Message from the Mayor

Larry_Harris_headshotDear Black Mountain Residents, Business Owners and Visitors,

On behalf of the Board of Aldermen and the employees of the Town of Black Mountain I want to welcome you to the Town of Black Mountain.   Regardless of the occasion for your visit please enjoy the beauty of God’s creation and the hospitality of the people who live and work here in Black Mountain.

Black Mountain is situated at the foot of the Craggy and Black Mountain ranges both of which contain some of the highest peaks east of the Mississippi River.   Mount Mitchell, which is part of the Black Mountain range, is the highest mountain peak east of the Mississippi at 6,684 feet and is approximately a one-hour drive from the Town of Black Mountain.   

Black Mountain is a town with a rich heritage from our surrounding conference centers and summer camps that have brought people from many states and lands to these mountain coves for Christian community and summer recreation for decades.   The summer camps and conference centers are still an essential part of our community life. However, we are also a destination for those looking for a fine dining experience or who want to explore our unique craft beer offerings. Many others come to shop for crafts, books and furniture at our regionally known shops and stores.  

Of course, you may be visiting Black Mountain because you are looking for a great place to live.   We are a diverse town with approximately 8,500 citizens.  Many are young families that have decided to raise their families in Black Mountain and many have decided that Black Mountain is the perfect place to retire. Many of us are planning on doing both!

Welcome and please make yourself at home in Black Mountain on the “front porch of Western North Carolina”.    

Larry B Harris

Mayor – Town of Black Mountain