OTTO NC REAL ESTATE * Homes for sale in Otto
Tucked away in the Smokey Mountains of Western North Carolina, just 5 Miles south of Franklin is a tiny township in Macon County called Otto, NC. Otto is located 10 miles north of Clayton, Ga, and 5 miles south of Franklin NC.
Otto is a community located in Macon County at latitude 35.06 and longitude -83.388 (Otto Panoramio Photos). The elevation is 2,070 feet. Otto appears on the Prentiss U.S. Geological Survey Map. Macon Countyis in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). Franklin NC is surrounded by “townships” of which Otto is one. Otto is the only township surrounding Franklin NC that has it’s own Post Office and separate zip code! When you pronounce the word OTTO, you must enunciate BOTH “T’s” or you will be known as an “outsider”. I’ve lived in Otto, on Summit Road since 1993, and just love it. Summit Road is only 2 miles from the Georgia border where one can obtain gasoline on average of .25 cents cheaper per gallon than on the NC side! The best kept secret of the Georgia side is Matt Canzone’s Pizzeria in Dillard, Ga. make Canzone’s a “For Sure Stop”, there is no better pizza in the world! Living in Otto affords a person the best of both worlds as far as NC and GA are compared. From the South end of Otto, it’s a quick 10 mile ride to the North for Franklin festivities, and a 10 mile jaunt to the South to enjoy Clayton, Ga. and the charming southern hospitality it’s residents afford!
Otto NC, home to the Coweeta Hydrological Laboratory
Before the first white settlement in this area, the Cherokee Indian Nation inhabited the land. From 1848 to 1900, white settlers cultivated less than 200 acres of the basin, primarily along the main streams. Lumber companies purchased the Coweeta Valley in 1900, and subsequently the land was logged. In 1918, the Forest Service bought the tract and designated it part of the Nantahala National Forest in 1923. The site was set aside as the Coweeta Experimental Forest in 1934. Measurements of rainfall, streamflow, climate, and forest growth began almost immediately. The Civilian Conservation Corps built the original laboratory buildings, roads, climatic stations, and stream measurement devices. In 1948, the site was renamed Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, the only Forest Service outdoor site to carry the “Laboratory” title. For more information and history on this laboratory go here?
Otto NC is home to many happy residents who appreciate small town living and the rich history of the beautiful mountains of Western NC. The residents are friendly, helpful, and skilled in many different types of craft and hobbies. There are monthly community dinners at the community center adjacent to the Post Office, a volunteer fire department and all sorts of outdoor activities for your pure enjoyment. When traveling North on 441 towards Franklin, please be sure to stop in OTTO and say hello! We’d love to see you. And don’t forget, you have to enunciate both “T’s”! For an Eagle eye view of the Otto real estate market go here
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