Todd is an unincorporated community on split by Watauga and Ashe Counties in the High Country of North Carolina. In the early 20th Century the town center, adjacent to the South Fork of the New River, was a bustling with the boom of the lumber industry and the arrival of the Virginia Creeper Railroad. By the 1940s, however, the mountains were bare of trees, and the Great Depression and a large flood swept through the town, leaving little of what existed during this time. (For more on the history of Todd, click here.)

If you visit today, you’ll find many of the old buildings still standing; there is a post office, River Girl Fishing Co., the Todd Mercantile, the Todd General Store, a couple of churches, Elkland Art Center, several parks, and a small handful of organic farmers scattered throughout the hillsides.

One of the best ways to know what’s going on in Todd is to check out News Crumbs from the Todd Mercantile. Helen and the folks at the Mercantile do a wonderful job of keeping us up-to-date on what’s happening in our community.

Blackburn Community Outreach is committed to being a place in Todd, for Todd. We are always looking for opportunities to partner with organizations, churches or small businesses to serve our community. Please contact us if you have new ideas for partnerships or are interested in partnering with the current activities in which the House is involved.



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