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Brevard in Transylvania County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Commissary

Hub of the community

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
1. Commissary Marker
Inscription. Each day before heading to the woods, Biltmore Forest School students stopped at the commissary for a quick lunch that might have included hoop cheese, pork and beans, or canned peaches. The open area around the store was a great place to play horseshoes, baseball or football while they waited for the mail to arrive with news from home.

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Travel routes intersected here from the towns of Brevard, Asheville, and Waynesville, making this yard between the commissary and ranger's dwelling the social center of the Pink Beds community.
 
Location. 35° 21.111′ N, 82° 46.81′ W. Marker is in Brevard, North Carolina, in Transylvania County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 276 0.4 miles south of Yellow Gap Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pisgah Forest NC 28768, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ranger's Dwelling (a few steps from this marker); Hell Hole (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith (within shouting distance of this marker); Wash Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Schenck's Office (within shouting distance of
Commissary image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
2. Commissary
this marker in North carolina); Draw Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rock House Creek Lodge (about 400 feet away); Biltmore Forest School (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brevard.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cradle of Forestry National Forest Historic Site. The Birthplace of Forest Conservation in America (Submitted on June 24, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. September 1898 -- Biltmore Forest School. UNC Libraries (Submitted on June 24, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
3. Commissary interior
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
4. Commissary interior
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By William Henry Myers III, October 18, 2013
5. Commissary
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By William Henry Myers III, October 18, 2013
6. Commissary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 19, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on December 9, 2013, by William Henry Myers III of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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