What Makes West Jefferson Special?
While other small towns have grown into cities or simply faded away, West Jefferson has remained the small town that is quintessential Americana. Our town is nestled within the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of northwest North Carolina. Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, West Jefferson not only presents beautiful landscape and cool mountain breezes, but also gives visitors a sense of history as well as a mix of modern culture. Simply stroll about our town and discover what is so special about West Jefferson.
Long celebrated for the arts, West Jefferson is known for its arts district featuring an array of interesting murals, distinctive public art and numerous galleries. In addition to art galleries, West Jefferson offers a bustling downtown district featuring an eclectic selection of boutiques, exceptional eateries, antique shops, coffee and wine shops and even a craft beer brewery.
Some of our largest town attractions include Ashe County Cheese and St. Mary’s Church of the Frescoes.