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Near Waynesville in Haywood County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

North Carolina Confederate Veterans Memorial Forest

 
 
North Carolina Confederate Veterans Memorial Forest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 30, 2010
1. North Carolina Confederate Veterans Memorial Forest Marker
Inscription. The United Daughters of the Confederacy in cooperation with the United States Forest Service planted this 125 acre forest as a living memorial to the 125,000 soldiers North Carolina provided the Confederacy. The 125,000 Red Spruce tree forest was planted over a three-year period, 1941-1943.

The Memorial Forest was dedicated August 11, 1956

Rededicated by United Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans August 11, 2001
 
Erected 2001 by United Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 35° 18.164′ N, 82° 54.298′ W. Marker is near Waynesville, North Carolina, in Haywood County. Marker is on Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 422.8), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canton NC 28716, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Devil's Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forest Decline (approx. 3.8 miles away); Highest Elevation on Blue Ridge Parkway
North Carolina Confederate Veterans Memorial Forest image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 30, 2010
2. North Carolina Confederate Veterans Memorial Forest
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Looking Glass Rock (approx. 4.5 miles away); a different marker also named Looking Glass Rock (approx. 7.2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 7.6 miles away); Forestry School (approx. 7.7 miles away); Draw Road (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Trees a Living Memorial to Confederate Veterans. An article from the Times-News (Henderson NC), published on August 10, 2001. (Submitted on December 6, 2013.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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