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Bakersville in Mitchell County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Asa Gray

 
 
Asa Gray Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2015
1. Asa Gray Marker
Inscription.  American botanist and Harvard professor. In July, 1841, investigated flora of this region. He visited Roan Mountain, 12 miles north.
 
Erected 1949 by Archives, Conservation, and Highway Departments. (Marker Number N-19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1841.
 
Location. 36° 0.924′ N, 82° 9.51′ W. Marker is in Bakersville, North Carolina, in Mitchell County. Marker is at the intersection of Crimson Laurel Way (State Highway 226) and North Mitchell Avenue (State Highway 1211), on the left when traveling south on Crimson Laurel Way. Marker is located next to the Mitchell County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bakersville NC 28705, 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 Mitchell County's Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); André Michaux (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Penland School
Asa Gray Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2015
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(approx. 5.4 miles away); Yellow Mountain Road (approx. 8.7 miles away); Overmountain Men (approx. 9.6 miles away); Yancey County War Memorial (approx. 10.4 miles away); Honoring Yancey County’s Confederate Dead (approx. 10.4 miles away); Otway Burns Monument (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Asa Gray image. Click for full size.
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3. Asa Gray
This image of Asa Gray appeared in his obituary in the Maysville Kentucky Evening Bulletin on February 1,1888.
Gray's Lily image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2015
4. Gray's Lily
Gray's Lily was discovered by, and named after, Asa Gray. This photo was taken alongside the Appalachian Trail on Roan Mountain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3. submitted on June 30, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on June 24, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 11, 2022