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Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Apple House

 
 
Apple House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
1. Apple House Marker
Inscription.  For the mountain family, apples were a staple-eaten raw and used to make cider, vinegar, apple sauce, apple butter, and pies. Storing them was important, as evidenced by this substantial apple house. Summer apples were stored on the upper floor; hardier winter apples were put in ground-floor bins. Earth and thick stone walls provided insulation from cold and heat.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 35° 30.762′ N, 83° 18.304′ W. Marker is in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker is on Route 441, half a mile north of Blue Ridge Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cherokee NC 28719, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Meathouse (a few steps from this marker); Springhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Farm Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Corn Cribs (within shouting distance of this marker); Sorghum Mill and Furnace
Apple House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2012
2. Apple House Marker
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Broomcorn (about 300 feet away); Blacksmith Shop (about 300 feet away); Sorghum Cane (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
 
More about this marker. This Marker is on the Mountain Farm museum
 
Regarding Apple House. Photo
This apple house was originally in Little Cattaloochee, North Carolina.The farm produced apples for commercial use-hence this structure's large size. It was built into a hillside, which put the upper door on the back at ground level.
 
Marker at the Mountain Farm Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2012
3. Marker at the Mountain Farm Museum
The marker is seen here in front of the Apple House.
Apple House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, November 6, 2021
4. Apple House Marker
Apple House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
5. Apple House
Inside The Apple House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
6. Inside The Apple House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 954 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on January 17, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   5, 6. submitted on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 18, 2022