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Burnsville, North Carolina is the seat of Yancey County, and its only incorporated town. The town was founded in 1834, on land contributed by John “Yellow Jacket” Bailey, and named for Captain Otway Burns, a naval hero of the War of 1812. Burnsville is located in the mountains of Western North Carolina, near Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi. Burnsville is east of Cane River and west of Spruce Pine.

 

 

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