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America's Blueridge National Heritage Area
 

Henderson County NC is in the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina near Asheville. The Blue Ridge contains part of the most visited National Park, the Great Smokies. The Blue Ridge Parkway runs through the heritage area with access to the highest peak , Mount Mitchell, and the deepest gorge, Linville Gorge, east of the Rockies; the oldest river, the New River. The region has the most popular whitewater river, the Nantala; the ancestral home of the Cherokee; and the nation's largest private home, the Biltmore House.

Explore our cultural & historic sites, museums, attractions, and recreational activities, and attractions, including: Connemara, National Historic Site and home place of American poet, Carl Sandburg; Flat Rock Playhouse; Biltmore Estate; NC Arboretum; the Blue Ridge Parkway; Pisgah National Forest; and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

A "National Heritage Area" is a "place designated by the U.S. Congress where natural, cultural, historic and recreational resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally distinctive landscape arising from patterns of human activity shaped by geography." The National Park Service provides technical assistance as well as financial assistance for a limited number of years following designation.

Source: National Park Service

 
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America's Agricultural Heritage Partnership Silos and Smokestacks
Russell Lamson Building
209 West Fifth Street, Suite E
P.O. Box 2845
Waterloo, Iowa 50704
319-234-4567
319-234-8228 fax
http://www.silosandsmokestacks.org 
Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
Augusta Canal Authority
P.O. Box 2367
Augusta, GA 30903-2367
706-823-0440
706-823-1045 fax
http://www.augustacanal.com 
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
Advantage West-North Carolina
3 General Aviation Drive
Fletcher, NC 28732
828-687-7234
http://www.blueridgeheritage.com
Cache La Poudre River Corridor
Poudre Heritage Alliance
1100 10th St., Suite 401
Greeley, CO 80631
970-350-9755
970-350-9763 fax
http://www.nature.nps.gov/cachelapoudre
Cane River National Heritage Area
Cane River National Heritage Area Commission
P.O. Box 1201
Natchitoches, LA 71458
318-356-5555
318-356-8222 fax
http://www.caneriverheritage.org
http://www.nps.gov/cari
Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Delaware and Lehigh Canal National Hertiage Corridor Commission
1 South Third St., 8th Floor
Easton, PA 18042
610-923-3548
610-923-0537 fax
http://www.delawareandlehigh.org/
http://www.nps.gov/dele
Erie Canalway National Corridor
Peebles Island Resource Center
P.O. Box 219
Waterford, NY 12188
518-237-8643 ext. 3272
518-235-4248 fax
http://www.eriecanalway.org
http://www.nps.gov/erie
Essex National Heritage Area
Essex National Heritage Commission
140 Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Salem, MA 01970
978-740-0444
978-744-6473 fax
http://www.essexheritage.org
Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
Hudson River Valley Greenway
Capitol Building, Room 254
Albany , NY 12224
518-473-3835
518-473-4518 fax
http://www.hudsonrivervalley.com/
Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor
Canal Corridor Association
200 West 8th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
815.588.1100
815.588.1101 fax
http://www.canalcor.org 
John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley
National Heritage Corridor
1 Depot Square
Woonsocket, RI 02895
401-762-0250
401-762-0530 fax
http://www.nps.gov/blac
Lackawanna Heritage Valley
National Heritage Area
1300 Old Plank Road
Mayfield, PA 18433
570-963-6730
570-963-6732 fax
http://www.lhva.org
Motorcities National Heritage Area
300 River Place, Suite 1600
Detroit MI 48207
313-259-3425
313-259-5254 fax
http://www.experienceeverythingautomotive.org
Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
1141 Bayview Avenue
Suite 101
Biloxi, MS 39530
228-374-5022 x5103
http://www.dmr.state.ms.us/
http://www.cr.nps.gov/heritageareas/AREAS/MISS.htm
National Aviation Heritage Area
Dayton Aviation Heritage Commission
P. O. Box 414
Dayton, Ohio 45409
937-475-7627
937-225-7706
http://www.birthplaceofaviation.com
National Coal Heritage Area
Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25305
304-766-3240
304-558-2779 fax
http://www.coalheritage.org
Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor
Ohio & Erie Canal Corridor Coalition
520 S. Main St., Suite 2452
Akron, OH 44311
330-434-5657
330-434-5688 fax
http://www.ohioeriecanal.org
Ohio & Erie Canal Association
1556 West Boston Mills Road
Peninsula, OH 44264
330-657-2982
330-468-4943 fax
http://www.canalwayohio.com 
Ohio Canal Corridor
PO Box 609420
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
216-520-1825
http://www.ohiocanal.org
Oil Region National Heritage Area
Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism
P.O. Box 128
Oil City, PA 16301-0128
800.483.6264
http://www.oilregion.org/
Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley
National Heritage Corridor
Quinebaug-Shetucket Heritage Corridor, Inc.
107 Providence Street
Putnam, CT 06260
860-963-7226
860-928-2189 fax
http://www.thelastgreenvalley.org
http://www.nps.gov/qush 
Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area
The Bost Building
623 East Eighth Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120
412.464.4020
412.464.4417 fax
http://www.riversofsteel.com
Schuylkill River National Heritage Area
140 College Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464
484-945-0200
484-945-0204 fax
http://www.schuylkillriver.org
Shenandoah Valley Battlefields
National Historic District
Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
PO Box 897
New Market, VA 22844
540-740-4545
540-740-4509 fax
http://www.ShenandoahAtWar.org
Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area 
Russell Lamson Bldg.
209 W. Fifth St., Ste. E
PO Box 2845
Waterloo, Iowa 50704
319-234-4567
319-234-8228 fax
http://www.silosandsmokestacks.org
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor
Heritage Tourism Development Office
1205 Pendleton St.
Columbia, SC 29201
803-734-1743
803-734-0670 fax
http://www.sc-heritagecorridor.org
Path of Progress National Heritage Route
Southwestern Pennsylvania Heritage Preservation Commission
105 Zee Plaza, P.O. Box 565
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648-0565
814-696-9380
814-696-9569 fax or Leslie Davis 814-696-7383
http://www.westsylvania.org
Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area
Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University
Box 80
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
615-898-2947
615-898-5614 fax
http://histpres.mtsu.edu/tncivwar
***New Designation***
The Territorial Kansas Heritage Alliance d/b/a Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area 
c/o Judy Billings
Lawrence Convention
& Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 586
Lawrence, KS 66044
785-865-4494
director@visitlawrence.com 
Wheeling National Heritage Area
1400 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-3087
304-232-1812 fax
http://www.wheelingheritage.org
Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area
Riverfront Development Office
180 West First Street, Suite E
Yuma, AZ 85364
928-373-5190
928-373-5191 fax
http://www.yumaheritage.com 
 
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