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Burnsville in Yancey County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Otway Burns Monument

 
 
Otway Burns Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2014
1. Otway Burns Monument Marker
Inscription.
Otway Burns,
born in Onslow County
N.C. 1775.
Died at Portsmouth
N.C. 1850.
Sailor-Soldier-
Statesmen.

North Carolina's foremost son
in the War of 1812-15.

For him, this town is named.

He guarded well our seas,
let our mountains honor him.

 
Location. 35° 55.032′ N, 82° 17.982′ W. Marker is in Burnsville, North Carolina, in Yancey County. Marker is at the intersection of Town Square and West Main Street, on the left when traveling east on Town Square. Click for map. The marker is located in center of the Burnsville Town Square. Marker is in this post office area: Burnsville NC 28714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burnsville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Asa Gray (approx. 10.4 miles away); Andre Michaux (approx. 10.4 miles away); Honoring Mitchell County's Confederate Dead (approx. 10.4 miles away); Elisha Mitchell (approx. 10.6 miles away); Rev. Elisha Mitchell, D.D. (approx. 10.7 miles away); Penland School (approx. 11 miles away); North Carolina / Tennessee (approx. 11.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burnsville.
 
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Otway Burns Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2014
2. Otway Burns Monument
Otway Burns Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2014
3. Otway Burns Monument
On March 6, 1834, John "Yellow-Jacket John" Bailey conveyed 100 acres, including this square to commissioners appointed by the North Carolina General Assembly to establish a town site for Yancey County.
Otway Burns Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2014
4. Otway Burns Monument
Mural on the side of a building in Burnsville image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2014
5. Mural on the side of a building in Burnsville
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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