Its roots can be traced back to the early 1800s, when a group of settlers inhabited Cataloochee Valley. Its name comes from Maggie Mae Setzer, from where her father(John “Jack” Sidney Setzer) founded its first post office, which was named after his daughter Maggie.
It is considered the Elk Capital of NC, and is home to many wildflowers and black bears. You’ll find great hiking, antique cars, clogging, ghosts, skiing, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and more!
It had a population of 1,150 in the 2010 census, with the largest group of race being White (96.38%). The average household size is 2.04, with an average family size of 2.56.
It is most known for being the birthplace of legendary moonshiner Popcorn Sutton.