Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Eden, North Carolina

This is the location that we have laid my head for the last two nights... Budhi is up here doing his training for his next job in his career, and being that the store is closed for the Easter Holiday I have come to join him for three nights.  Beautiful country side and I would say great outdoors community.
Eden, North Carolina is about one hour due north of Greensboro and only a few miles south of the border between North Carolina and Virginia. Eden is close to a number of recreation areas--including Hanging Rock State Park, where hikers will find rock precipices, waterfalls, and thick forests. RV campers will find several parks within a 30-minute drive of Eden.
Local camping can be fount at:

Dan River Campground

Dan River Campground is 20 minutes southwest of Eden. This campground offers 51 RV sites, some of which come with full hookups. The campground also provides tent campers with primitive, shaded sites with tent pads. Some RV sites are pull-through, and most have 20-, 30- or 50-amp service. Mayo River State Park is 20 minutes north; hikers can walk along the Mayo River, which afford views of wildlife and fish.

Dan River Campground
724 Webster Rd.
Stoneville, NC 27048
(336) 427-8530

Indian Heritage RV Park

Indian Heritage RV Park is located in Martinsville, about 20 minutes from downtown Eden. This park offers RV campers 30- and 50-amp service, paved lots, free wireless Internet, full hookups, and some riverfront lots. This park is also open year round. Indian Heritage RV Park is located about 15 minutes from Fairy Stone State Park, where hikers will find the Little Mountain Trail System, a nine-mile network of trails.

Indian Heritage RV Park
184 Tensbury Dr.
Martinsville, VA 24112
(276) 340-8524


Eden is located at 36°30′23″N 79°44′42″W / 36.50639°N 79.74500°W (36.506434, -79.745092). The Smith and the Dan River have their confluence on the south side of Eden. The Dan River flows along Eden's southern border while the Smith River flows from the north bisecting the city on its route to meet the Dan River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.2 square miles (39 km), of which, 15.0 square miles (39 km) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km) of it (1.12%) is water.


Eden was a 70,000-acre (280 km) estate owned by William Byrd II, a planter of Virginia and North Carolina. The estate was originally called "The Land of Eden".
During the last years of his life, William Byrd II dreamed of bringing large numbers of Swiss Protestants to the "Land of Eden", which eventually included over 100,000 acres (400 km) in Virginia. He envisioned an industrious, self-sufficient colony that would thrive on the abundance of the frontier. Byrd's dream was not to be realized. After years of negotiations, at least one boatload of Swiss did sail for "The Land of Eden" from Europe, but it was shipwrecked in a December gale off the coast of Virginia, and none of the few survivors are believed to have reached Eden. Byrd died August 26, 1744, as the "Land of Eden" began to be surrounded by the settlement of Scotch-Irish, whom Byrd had compared to the "Goths and Vandals."
On the third weekend of September; Eden hosts The River Fest each year to celebrate Eden's history.


Miller Brewing Company runs a brewery in Eden. It employs nearly seven hundred people, producing nine million barrels annually.

Again, May your travels be on the wings of GOD's Angels!


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