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Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Apple House

 
 
Apple House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
1. Apple House Marker
Inscription. For the mountain family, apples were a staple-eaten raw and used to make cider, vinegar, apple sauce, apple butter, and pies. Storing them was important, as evidenced by this substantial apple house. Summer apples were stored on the upper floor; hardier winter apples were put in ground-floor bins. Earth and thick stone walls provided insulation from cold and heat.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 35° 30.762′ N, 83° 18.304′ W. Marker is in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker is on Route 441 half a mile north of Blue Ridge Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cherokee NC 28719, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Meathouse ( a few steps from this marker); Mountain Farm Museum ( within shouting distance of this marker); Corn Cribs ( within shouting distance of this marker); Sorghum Mill and Furnace ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blacksmith Shop ( about 300 feet away); Civilian Conservation Corps ( about 500 feet away); Mingus Mill ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Place of the Poplar Boundary Tree ( approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
 
More about this marker.
Apple House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2012
2. Apple House Marker
This Marker is on the Mountain Farm museum
 
Regarding Apple House. Photo
This apple house was originally in Little Cattaloochee, North Carolina.The farm produced apples for commercial use-hence this structure's large size. It was built into a hillside, which put the upper door on the back at ground level.
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
Inside The Apple House image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
3. Inside The Apple House
Marker at the Mountain Farm Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2012
4. Marker at the Mountain Farm Museum
The marker is seen here in front of the Apple House.
Apple House image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
5. Apple House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 824 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   2. submitted on August 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   4. submitted on August 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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