You Can Own the Hunger Games’ District 12!

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Henry River Mill Village, N.C., which was used as the impoverished Appalachian coal-mining town of District 12 in the film The Hunger Games, is on the market for $1.4M.

According to the Associated Press, since the smash-hit movie’s release the town has been slammed with Capitol-style stargazers arriving in droves to see the live, in-the-flesh-structures that served as, say, Katniss Everdeen’s family’s shack and the Mellark family’s bakery.

The movie, which opened this weekend as a box office smash, is based on a best-selling book about a post-apocalyptic world where teenagers compete to the death in fighting games.

Although the mill burned down in 1977, the 20-plus remaining buildings, including the company store, make the village look like a ghost town.

Amazingly, the 83-year-old current owner of Henry River Mill Village lives across the river and hasn’t actually read the books. But he has put the whole place — 72 acres — up for sale for $1.4 million.

Additional Links:

Now You Can Own the Hunger Games’ District 12 For $1.4M (Curbed.com)

North Carolina gets ready for ‘Hunger Games’ fans (Associated Press via CNBC)

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