Video: The Unbelievable True Story of NC’s Grandfather Mountain

NC native Hugh Morton inherited Grandfather Mountain in 1952. And before his family sold it to the state in 2008, Morton preserved it for generations to come. (Photo via Grandfather Mountain)

By Staff Reports

October 24, 2023

The story of Grandfather Mountain, one of NC’s most iconic landscapes, is as remarkable as the mountain itself.

Did you know this 5,946-foot landmark was inherited by a North Carolinian named Hugh Morton? 

That’s right. At one point, one of NC’s most iconic landscapes was inherited and owned by a single man.

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Morton, a photographer and conservationist, turned the mountain into a nationally-known destination and his family sold it to the state after his passing in 2006.

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