Crossnore is named after its original settler, George Crossnore and the town of Crossnore is home to Crossnore School & Children’s Home. In 1911, Drs. E. H. and Mary Martin Sloop established the school and today many of the buildings on the campus are part of the National Historic Society. The famous Ben Long fresco “Suffer the Little Children,” is available to visit in E.H. Sloop Chapel and the income raised from Crossnore Weavers, Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery, Miracle Grounds Coffee Shop and the Blair Fraley Sales Store benefit the school. In the 1960’s, when it became apparent that a Christmas Tree industry could do well in altitudes over 3500 feet local farmers turned cabbage fields into Fraser fir fields. The Corpening State Forestry Training Facility and McGill Nursery were established in Crossnore to teach and do research on growing healthy Christmas trees. Crossnore is also known for a fun July 4th parade and fireworks.