Blowing Rock in Watauga County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park Carriage Roads and Trails
Moses Cone, whose hobbies included road-building and cultivating apple trees, constructed 25 miles of carriage roads and planted prize winning apple orchards with over 75 varieties of apples on this estate.
Today the carriage roads are part of the Cone Park trail system. Please help maintain these historic carriage roads by staying on the trails.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 8.458′ N, 81° 41.215′ W. Marker is in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, in Watauga County. Marker is on Bass Lake Drive 0.2 miles north of Blowing Rock Highway (U.S. 221), on the right when traveling north. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Carriage Roads (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Prosperous Mountain Family (approx. 0.7 In Memory Of Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. ¾ mile away); Daniel Boone Trail Marker (approx. ¾ mile away); Watauga Hotel Cottage (approx. ¾ mile away); Elliott Daingerfield (approx. 1½ miles away); The Blowing Rock (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blowing Rock.
More about this marker. There is an identical marker at Cone "Flat Top" Manor (at the top of the hill, if you're hiking).
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 13, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.