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

Hell Hole

Find yourself a place to stay

 
 
Hell Hole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
1. Hell Hole Marker
Inscription. Dr. Schenck told new arrivals to the forestry school “find yourself a place to stay.” Many did so in the cabins left by settlers after Vanderbilt purchased their land. Students gave their cabins playful names such as “Gnat Hollow” and “Rest for the Wicked” or “Hell Hole” as this cabin was known.

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Dr. Schenk's students could often be heard singing on their way to and from classes. Words to a favorite song were adapted to their mustached German schoolmaster.

“Who is the man on a horse named Punch/ Riding along at the head of the bunch/ Giving no time to eat our lunch? 'Tis the man who looks like the Kaiser.”
 
Location. 35° 21.102′ N, 82° 46.834′ 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. Wash Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Commissary (within shouting distance of this marker); Ranger's Dwelling (within shouting distance of this marker); Draw Road
Hell Hole marker in front of cabin image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
2. Hell Hole marker in front of cabin
(within shouting distance of this marker); Schenck's Office (within shouting distance of this marker in North carolina); Blacksmith (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rock House Creek Lodge (about 300 feet away); Biltmore Forest School (about 500 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 July 5, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. September 1898 -- Biltmore Forest School. UNC Libraries (Submitted on July 5, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. EducationHorticulture & Forestry
 
Hell Hole Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Henry Myers III, October 18, 2013
3. Hell Hole Marker
Hell Hole interior image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
4. Hell Hole interior
Hell Hole interior image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
5. Hell Hole interior
Hell Hole interior image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
6. Hell Hole interior
Hell Hole image. Click for full size.
By William Henry Myers III, October 18, 2013
7. Hell Hole
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3. submitted on December 9, 2013, by William Henry Myers III of Seneca, South Carolina.   4, 5, 6. submitted on June 30, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   7. 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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