Historical Society
The Zachary-Tolbert House
Virtually unaltered from when it was built 150 years ago, the Zachary-Tolbert House is one of the most important historical buildings in Western Northern Carolina. A. rare example of Greek Revival-style architecture it serves as a monument to the pioneer settlers of Cashiers Valley. 
The School House
This authentic structure used to stand on land owned by the Southern statesman Wade Hampton III, a South Carolinian who came to this mountain lodge to hunt and fish. His three sisters established a school on the property for the Valley Children. It has recently been relocated and restored onto CHS property. 
Colonel John's Cabin
One of the oldest extant structures in our area. The cabin itself has stories to sustain you, if you will dare listen and look. Certainly the survival of the original structure and the recent careful restoration are a tribute to our community's long and strong commitment to this place, Cashiers Valley.
The Dependency 
The c.1920s this building was placed near the location of the original Dependency, which was destroyed by fire.
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The Dowden Pavilion 
The Dowden Pavilion, was completed in 2006.
Inside are CHS offices and public restrooms, connected to a covered pavilion complete with an open breezeway and catering kitchen. The Dowden Pavilion serves as a popular choice for community events as well as private affairs. 
CHS Presents the Faces and Places of Cashiers Valley Book

The wait is finally over for the much anticipated Faces and Places of Cashiers Valley book. This award winning work includes all four phases of the Faces and Places of Cashiers with a compiled history of the Cashiers Valley. With the help of talented photographer Tim Barnwell, the historic places and stories of the people who've called this great area home for many years are illuminated with exquisite detail

Cashiers Historical Society Awards And Honors:



-Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Award for 2019

-North Carolina Society of Historians Publication award for 2019: Faces and Places of Cashiers Valley

-Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce Evergreen award winner for 2019


-2019 Southern Tourism Society's top 20 events of the Summer: Cashiers Designer Showhouse

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” 

- Marcus Garvey

Our Mission
Preserving the heritage of
Cashiers Valley through education, stewardship, & advocacy.
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