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Laurel Springs in Alleghany County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Homestead

 

— Blue Ridge Parkway —

 
Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 24, 2020
1. Homestead Marker
Inscription.  You are looking into Basin Creek Cove. The log cabin 1500 feet below was the home of Martin and Janie Caudill and their 14 children. Martin's father, Harrison, who fathered 22 children, lived about a mile down the creek in the community of Basin Cove. The nearest settlement was 8 miles distant, reachable half by foot trail and half by road.

In 1916 a natural disaster brought tragedy to the Basin Cove community. Rain began falling one morning and continued through the night, by which time "whole half-acres just started sliding with timber 'til they hit the hollow.” The storm left three persons dead and many homes destroyed. The Basin Cove community never recovered.

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Martin Caudill's turn-of-the-century cabin, one of the few houses the storm left standing.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureDisastersSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 0′ N, 81° 
Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 24, 2020
2. Homestead Marker
10.509′ W. Marker is in Laurel Springs, North Carolina, in Alleghany County. Marker is on Blue Ridge Parkway 7 miles east of State Highway 18, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel Springs NC 28644, 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. Confederate Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away); Picket's Charge (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Bell (approx. 5.4 miles away); Alexander County Veterans Memorial - World Wars I & II (approx. 5.4 miles away); Alexander County Veterans Memorial Bell Tower (approx. 5.4 miles away); Alexander County Veterans Memorial - Korea & Viet Nam (approx. 5.4 miles away); Hiddenite (approx. 7.8 miles away); Brantley York (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Blue Ridge Parkway NC, VA. National Park Service (Submitted on December 8, 2020.) 
 
Wildcat Rock Overlook image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 24, 2020
3. Wildcat Rock Overlook
Martin and Janie Caudill Cabin image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 24, 2020
4. Martin and Janie Caudill Cabin
Blue Ridge Parkway Enterance Sign image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 24, 2020
5. Blue Ridge Parkway Enterance Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 8, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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