Near Waynesville in Haywood County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gen. Griffith Rutherford
against the Cherokee,
Sept, 1776, passed here,
through Balsam Gap.
Erected 1954 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number P-42.)
Location. 35° 26.429′ N, 83° 4.378′ W. Marker is near Waynesville, North Carolina, in Haywood County. Marker is on Great Smokey Mountain Expressway (U.S. 74), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesville NC 28786, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Browning Knob (approx. 4 miles away); Plott Hound (approx. 4.3 miles away); Felix Walker (approx. 5.1 miles away); Waynesville Engagement (approx. 5.2 miles away); Thomas's Resting Place (approx. 5½ miles away); Martin's Surrender (approx. 5.6 miles away); Museum Of N.C. Handicrafts (approx. 5.8 miles away); Battle House (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesville.
Also see . . .
1. Biography of General Griffith Rutherford. ...extracted from Sketches Of Western North Carolina, Historical And Biographical Rowan County, North Carolina (Submitted on October 1, 2008.)
2. Map of Rutherford's Trace, 1776. (Submitted on October 1, 2008.)
3. Rutherford Trace. Michael Beadle's "Rutherford Trace," originally published in The Smoky Mountain News, during the week of August 23, 2006. (Submitted on October 1, 2008.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Notable Events • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 855 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.