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Black Mountain in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Center of It All

 
 
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Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 7, 2021
1. The Center of It All Marker
Inscription.  Prior to the coming of the railroad, Black Mountain was known as Grey Eagle, and its development centered around the stagecoach route through the valley (now State Street).

Once the railroad established a station in 1880 at this location, the town's center shifted. And, when Black Mountain was officially chartered on March 4, 1893, the town's boundaries were set as extending one mile in all directions from the Black Mountain Depot.

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Local photographer Gertrude Sprague captured Black Mountain's first depot as it appeared from south of the tracks prior to 1900.
 
Erected by The Old Depot Association & Gallery, Black Mountain - Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund and Swannanoa Valley Museum & Library Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical date for this entry is March 4, 1893.
 
Location. 35° 36.936′ N, 82° 19.213′ W. Marker is in Black Mountain, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. It is in . Marker can be reached from the
The Center of It All Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 7, 2021
2. The Center of It All Marker
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intersection of Sutton Avenue and Cherry Street. Marker is outside the Old Depot Arts & Crafts Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 Sutton Ave, Black Mountain NC 28711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Up to Black Mountain (here, next to this marker); Slavery by Another Name (here, next to this marker); Comings and Goings (here, next to this marker); Separate, Not Equal (here, next to this marker); Hustle and Bustle (here, next to this marker); The Town of Black Mountain (here, next to this marker); George Winslow Whittington (a few steps from this marker); The Old Depot Association (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Black Mountain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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Jan. 28, 2023