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Old Fort in McDowell County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Frontier Fort

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 10, 2010
1. Frontier Fort Marker
Inscription.  Early outpost against Indians. Used by Gen. Rutherford in expedition against Cherokee, Sept.,1776. Stood nearby and gave name to this town.
 
Erected 1956 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number N 31.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 35° 37.742′ N, 82° 10.879′ W. Marker is in Old Fort, North Carolina, in McDowell County. Marker is at the intersection of Catawba Avenue and North Railroad Street on Catawba Avenue. Marker is located just south of West Main Street (US Highway 70). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Fort NC 28762, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Indian Fort (here, next to this marker); Andrews Geyser (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Andrews Geyser (approx. 3.7 miles away); Swannanoa Tunnel (approx. 5.1 miles away); Swannanoa Gap Engagement (approx. 5.1 miles away); Swannanoa Gap
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 10, 2010
2. Frontier Fort Marker
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(approx. 5.2 miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. 5˝ miles away); Mount Mitchell Railroad (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Fort.
 
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Courtesy of Elizabeth Winter, October 4, 2014
3. Frontier Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 715 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3. submitted on November 18, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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