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