Brevard in Transylvania County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Beginning the Forester's Education
Biltmore students marked ax handles with calibrations based on simple geometry to estimate the board feet of lumber in a tree. As popularity increased, commercial Biltmore sticks became a standard still familiar to foresters today.
Location. 35° 21.063′ N, 82° 46.745′ W. Marker is in Brevard, North Carolina, in Transylvania County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 276 half a mile south of Yellow Gap Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pisgah Forest NC 28768, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Biltmore Forest School (a few steps from this marker); Moon Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Commissary (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Draw Road (about 500 feet Ranger's Dwelling (about 500 feet away); Hell Hole (about 500 feet away); Wash Place (about 500 feet away); Blacksmith (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brevard.
Also see . . . Cradle of Forestry National Forest Historic Site. The Birthplace of Forest Conservation in America (Submitted on June 27, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.