Blowing Rock in Watauga County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
On a raid across western N.C. Gen. A.C. Gillem led part of Stoneman's U.S. cavalry through this vicinity, March 28, 1865.
Erected 2012 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number N 10.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 28, 1865.
Location. 36° 7.968′ N, 81° 40.707′ W. Marker is in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, in Watauga County. Marker is on Main Street (Business U.S. 321) south of Sunset Drive, on the right when traveling south. Located in front of the Blowing Rock Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blowing Rock NC 28605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Boone Trail Marker (here, next to this marker); Watauga Hotel Cottage (here, next to this marker); In Memory Of Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice (within shouting distance of this marker); Carriage Roads (approx. ¾ mile away); Emily Prudden (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Carriage RoadsA Prosperous Mountain Family (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Blowing Rock (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blowing Rock.
More about this marker. The original N-10 marker was erected in Blowing Rock in 1940 to mark the 75th anniversary of Stoneman's Raid. It read, "Stoneman's Raid - On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman's U.S. Cavalry passed through Blowing Rock, March 28, 1865." The 1940 marker was removed by the state highway department during highway construction. A replacement marker cast in 2012 was erroneously erected 38 miles east of here in Roaring River, NC. Though the raiders did pass through both locations, the N-10 marker was recently relocated to Blowing Rock to conform to Stoneman's movements on March 28, 1865.
Also see . . . Marker finally finds its way home. The Stoneman Gazette (Submitted on November 18, 2015, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2015, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on June 20, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.