Near Blowing Rock in Watauga County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park Carriage Roads and Trails
Moses Cone, whose hobbies included road-building and cultivating apple trees, constructed 25 miles of carriage roads and planted prize winning apple orchards with over 75 varieties of apples on this estate.
Today the carriage roads are part of the Cone Park trail system. Please help maintain these historic carriage roads by staying on the trails.
Erected by National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway series list.
Location. 36° 8.949′ N, 81° 41.547′ W. Marker is near Blowing Rock, North Carolina, in Watauga County. Marker can be reached from Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 294). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blowing Rock NC 28605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 A Prosperous Mountain Family (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Carriage Roads (approx. 0.6 miles away); L.M. Tate Show Grounds (approx. 0.9 miles away); American Legion Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rainey Service Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); Chetola (approx. 1.3 miles away); R.S. Reinhardt Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); Miller/Robbins House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blowing Rock.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,065 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 28, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 10. submitted on October 13, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.