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

Silas McDowell

1795-1879

 
 
Silas McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2014
1. Silas McDowell Marker
Inscription. Botanical and historical writer; horticulturist. Originated concept of a temperate "thermal belt." Home stood 1/5 mi. W.
 
Erected 1990 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number Q 50.)
 
Location. 35° 8.535′ N, 83° 17.645′ W. Marker is in Franklin, North Carolina, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of Highlands Road (U.S. 64) and Peaceful Cove Road, on the right when traveling west on Highlands Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin NC 28734, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nikwasi Mound (approx. 5.4 miles away); Nikwasi (approx. 5.4 miles away); Macon County Confederate Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Battle of Echoe (approx. 5.6 miles away); Thomas's Legion (approx. 5.7 miles away); Dixie Hall (approx. 5.7 miles away); De Soto (approx. 8.1 miles away); André Michaux (approx. 8.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Silas McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2014
2. Silas McDowell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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