Blowing Rock in Watauga County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Blowing Rock Historical Society & Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
Erected by Blowing Rock Historical Society • Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 36° 7.953′ N, 81° 40.705′ W. Marker is in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, in Watauga County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Business U.S. 321) and Laurel Lane, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1084 Main St, Blowing Rock NC 28605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Watauga Hotel Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Boone Trail Marker Stoneman's Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayview Manor Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Appalachian Ski Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Sonny's Grill (within shouting distance of this marker); Blowing Rock's History (within shouting distance of this marker); Tweetsie Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blowing Rock.
Regarding Martin House. Excerpt from Village Tapestry: The History of Blowing Rock by Barry M. Buxton (Appalachian State University, 1989):
H.C. Martin was mayor in 1891, and prominent in Village affairs for forty years thereafter. After operating a general store for several years, he sold the store to H.P. Holshouser in 1895 and moved back to Lenoir. His interest in Blowing Rock continued, however, due to the fact that he and his family owned the Martin House and since he was elected President of the Caldwell &. Watauga Turnpike Company in 1896 and 1898. In the early 1900s Martin owned and
Also see . . . The Martin House. Wesley Moore of Bishopville, S.C., built the house as a private residence in 1870, making it the second oldest buildings in Blowing Rock. (Christopher McCloud and Margaret Handley, Clio: Your Guide to History, posted May 16, 2021) (Submitted on November 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.