Welcome to the Town of Robbinsville

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Robbinsville is quaint, little town in Graham County, located in the foothills of North Carolina’s magnificent Great Smokey Mountains, with beautiful sceneries, friendly atmosphere and where outdoor adventure abound.

A peaceful and wonderful place where beauty surrounds and can be enjoyed throughout the year. A place away from the hustle and bustle of the city where time slows down, encouraging one to relax and unwind while enjoying the spectacular mountain views, pristine rivers, lakes and falls.

Robbinsville may be a small town but had big moments in several motion pictures and TV productions. Some movies and TV shows were filmed around Robbinsville and surrounding Graham County. Segments of the motion picture The Fugitive (1993) starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones were filmed at Cheoah Dam close to Robbinsville.

Segments of the motion picture Nell (1994) starring Jodie Foster and Liam Neeson were also filmed in and around Robbinsville. More recent movie associated with Robbinsville and surrounding Graham county include segments from the movie A Walk in the Woods (2015) filmed at Fontana Dam, the film stars Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson. Recent productions also featured Robbinsville in Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners (TV Series) and National Geographic’s Smoky Mountain Money.

Some of the notable people who hails from Robbinsville are, Wade Crane, a former World 8-Ball and 9-Ball champion in the 1980s and was voted by his peers to have the best 9-ball break in history;

Ronnie Milsap, a country music singer and pianist and was one of country music's most popular and influential performers of the 1970s and 1980s; Rodney Orr, a stock car racing driver and 1993 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series champion and Chief Junaluska, leader of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and widely considered an unsung hero among the Cherokee people during the greatest Indian battle in history.

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Robbinsville High School, “Home of the Black Knights” take pride for holding the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) record for the most football state championships, in the A/1A classes with 13 championship victory and the last being in 2014 (16 wins, 0 loss).

Explore the beauty of Robbinsville! Aside from the nature–inspired things to do, there are also unique gift shops, galleries, farms, lodges and restaurants that can be enjoyed during your stay.

Some of the visitors fell in-love with the beauty of the place and decided to make Robbinsville their home. Visit us, explore this paradise and make great memories in this little town!

Explore The Destinations

Robbinsville is the gateway to many natural and man-made attractions, including the Courthouse, Junaluska Memorial, Cheoah River, US 129: Tail of the Dragon, Fontana Dam [the highest dam east of the Rockies], the Cherohala Skyway, and the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest.

Reminiscing History

The courthouse occupies a prominent location in the heart of downtown Robbinsville, located at 12 North Main St. It is the administrative seat of Graham County, North Carolina. The current courthouse is a Classical Revival structure designed by Barber and McMurry of Knoxville, Tennessee, and completed in 1942.

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Grave Memorial for the Brave Warrior

The burial site of Cherokee Warrior Junaluska, dedicated to preserve Cherokee history and culture. Its place in American history as the starting point of the Trail of Tears. His grave is marked with a memorial stone surrounded by monuments representing the seven clans of the Cherokee. There are large granite stones carved with quotes from those who knew Junaluska surround his grave.

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The Ultimate Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Located in the Southwestern corner of Graham County in far western North Carolina, 7 miles North of Robbinsville/Highway 129 N is the beautiful Cheoah River, visited by many tourists for water activities such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, tubing and is also well-known for whitewater rafting for its challenging rapids.

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The Epic 318 Curves in 11 Miles Drive

The Dragon is popular and internationally famous destination for motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts since 1981. Known as America’s number 1 motorcycle and sports car road, famous for its 318 curves in 11 miles (18 km). The road earned its name from its curves being said to resemble a dragon's tail. The stretch bears the street name "Tapoco Road" in North Carolina and "Calderwood Highway" in Tennessee and is signed entirely by US 129 (hidden SR 115).

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The Historic Fontana Dam

Fontana Dam is a hydroelectric facility located on the Little Tennessee River in Swain and Graham counties, near Robbinsville. The 480 feet (150 m) high dam is the highest dam east of the Rockies and at the time of its construction, it was the fourth tallest dam in the world. The dam is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which built the dam in the early 1940s to accommodate the skyrocketing electricity demands in the Tennessee Valley during World War II.

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A Drive Up in the Sky

One of the most visited tourist attraction near Robbinsville, NC by road enthusiasts, nature photographers or anybody who is just seeking for a relaxing ride and nature-inspired adventures. Cherohala Skyway is known for its spectacular scenic overlooks, beautiful mountain views, world class hiking trails and pristine waterfalls. It was also featured in Discovery Channel’s Top 10 Motorcycle Rides in North America.

