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Peak Creek in Ashe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ore Knob Mine

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 9, 2017
1. Ore Knob Mine Marker
Inscription. Copper mine operated intermittently, 1850s to 1962. Site of Ore Knob, boom mining town, incorporated 1875. Shafts 1 mile north.
 
Erected 2016 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number M-28.)
 
Location. 36° 23.587′ N, 81° 19.632′ W. Marker is in Peak Creek, North Carolina, in Ashe County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 88 and Little Peak Creek Road (Local Road 1595) on State Highway 88. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jefferson NC 28640, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert L. Doughton (approx. 3.8 miles away); Asa Gray (approx. 8.1 miles away); Robert Lee Doughton (approx. 8.8 miles away); North Carolina / Virginia (approx. 14.8 miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. 14.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Ore Knob Copper Mine. 2006 article by Stewart Lillard in NCpedia.org. “ [John Mason] Lillard managed the original opening of the Ore Knob Copper Mine in 1855, when "four shafts were sunk on the property to depths of 90, 40, 30 and 40 feet and enough ore that assayed 19 percent copper was mined to make a profit of
Ore Knob Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 9, 2017
2. Ore Knob Mine Marker
$9,400." But the distance of 63 miles over ‘poor mountain roads’ to the nearest railroad prevented the mine from being profitable, and it was closed in 1856.” (Submitted on June 23, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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