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

The Old Indian Fort

 
 
The Old Indian Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 10, 2010
1. The Old Indian Fort Marker
Inscription.  
This marks the site of
The Old Fort
Built A.D. 1756
The western outpost
of the United States
and
of North Carolina
until 1776
from which this town was
named

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1756.
 
Location. 35° 37.742′ N, 82° 10.88′ 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 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. Frontier 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 (approx. 5.2 miles away); Stoneman's Raid
The Old Indian Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 10, 2010
2. The Old Indian Fort Marker
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(approx. 5½ miles away); Mount Mitchell Railroad (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Fort.
 
The Old Indian Fort image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 10, 2010
3. The Old Indian Fort
This plaque marks this site as being on the Appalachian Indian Road.
The Old Indian Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 10, 2010
4. The Old Indian Fort Marker
The Old Indian Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 10, 2010
5. The Old Indian Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 15, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 23, 2022