Mary King Mountain is a very large subdivision in the Martin’s Creek Community of Murphy North Carolina. Only minutes from town, it has a great location and is located in the prettiest country of Cherokee County.
It consists of two parts that are divided by Hedden Road. The North Side, or Side A as it is referred to by the county records, is large enough that it essentially connects Caney Creek Road and Hedden Road together by its major thorough through – Rockridge Road.
At it’s widest points, it is almost 6,500 by 4,600 feet large (one mile is 5,280 feet). It is shaped like an L as illustrated by the outline of the development below:
The thin black lines indicate land parcel boundaries, and the yellow boxes indicate roads, while the large red line shows the outline of Mary King Mountain and provides a good idea at just how vast it is in size.
The South Side, or side B, is quite vast as well. It is about 4,950 by 5,500 feet (again, 5,280 feet equals one full mile). It is illustrated below:
Mary King Mountain was originally developed by two main men in the 80’s – Daryl Horne and Burke West. The original parcel consisted of 988.28 acres. When Horne developed the property, he put in gravel roads that met DOT (Department of Transportation) requirements so they could eventually be taken over by the state. One issue with it, which was common at the time, is there were no road fees instituted when the property was originally divided. Campers were okay because many buyers wanted to bring their RV’s to stay for vacations, but it is restricted against mobile homes. There was no community water, so each individual property owner had to drill their own well. Foresight was given to electricity because the entire tract has a blanket easement for utilities. In other words, it means every property has the ability to obtain power even if there’s not currently lines to it. Certain sections have overhead power while others have underground power.
Since Mary King was originally developed, many of the larger parcels have been further subdivided. Since the parcels were larger, it was feasible for an investor to purchase the property, divide it, and sell it off in acre or so lots. Many of the later investors even instituted a road fee to maintain their section of the road, which assists in making sure the roads are smooth and not like a wash board. Rockridge Road, the main thorough through road, is very wide and well maintained. Even though it is currently a gravel road, it is in excellent shape and stays well maintained.
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