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Highlands in Macon County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Samuel T. Kelsey

 
 
Samuel T. Kelsey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 19, 2009
1. Samuel T. Kelsey Marker
Inscription.
In Honor of
Samuel T. Kelsey
who planned and founded
the Town of
Highlands
in the year
1875
A True Pioneer in the Wilderness

 
Erected 1929 by The Highlands Improvement Society.
 
Location. 35° 3.093′ N, 83° 11.742′ W. Marker is in Highlands, North Carolina, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of South 5th Street (State Highway 1689) and Church Street on South 5th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Highlands NC 28741, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Harbison (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); André Michaux (approx. ¼ mile away); De Soto (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wade Hampton (approx. 6.9 miles away); Zachary-Tolbert House (approx. 7.1 miles away); Walhalla State Fish Hatchery (approx. 8.4 miles away in South Carolina); Silas McDowell (approx. 8.4 miles away); William R. Geddings Fish Culture House (approx. 8.4 miles away in South Carolina). Click for a list of all markers in Highlands.
 
Additional comments.
1. Samuel T. Kelsey
In 1875 Samuel Kelsey,
Samuel T. Kelsey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 19, 2009
2. Samuel T. Kelsey Marker
one of the founding fathers of Highlands, purchased land on a mountain plateau in western North Carolina and began to develop a mountain retreat for all those who would come to enjoy....A part of his original vision has now been developed into Old Highlands Park, a 15 unit condominium project a block off Main Street in downtown Highlands. Mr. Kelsey purchased the property from William Dobson, one of the original pioneers in western North Carolina. Dobson’s father had originally acquired the land through a federal land grant for 10 cents an acre in 1844 and William, his son, sold to Kelsey 31 years later for $2.00 an acre.
    — Submitted July 20, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Notable PersonsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Time Capsule near the Samuel T. Kelsey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 19, 2009
3. Time Capsule near the Samuel T. Kelsey Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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