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Valdese in Burke County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Waldenses

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
1. Waldenses Marker
Inscription. A religious body dating from the middle ages. The town of Valdese was founded by members of this group in 1893.
 
Erected 1973 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number N 2.)
 
Location. 35° 44.59′ N, 81° 33.741′ W. Marker is in Valdese, North Carolina, in Burke County. Marker is on Main St E (State Highway 70). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valdese NC 28690, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Waldensian Colony (a few steps from this marker); Valdese Centennial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Valdese Foundation Heritage Millennium Clock Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rutherford College (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Rutherford College (approx. 2.2 miles away); Camp Vance (approx. 4.7 miles away); Boughton Hospital (was approx. 6.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Sam J. Ervin, Jr. (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valdese.
 
Also see . . .  Who were the Waldenses?. Background information on the Waldenses group. (Submitted on July 5, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Waldenses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
2. Waldenses Marker
 
 
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Village Park Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
3. Village Park Dedication Plaque
The establishment of this park, depicting the passage of the Waldenses from their beloved villages in the Alps of Italy to their new village in Valdese, was made possible by the generosity of these major sponsors. We are grateful for their vision.
Blue Ridge HealthCare Chip and Tammy Black Duke Energy Foundation Historic Valdese Foundation Phyllis G. and Emile M. Jacumin, Jr. Le Phare Des Aples Harold and Patricia Mitchell Myra's, Inc. Edward and Frances Pascal Pilot Club of Valdese Rock School Arts Foundation, Inc. Rostan Family Foundation Saft America, Inc. Sara Lee Bakery Group Senior Girl Scout Troop #255 Table Rock Springwater Co. Andy and Connie Thompson Town of Valdese Triangle Contractors Waldensian Heritage Winery West Consultants, PLLC
July 4, 2004
This park and mural is dedicated to the people of our village past, present, and future.
Village Park Mural image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
4. Village Park Mural
About one third of a mile away from this marker, the Valdese village community established Village Park, including this mural depicting the passage of the Waldenses from their beloved villages in the Alps of Italy to their new village in Valdese, NC.
Village Park Mural Directory image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
5. Village Park Mural Directory
1. Waldensian Valleys in the Cottian Alps (Italian Alps)
2. Chanforan Monument
3. Ghigo Prali
4. Barbi College
5. S&R Train #11
6. Waldensian Home-Dalmas
7. Waldensian Heritage Winery
8. Community Oven
9. Tron House
10. North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains
11. Waldensian Presbyterian Church
12. Waldensian Museum
13. Valdese Train Station
14. Waldensian Bakery 1915
15. Old Rock School
16. Meytre's Grist Mill
17. McGailliard Falls
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,549 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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