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Brevard in Transylvania County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rock House Creek Lodge

A Black Forest Lodge

 
 
Rock House Creek Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
1. Rock House Creek Lodge Marker
Inscription.  To the “mountaineers”, or people who lived around the Pisgah Forest, these lands were theirs to log, pasture, hunt and moonshine as they had for years. In an effort to convince them otherwise, Schenck installed rangers in lodges at fourteen strategic locations throughout the forest and paid them $50 a month to protect the forest from “thievery”.

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Dr. Schenck had these distinctive lodges, often referred to as Black Forest Lodges, built imitating the architecture used in the Black Forest of Germany. Local men, Judson Meece, Ulysses Reeves, Webb Orr, and John Watts, built the lodges with chestnut beams and tulip poplar siding. Similar post and beam construction can be seen at the Single Men's Building in Old Salem, NC.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 35° 21.144′ N, 82° 46.873′ W. Marker is in Brevard, North Carolina, in Transylvania County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 276, 0.4 miles south of Yellow Gap Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pisgah Forest NC 28768, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schenck's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith (within shouting distance of this marker); Ranger's Dwelling (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hell Hole (about 300 feet away); Commissary (about 400 feet away); Wash Place (about 400 feet away); Draw Road (about 500 feet away); Biltmore Forest School (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brevard.
 
Rock House Creek Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
2. Rock House Creek Lodge Marker
Rock House Creek Lodge interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
3. Rock House Creek Lodge interior
Rock House Creek Lodge interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
4. Rock House Creek Lodge interior
Rock House Creek Lodge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
5. Rock House Creek Lodge
Rock House Creek Lodge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Henry Myers III, October 18, 2013
6. Rock House Creek Lodge
Rock House Creek Lodge interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Henry Myers III, October 18, 2013
7. Rock House Creek Lodge interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 26, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on December 9, 2013, by William Henry Myers III of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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