The Town of Hot Springs
The town of Hot Springs is a jewel in the county, situated where the Appalachian Trail crosses the French Broad River. This haven for outdoor enthusiasts originally was a draw for the rich society in the 1800s because of the natural mineral springs for which the town is named. Not only does the town have natural beauty, but it also has rich music heritage as well as a place in the history of current-day Warren Wilson College in nearby Asheville. To add to that, there is fascinating history with a skirmish during the Civil War and an Internment Camp during World War I.