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Bryson City in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Horace Kephart

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
1. Horace Kephart Marker
Inscription. Author of "Our Southern Highlanders" (1913) and other works, naturalist, librarian. Grave 3/10 mi S.W. Mt. Kephart, 30 mi. N., is named for him.
 
Erected 1951 by Archives Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number Q-41.)
 
Location. 35° 25.561′ N, 83° 26.876′ W. Marker is in Bryson City, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker is on Spring Street (U.S. 19). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bryson City NC 28713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ellen Black Winston (within shouting distance of this marker); Deep Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tsali (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Dead of Swain County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yonaguska (approx. 2.4 miles away); Kituwah (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cherokee Indian Reservation / (Leaving) Cherokee Reservation (approx. 5.1 miles away); Horace Kephart's Last Permanent Camp (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bryson City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Horace Kephart: Revealing an Enigma. . . presented by Hunter Library Special Collections and the Mountain Heritage Center. (Submitted on October 20, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
2. Horace Kephart Marker
 

2. Kephart brought fame to “Back of Beyond”. An article by Mark Barrett, originally published October 20, 2008 in the Asheville Citizen-Times.

"Scholars still debate the degree to which mountaineers fit Kephart’s description of a people “marked apart from all other folks by dialect, by customs, by character, by self-conscious isolation,” but “Our Southern Highlanders” is still a primary point of departure for many academic and popular works on the Smokies and the southern Appalachians.

Kephart, an early advocate of a national park in the area, died in a 1931 auto accident outside Bryson City. Hundreds attended his funeral and a boulder marks his grave in Bryson City today." (Submitted on October 20, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
3. Bryson City Cemetery
Cemetery where his grave is.
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
4. Bryson City Cemetery
Marker is located on street below. "To the left"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture of the boulder marker at Kephart's gravesite. • Can you help?
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