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Near Burnsville in Yancey County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Elisha Mitchell

 

1793 ~ 1857

 
Elisha Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
circa November 2003
1. Elisha Mitchell Marker
Inscription.
Scientist and professor. Died in attempt to prove this mountain highest in eastern U. S. Grave is at the summit, 285 yds. S.

 
Erected 1988 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number N-38.)
 
Location. 35° 45.981′ N, 82° 15.926′ W. Marker is near Burnsville, North Carolina, in Yancey County. Marker is on State Highway 128. Click for map. Following the Blue Ridge Parkway north from Asheville, North Carolina, follow directions to Mt. Mitchell State Park (Route 128) to top of mountain. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville NC 28714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rev. Elisha Mitchell, D.D. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrews Geyser (approx. 8.1 miles away); a different marker also named Andrews Geyser (approx. 9.4 miles away); Swannanoa Gap Engagement (approx. 10 miles away); Swannanoa Tunnel (approx. 10 miles away); Swannanoa Gap (approx. 10.1 miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. 10.1 miles away); Mount Mitchell Railroad (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is located at edge of
Elisha Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. L., circa November 2003
2. Elisha Mitchell Marker
parking area next to trail leading to observation tower and grave of Rev. Elisha Mitchell.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 812 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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