(HENRY RIVER MILL VILLAGE, N.C.) — Still hungry for The Hunger Games? If owning a “Katniss” Barbie doll isn’t enough to satisfy your love of the young adult book series and film, for $1.4 million you can own a town that served as a set for the box-office smash. The film was shot entirely in North Carolina, with the hometown of the three main characters — District 12 — filmed in Henry River Mill Village. With more and more fans visiting the place where District 12 was brought to life on the big screen, the owner of the village is now trying to find someone to take the property off his hands.
Wade Shepard, 83, is selling the 72-acre property, which has over 20 buildings. The mill burned down in 1977, but no matter to die-hard fans of the book by Suzanne Collins and the film, which has topped the box office for three straight weekends.
The village is reportedly about 70 miles east of Asheville, near the town of Hildebran.
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John Clyde, KSL.com
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