About Mills River, North Carolina

Mills River is a town located in Henderson County, North Carolina (USA). It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.It lies in the northwestern part of the county, covering roughly 22 square miles (57 km2), and located near Etowah and Fletcher. It is home to approximately 7,000 people, and it was incorporated into a city in 2003, mostly thanks to the efforts of fireman Roger Snyder, who is now the mayor.Mills River is the second largest town in Henderson County, and it is home to one river, the Mills River (South fork and North fork), and four schools, Mills River Elementary, Glenn C. Marlow Elementary, Rugby Middle School, and West Henderson High School.Mills River is among the oldest communities in Henderson County with its first landholder receiving a deed from the State of North Carolina in 1787. It was once a thriving agricultural community, often called the ?fertile crescent?.

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