Burnsville in Yancey County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Otway Burns Monument
born in Onslow County
Died at Portsmouth
North Carolina's foremost son
in the War of 1812-15.
For him, this town is named.
He guarded well our seas,
let our mountains honor him.
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
Location. 35° 55.032′ N, 82° 17.982′ W. Marker is in Burnsville, North Carolina, in Yancey County. Memorial is at the intersection of Town Square and West Main Street, on the left when traveling east on Town Square. The marker is located in center of the Burnsville Town Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burnsville NC 28714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yancey County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Honoring Yancey County’s Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Burnsville (about 500 feet away, measured Asa Gray (approx. 10.4 miles away); André Michaux (approx. 10.4 miles away); Honoring Mitchell County's Confederate Dead (approx. 10.4 miles away); North Carolina Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni (approx. 10.6 miles away); Elisha Mitchell (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnsville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.