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Near Blowing Rock in Watauga County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Carriage Roads

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park Carriage Roads and Trails

 
 
Carriage Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
1. Carriage Roads Marker
Inscription. Flat Top Manor, once the home of textile magnate Moses H. Cone and his family, presides over the former Cone Estate—3,600 acres of forests, meadows and rolling farmlands.

Moses Cone, whose hobbies included road-building and cultivating apple trees, constructed 25 miles of carriage roads and planted prize winning apple orchards with over 75 varieties of apples on this estate.

Today the carriage roads are part of the Cone Park trail system. Please help maintain these historic carriage roads by staying on the trails.
 
Erected by National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway marker series.
 
Location. 36° 8.949′ N, 81° 41.547′ W. Marker is near Blowing Rock, North Carolina, in Watauga County. Marker can be reached from Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 294). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blowing Rock NC 28605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Carriage Roads (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. 1.4 miles away); Daniel Boone Trail Marker
Carriage Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
2. Carriage Roads Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Elliott Daingerfield (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Stoneman's Raid (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Blowing Rock (approx. 2.8 miles away); Appalachian State University (approx. 4.5 miles away); a different marker also named Stoneman's Raid (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blowing Rock.
 
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The Cone Home image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
3. The Cone Home
The View from the steps of the Cone House image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
4. The View from the steps of the Cone House
The Cone Home image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
5. The Cone Home
The Cone Home image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
6. The Cone Home
The Cone Home image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
7. The Cone Home
The Cone Home image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
8. The Cone Home
The Cone Home image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
9. The Cone Home
Carriage Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, August 8, 2013
10. Carriage Roads Marker
This marker is at Cone "Flat Top" Manor. There is an identical marker at Bass Lake.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 893 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   10. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016.
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