“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mills River in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Gun Shop & Forge

Gun Shop & Forge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sitton, June 21, 2011
1. Gun Shop & Forge Marker
Inscription. Iron works set up four mi. W. by Philip Sitton after 1804. Source for manufacture of rifles by Philip Gillespie. Both operated to 1860s.
Erected 1990 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number P 28.)
Location. 35° 23.463′ N, 82° 34.095′ W. Marker is in Mills River, North Carolina, in Henderson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Mills River Road (County Route 1338) and Boylston Highway (North Carolina Route 280), on the right when traveling east on South Mills River Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mills River NC 28759, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edgar W. ("Bill") Nye (approx. 4.7 miles away); Calvary Church Episcopal (approx. 5 miles away); Robert E. Lee (approx. 5 miles away); Edgar Wilson Nye (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Edgar Wilson Nye (approx. 5 miles away); Calvary Episopal Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 5.1 miles away); James Whitcomb Riley (approx. 5.1 miles away).
Also see . . .  Gun Shop & Forge Essay. North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, Department of Cultural Resources (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sitton of Potsdam, New York. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 58 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Michael Sitton of Potsdam, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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