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Near Maggie Valley in Haywood County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Plott Balsam

 
 
Plott Balsam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2016
1. Plott Balsam Marker
Inscription.  Before you lies the massive Plott Balsam Range. On one of its eastern slopes Henry Plott, a German immigrant’s son, made his home in the early 1800’s. In this game-filled frontier, hunting dogs were a prized possesion. Here Henry Plott and his descendants developed the famous Plott Bear Hounds carefully selecting for the qualities of stamina, courage, and alertness the breed possesses today
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsHorticulture & ForestryNatural Resources.
 
Location. 35° 30.493′ N, 83° 10.472′ W. Marker is near Maggie Valley, North Carolina, in Haywood County. Marker is on Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 457.9), on the right when traveling east. Located at the Plott Balsam Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Blue Ridge Parkway, Maggie Valley NC 28751, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. An Ancient and Settled Landscape (approx. 0.8 miles away); Qualla Indian Reservation
Plott Balsam Overlook and Balsam Range in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2016
2. Plott Balsam Overlook and Balsam Range in background.
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Qualla Boundary (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Masonic Marker (approx. 1.9 miles away); Kirk's Raid (approx. 3.9 miles away); Browning Knob (approx. 4 miles away); Felix Walker (approx. 6 miles away); Echota Mission (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maggie Valley.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Plott Balsams. (Submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Plott Balsam Marker with Balsam Range in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2016
3. Plott Balsam Marker with Balsam Range in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 338 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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Jan. 19, 2021