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Near Lake Lure in Rutherford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ayr

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 10, 2010
1. AYR Marker
Inscription. In 1879 Frank Reynolds and his family from Ayr, Scotland settled on waters of Cove Creek branch of Buffalo Creek. Here a small town grew up around a tannery operated by Reynolds and his sons, notably Thomas. On June 1, 1880 a post office named Ayr was opened, served first by postmaster Thomas Edgerton, second by Jane Reynolds, wife of the founder. After the industry and town declined the post office was discontinued. The old tan yard was located below this sign.
 
Erected by Rutherford County 225th Anniversary Committee.
 
Location. 35° 27.003′ N, 82° 8.659′ W. Marker is near Lake Lure, North Carolina, in Rutherford County. Marker is on State Highway 108. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Lure NC 28746, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Potts Fort (approx. 3.5 miles away); Hickory Nut Gorge (approx. 5.5 miles away); Barbara T. Meliski Park (approx. 5.8 miles away); Chimney Rock (approx. 6.8 miles away); Gilbert Town (approx. 11.2 miles away); Bechtler's Mint (approx. 11.8 miles away); Joshua Forman (approx. 11.8 miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
AYR Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 10, 2010
2. AYR Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 572 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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