Rome Lyda

Rome_LydaRome was a pioneer farmer in the community and played a major role in the development of the apple industry in Henderson County. He was an active member of and served on the Board of Directors for the Western North Carolina Apple Growers Cooperative and the Blue Ridge Apple Growers Association. In addition, he held active membership in the Edneyville Grange #1051, where he was honored for 50 years of membership.

The late Rome Lyda, or “Dada” as many called him, was featured in this October 2004 issue of Bold Life magazine in an article titled “Apple Town,” about the community we know as Edneyville.