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

Moccasin War

Legends & Lore

 
 
Moccasin War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 5, 2020
1. Moccasin War Marker
Inscription.  Moonshiners from Georgia laid siege to Highlands near here in 1885 to free arrested men. War ended peacefully with a threat and a prayer.
 
Erected 2019 by North Carolina Folklife Institute & William C. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 49.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation Legends & Lore Series series list.
 
Location. 35° 3.152′ N, 83° 11.817′ W. Marker is in Highlands, North Carolina, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (County Highway 1603) and North 4th Street (U.S. 64), in the median on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Highlands NC 28741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Harbison (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel T. Kelsey (about 500 feet away); André Michaux (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elizabeth Wright Prince House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Lapham
Moccasin War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 5, 2020
2. Moccasin War Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); De Soto (approx. ¼ mile away); Wade Hampton (approx. 6.9 miles away); Zachary-Tolbert House (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highlands.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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