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

Carson House

 
 
Carson House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 19, 2014
1. Carson House Marker
Inscription.  
Served 1843-1845 as the seat of McDowell County government. Home of Col. John Carson and his sons, Jonathan L., Samuel P., William, & Joseph McD. Now a historical museum.
 
Erected 1965 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number N-35.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1843.
 
Location. 35° 41.513′ N, 82° 3.504′ W. Marker is in Marion, North Carolina, in McDowell County. Marker is on U.S. 70, 0.2 miles east of Lake Tahoma Road (North Carolina Highway 80), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1805 US 70W, Marion NC 28752, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Carson House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pleasant Gardens (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lone Beech (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church
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(approx. 2.6 miles away); Roy Williams (approx. 2.7 miles away); M/Sgt. Shufford Cline Rowe (approx. 2.8 miles away); McDowell County War Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); McDowell County Courthouse (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Carson House. (Submitted on September 25, 2014.)
 
Historic Carson House 1793 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 19, 2014
2. Historic Carson House 1793
Carson House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 19, 2014
3. Carson House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2024. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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