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Brevard in Transylvania County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ranger's Dwelling

A home away from home

 
 
Ranger's Dwelling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
1. Ranger's Dwelling Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1882, by Hiram King this large, two-story home was purchased by George W. Vanderbilt to house his rangers. Ranger George Gillespie and his family boarded eight forestry students in the rooms upstairs. For two meals each day, Mrs. Gillespie fed the students along with her family. Part of the garden near the house became a seedling nursery for school projects.
 
Location. 35° 21.121′ N, 82° 46.817′ W. Marker is in Brevard, North Carolina, in Transylvania County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 276 0.4 miles south of Yellow Gap Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pisgah Forest NC 28768, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commissary (a few steps from this marker); Hell Hole (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith (within shouting distance of this marker); Schenck's Office (within shouting distance of this marker in North carolina); Wash Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock House Creek Lodge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Draw Road (about 300 feet away); Biltmore Forest School (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Brevard.
 
Also see . . .  Cradle of Forestry National Forest Historic Site
Ranger's Dwelling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
2. Ranger's Dwelling Marker
. The Birthplace of Forest Conservation in America (Submitted on June 27, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Ranger's Dwelling interior image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
3. Ranger's Dwelling interior
Ranger's Dwelling interior image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
4. Ranger's Dwelling interior
Ranger's Dwelling image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
5. Ranger's Dwelling
Ranger's Dwelling Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Henry Myers III, October 18, 2013
6. Ranger's Dwelling Marker
Ranger's Dwelling Outhouse image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
7. Ranger's Dwelling Outhouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by William Henry Myers III of Seneca, South Carolina.   7. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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