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Burnsville in Yancey County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Otway Burns Monument

 
 
Otway Burns Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2014
1. Otway Burns Monument Marker
Inscription.  
Otway Burns,
born in Onslow County
N.C. 1775.
Died at Portsmouth
N.C. 1850.
Sailor-Soldier-
Statesmen.

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 memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812.
 
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. Honoring Yancey County’s Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Yancey County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Burnsville (about 500
Otway Burns Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2014
2. Otway Burns Monument
feet away, measured in a direct line); Asa Gray (approx. 10.4 miles away); Andre 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.
 
Otway Burns Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2014
3. Otway Burns Monument
On March 6, 1834, John "Yellow-Jacket John" Bailey conveyed 100 acres, including this square to commissioners appointed by the North Carolina General Assembly to establish a town site for Yancey County.
Otway Burns Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2014
4. Otway Burns Monument
Mural on the side of a building in Burnsville image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2014
5. Mural on the side of a building 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 275 times since then and 6 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.
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