If you are interested in more information about the heritage and stories of Maggie Valley, please use the following list of books, audio recordings, videos and documentaries to learn more about our community.

Read about beloved Maggie Valley resident and historian, Ernestine Upchurch here.  Ernestine assisted with the compilation of these historical references.

Maggie of Maggie Valley
Mountain Fever
Cherokee Indian Reservation
Images of North Carolina Ski Resorts
The Genesis of Lincoln
Reflections of Cataloochee Valley
Me and My Likker
History of Ghost Town
Images of Haywood County NC
Mountain Echoes
Annals of Haywood County NC
The View From Tom's Stand
Maggie Valley Historic Homes and Pioneers
Strike & Stay Plotthound Story
Appalachian Folkways
Our community gets its name from Maggie Mae Setzer. Her father, John "Jack" Sidney Setzer founded the area's first post office and it was named after one of his daughters. Each summer, Setzer descendants come from all over the country for a large family reunion in the historic valley.