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Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Crossroads

 
 
Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
1. Crossroads Marker
Inscription.  Native American trails guided settlers to this site, where in 1793 the Buncombe County Court placed the first courthouse, prison, and stocks. With the opening of the Buncombe Turnpike in 1827, this public square became a crossroads for stagecoach travelers and a gathering place for drovers who herded cattle, hogs, and turkeys to market farther south.

Placed by the Pless Family
 
Erected by Asheville Urban Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1793.
 
Location. 35° 35.7′ N, 82° 33.096′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection of North Pack Square (Alternate U.S. 74) and Broadway (U.S. 25), on the left when traveling east on North Pack Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zebulon Baird Vance (a few steps from this marker); The Early Years In Asheville's Historic Central Square
Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
2. Crossroads Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Walk Into History (within shouting distance of this marker); George Masa (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument Corner (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Past and Promise (about 300 feet away); Stepping Out (about 300 feet away); Brick Artisan (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
 
Also see . . .  Asheville Urban Trail info. (Submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
3. Crossroads Marker
Pack Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
4. Pack Square
View from opposite side of the square from the Crossroads Marker.
Pack Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
5. Pack Square
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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Sep. 27, 2022