Sylva writer’s historic cabin purchased by county

In a tiny cabin on a sliver of property adjacent to the Jackson County Historic Courthouse, Sylva author John Parris spent years putting pen to paper, writing the newspaper columns and books celebrating life in the mountains that would ensure his long-lasting legacy in the hearts of Jackson County’s people.

Now, the county is poised to close on its purchase of the cabin and the 0.14 acres on which it and Parris’ old house sit.

(Smoky Mountain News, 3/9/2016)

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