Published on April 5th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria0
Hunger Games ‘District 12’ Location For Sale, Owner Says ‘Too Many Visitors’ Come By
The Hunger Games book series has gone majorly big time since it got on track to become a major motion picture, and the desolate, abandoned village that served as the post-apocalyptic sadscape from which heroine Katniss Everdeen hailed is now for sale for only a million bucks and change.
In the film, Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence (alongside Woody Harrelson’s Haymitch Abernathy and Josh Henderson’s Peeta Mallark) hail from the coal-mining District 12. District 12 is supposed to be set in Appalachia, but the scenes in the first moment of the film, during the Reaping and while Katniss flashes back to the childhood memories of Peeta before the Hunger Games were actually filmed in Henry River Mill Village in a rural part of North Carolina.
Henry River Mill Village was fully abandoned back in 1987, and 83-year-old owner Wade Shepard hopes to unload the 72-acre property now that people won’t stay the hell away after the Hunger Games clocked nearly $400 million in ticket sales. Shepard complains:
“I’m getting too many visitors… Day and night, they’re driving through, taking pictures, getting out and walking. I’m just bombarded with people.”
More than 20 turn of the century buildings remain in the abandoned town, and all of the land and the properties on which those Hunger Games scenes were filmed can be yours for just $1.4 million dollars.