Near Spruce Pine in Mitchell County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The only regiment intact in the Carolinas, East of King's Mountain at this time was the Marion Brigade. Famous in song and story. Commanded by General Francis Marion. In the war with the Cherokee Indians, in 1761, 30 men under the command of Marion were sent to dislodge the Indians in Etchoe Pass, so the main army could go through. 21 of the men under Marion were killed by the first fire of the Indians. Marion was unhurt. The heroism of the early patriots should never be forgotten. The conduct of Marion and his men in Etchoe
This highway leading to Marion is named in his honor Etchoe Pass.
It was the North Carolina and South Carolina and Tennessee troops—the 30th Division—in the World War that broke the Hindenburg Line.
Erected by North Carolina Historical Commmission.
Location. 35° 51.259′ N, 82° 3.074′ W. Marker is near Spruce Pine, North Carolina, in Mitchell County. Marker can be reached from Parkway Maintenance Road 0.1 miles west of State Highway 226, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is behind the Museum of North Carolina Minerals. Marker is at or near this postal address: 79 Parkway Maintenance Rd, Spruce Pine NC 28777, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spruce Pine Mining District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cathey's Fort (approx. 4 miles away); Penland School (approx. 7.3 miles away); Pleasant Gardens (approx. 10.3 miles away); Carson House (approx. 11.2 miles away); a different marker also named Carson House (approx. 11.3 miles away); Roy Williams (approx. 11.8 miles away); Daniel Kanipe (approx. 12½ miles away).
More about this marker. Gillespie Gap is nearby
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary • War, World I • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2017, by Frank Harder Sr. of Dumfries, Virginia. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2017, by Frank Harder Sr. of Dumfries, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.