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Historic Courthouse Rejuvinated

Updated: Oct 5, 2018

The Grand Re-opening of the Historic Clay County Courthouse/Beal Center took place on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 11 am with an estimated crowd of over 300 in attendance. The dedication ceremony featured local speakers and singers and the Joint American Legion/VFW Color Guard. Following the service, attendees were able to tour this beautifully restored courthouse until 4 pm. The Historic Clay County Courthouse, located on the Square in downtown Hayesville, was built in 1888 by local craftsman Captain J. S. Anderson in the Italianate Vernacular style at the cost of $7800. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, and used for county business until 2007, the iconic structure was rejuvenated in 2018 to the simplicity and beauty of its early roots. The Historic Clay County Courthouse/Beal Center is now a unique event venue, once again the center of the charming, revitalized downtown Hayesville, North Carolina.  The new venue is perfect for weddings, family gatherings or celebrations of life, and is a memorable location for meetings, classes, gala dinners, trade expos and cultural events, as well as concerts, dances, community events and children's programs.   This renovated treasure features the restored former courtroom with a capacity of 150 people, a ground floor meeting room for smaller gatherings, a full catering kitchen and the only commercial elevator within the Hayesville town limits. For reservations, contact manager Kay Worden at (828) 360-2368 or bealcenterevents@icloud.com, or visit www.bealcenter.org for more details.