Welcome to the Sapphire Valley Historical Society

Welcome to the Sapphire Valley Historical Society


Preserving our history...

sapphire valley history
sapphire valley history

Preserving our history...

Sapphire Valley History

1800's

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EARLY HISTORY

From the early 1800's until the mid-20th century, the Sapphire Valley area had a gold rush, moonshiners, and more...

tHE EARLY DAYS

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The Sapphire Country

Northern Industrialist discovery the area, build railroads and great Inns of the South!


Between  1918 -1954, the resort changes hands. [The Jennings Estate]

1954-1970

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 THE RESORT IS BORN

A retiring Georgia-Pacific executive after spending many years in Highlands, wanted to create a special resort for this friends...(known today as Sapphire Valley Resort and the Country Club of Sapphire Valley) 

1964 - 1970

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Army Rangers training, the building of Ski Sapphire Valley - this was a great period to be in Sapphire Valley.

1970 - 1990

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Large corporations like CertainTeed, Fairfield Communities, and Wyndham discover Sapphire Valley... 

Today

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A to Z: Antiques to Zip Lines, Sapphire Valley has it all - and the Resort keeps improving!