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Flood of 1916

 
 
Flood of 1916 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
1. Flood of 1916 Marker
Inscription.  Devastated western N.C. and western Piedmont; destroyed homes, crops, mills, bridges. Four lives lost, July 16, near main gate of Biltmore Estate.
 
Erected 2015 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number P-95.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is July 16, 1916.
 
Location. 35° 34.141′ N, 82° 32.65′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Swannanoa River Road (State Highway 81) and Biltmore Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Swannanoa River Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Biltmore House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The County of Buncombe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rutherford Trace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Newton Academy (approx. half a mile away); Smith-McDowell House (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Genevieve ~ Of ~ The ~ Pines (approx. 0.7 miles away);
Flood of 1916 Marker (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
2. Flood of 1916 Marker (facing west)
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Asheville Normal School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Private George Avery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
 
Also see . . .  NC Markers page. (Submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Flood of 1916 Marker (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
3. Flood of 1916 Marker (facing east)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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