West Jefferson, North Carolina, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwestern region of the state has long been known as the "Lost Province" because of its rugged terrain, majestic mountains and quiet peaceful retreats. Seemingly a world apart but just minutes away, West Jefferson NC is 45 miles west of Interstate-77 and 25 minutes north of Boone.

At an elevation of 3,200 feet, surrounded by Fraser Fir and pine forests, our climate offers relief from the hot summers, with temperatures ranging from the high 70's to the low 80's; and winters are surprisingly mild, in the mid 40's to 50 degrees.

We may be best known for our arts district which is located in the middle of a beautiful historic downtown. It is the site of 15 murals that create a walking tour through the hometown of West Jefferson. The murals are designed and painted by of local artists and others in the state reflecting the area’s history and unique mountain character.

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