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

Elisha Mitchell

— 1793 ~ 1857 —

Elisha Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
circa November 2003
1. Elisha Mitchell Marker
Inscription.  Scientist and professor. Died in attempt to prove this mountain highest in eastern U. S. Grave is at the summit, 285 yds. S.
Erected 1988 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number N-38.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducationScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list.
Location. 35° 45.981′ N, 82° 15.926′ W. Marker is near Burnsville, North Carolina, in Yancey County. Marker is on State Highway 128. Following the Blue Ridge Parkway north from Asheville, North Carolina, follow directions to Mt. Mitchell State Park (Route 128) to top of mountain. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville NC 28714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Carolina Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. Elisha Mitchell, D.D. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); The First U.S. Forest Service Tract (approx. 4.3 miles away); Andrews Geyser (approx. 8.1 miles away); Lake Susan (approx. 8.4 miles away); Boone Trail Highway (approx. 8˝ miles away); Montreat's Rich Heritage is a Place of Renewal (approx. 8˝ miles away); Beetles Bring Hope for Hemlock Survival (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnsville.
More about this marker. Marker is located at edge of parking area next to trail leading to observation tower and grave of Rev. Elisha Mitchell.
Elisha Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. L., circa November 2003
2. Elisha Mitchell Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,129 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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