Monacan Indian Nation Growing

The Monacan complex is near the intersection of Rt. 29 & Dixie Airport Rd.

The Monacan Indian Nation, a federally recognized tribe, has purchased nearly 1300 acres on Laurel Cliff Rd. in Monroe for $5.5 million. Chief Kenneth Branham said the tribe is considering development ideas that may include a retirement community and a rehabilitation center for alcohol and drug addiction.

The October 2021 Groundbreaking for a new 13,000 sq. ft. health clinic.

The property currently has three houses, two of which are being rented out. One of the houses could eventually become a wedding venue with beautiful scenic views. The land will also provide a site for the Monacan’s powwow, a popular event in the spring that brings thousands of visitors to Amherst County. Previously, the tribe had rented land in Elon for the powwow.

Early in 2021 the tribe opened a new complex at 111 Highview Drive in Madison Heights (near the intersection of U.S. 29 and Dixie Airport Rd.) with offices, a meeting space, and a food bank that is open to all residents of Amherst County.

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