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A Trail Hike Through A Magnificent Forest

“I think I shall never see, a poem as lovely as a tree.” This was the first line of the well-known poem “trees” written by the prolific writer/poet Alfred Joyce Kilmer. Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is part of the Nantahala National Forest, approximately 3,800 acre tract of publicly owned virgin forest in Graham County, NC, near Robbinsville as a living memorial to the writer/poet Joyce Kilmer. Veterans of the Foreign Wars asked the government to set aside a fitting stand of trees to serve as a living memorial to Joyce Kilmer, who was killed in action during World War I. Although Kilmer was both a soldier and a poet, he is most remembered for his poetry about common, beautiful things in nature

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Travel around Robbinsville

Aside from the nature–inspired things to do, there are also unique gift shops, galleries, farms, lodges and restaurants that can be enjoyed during your stay.

  • A day in the country is worth a month in the city

  • ~ Author Unknown

Things To Do in Robbinsville Area


Two-mile, figure-eight trail and has two loops: the 1-1/4 miles lower loop passes the Joyce Kilmer Memorial

Whitewater Rafting

Headwaters are in the Appalachian Mountains where it flows northwest near Robbinsville towards Tennessee

Sightseeing Cruise

National Scenic Byway and National Forest Scenic Byway that connects Tellico Plains, TN to Robbinsville

Joy Ride

America’s number 1 motorcycle and sports car road, famous for its 318 curves in 11 miles

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Notice: Effective April 4th, 2018 the Town of Robbinsville will no longer be collecting property taxes

These will be collected by Graham County at the Tax Collector’s Office at the courthouse. They will be using same collection procedures as they do for the county.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, for questions or concerns please feel free to call the Town Hall at (828) 479-3250

The Town of Robbinsville is now accepting Debit/Credit cards for payment of Water/Sewer bills and Tax bills

There will be a 3% service fee with each transaction. Will not be accepting any phone payments at this time.

Upcoming events

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28 APR 2018 (SATURDAY, 8:30 am - 12 pm)


Registration: 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Fish: 9 am - 11 am
Lunch: 11 am - 12 pm

WHO: Graham County Kids ages 2 to 14 (with an adult, young children fish in tanks)
WHAT: Youth fishing, hotdogs and more
WHERE: Near Stanley Ball Field by the Creek
WHY: Fun, fishing, t-shirts for kids, and Prize fish ($100 grand prize)
How: Youth may sign-up the morning of the event. Youth must have a parent/guardian to sign a waiver. An adult must accompany the child while fishing. Bring your pole and bait! A few extra poles and corn will be available.

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1 JUN 2018 - 31 AUG 2018 (FRIDAYS, 8 pm - 10:30 pm)


WHERE: Courthouse Square Robbinsville NC

June 1st - Carolina Bluegrass Boys
June 8th - Steve Jordan Band
June 15th - Fontana Ramblers
June 29th - Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express
July 13th - South 129
July 20th - Jones Boys
July 27th - Johnny Webb Band
August 3rd - Carolina Bluegrass Boys
August 10th - Jones Boys
August 17th - Steve Jordan Band
August 24th - Fontana Ramblers
August 31st - Johnny Webb Band

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6 JUL 2018 - 7 JUL 2018 (FRIDAY - SATURDAY)


Friday July 6th – 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Festival Opens
ALL vendors open
Hazzard Life will be here
5:00 pm Corn Hole Contest (adults)

5:00 pm - 6::30 pm Jones Boys
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Fontana Ramblers
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm Steve Jordan band

Saturday, July 7th – 9 am to 11:00 pm
9:00 am Lumberjack Competitions - Junior Lumberjack Contests
10:00 am Veterans Ceremony / food and crafts Vendors Open
11:00 am - 6:00 pm Kids’ Contests
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Motorcycle Show
5:00 pm Corn Hole Contest (adults)
6:00 pm Greased Pig Contest (Ages 2-14)
10:00 pm Fireworks

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Southern Rush
4:45 pm - 6:15 pm Chris Orr & Piney Grove
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Carolina Bluegrass Boys
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Johnny Webb Band
10:00 pm - 10:30 pm FIREWORKS
10:30 pm - 11:30 pm Johnny Webb Band

Free KIDS GAMES & EVENTS – Saturday
11:00 am Little Miss Liberty
2:00 pm Egg/Spoon
2:30 pm Limbo
3:00 pm Hula Hoop
3:30 pm Watermelon Eating
6:00 pm Greased Pig

BRIAN JOHNSON 828-735-0010


Contact us

Write to us:

Town of Robbinsville would like to hear from you.

4 Court Street

Robbinsville, NC 28771

Phone: (828) 479-3250

Mon - Fri, 8:00-4:30 pm

Fax: (828) 479-9272