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Near Grassy Creek in McDowell County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Apple Tree

 
 
Apple Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 5, 2019
1. Apple Tree Marker
Inscription.  Apple butter, apple cider, applesauce, apple pie! There were few home grown products more useful to the mountain farmer than apples. Cuttings from favorite trees were often taken from place to place when the family moved or children left home. Today old apple trees often indicate the location of a beloved but abandoned mountain homestead.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway marker series.
 
Location. 35° 52.695′ N, 81° 59.423′ W. Marker is near Grassy Creek, North Carolina, in McDowell County. Marker is on Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 325.9), 1 miles east of Altapass Highway, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located at the Blue Ridge Parkway's Heffner Gap Overlook. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spruce Pine NC 28777, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Mountain Parkway (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Loops (approx. 2 miles away); Gillespie Gap
Apple Tree Marker  <i>wide view south<br>(Blue Ridge Parkway in background)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 5, 2019
2. Apple Tree Marker wide view south
(Blue Ridge Parkway in background)
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Spruce Pine Mining District (approx. 3.8 miles away); "The Blackwater Men Had Come Over the Mountain" (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cathey's Fort (approx. 6 miles away); Penland School (approx. 8.2 miles away); Crossnore School (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
Heffner Gap Overlook Sign (<i>located near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 5, 2019
3. Heffner Gap Overlook Sign (located near marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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