Morganton, North Carolina

Since I spend a great deal of my time in Morganton decided to explore more, and do a blog. It is a classic southern town with a weekly Farmer’s Market and alluring charm.

Currently, their court house is under renovation and an outdoor stage on the grounds is being constructed.

They also have a large auditorium, CoMMA, which has indoor concerts, touring Broadway musicals, and the like.

Etta Baker

This Piedmont Blues Guitarist has her statute on the grounds of the CoMMA Auditorium. She is a Morganton native and played the blues for 90 years. A recipient of numerous awards, she and her husband raised 9 children who are carrying on her legacy. Go Etta, a true Steel Magnolia.

A large mall with Walmart, Dollar Tree, Belk, and many restaurants is a mile from downtown, however, many small shops and restaurants remain downtown..

And you can’t miss the brewery in the middle of town. While not a beer drinker this appears to be a popular spot with outside tables and an inside bar as well. Their beer is made on the premises.

The factory where the brew is made.

And where the beer is consumed.

And leaving Morganton is the Greenway, where folks can picnic next to the Catawba River, walk paths, bike, play volley ball, and if you are a swimmer visit the aquatic center across from the Park with an Olympic sized pool.

Come visit, and enjoy the North Carolina hospitality..

Map of Morganton

https://www.downtownmorganton.com/