Little Switzerland Celebrates Centennial

The Clarkson family at Little Switzerland, North Carolina.
The summer congregation at Little Switzerland, North Carolina, standing in front of Church of the Resurrection, sometime after 1939. At center, The Rev. Thomas S. Clarkson, who held services, and much of his family. Camp As You Like it, now Camp Laurel, girls on right.  In the photo are Clarksons of North Carolina, Pollards of Virginia and Halls of Florida. Francis Osborne Clarkson was lay-reader. PHOTO: GARLAND POLLARD COLLECTION

I just found out about the centennial of Little Switzerland, the mountain resort town in North Carolina that is celebrating its 100th anniversary this summer.

It was founded by my great-grandfather, Supreme Court Justice Heriot Clarkson, and fellow investors as a summertime resort.

I had this photo of the summer congregation of the Church of the Resurrection; it was around 1939 and the Rev. Thomas Clarkson was leading services.

For more information on the centennial, see