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

Draw Road

A link with the outside world

 
 
Draw Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
1. Draw Road Marker
Inscription. In the days before Vanderbilt bought this land, families drove the cattle, pigs, geese and turkeys they raised in these mountains along this road to the market in Greenville and Charleston, SC. The main link with the outside world, this road came up the Davidson River to the present site of the fish hatchery and then, followed creeks or “draws” around the west side of Looking Glass Rock, passing near the commissary it wound its way to Wagon Road Gap, where the Blue Ridge Parkway is today.

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Good wagon roads were key to Dr. Schenck's plan for managing Vanderbilt's forest. By 1905 he reported having built 80 miles of road worth $40,350.
 
Location. 35° 21.07′ N, 82° 46.844′ 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, on the right when traveling south. 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); Hell Hole (within shouting distance of this marker); Commissary (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ranger's Dwelling
Part of the old Draw Road image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 18, 2011
2. Part of the old Draw Road
(about 300 feet away); Schenck's Office (about 400 feet away in North carolina); Blacksmith (about 500 feet away); Rock House Creek Lodge (about 500 feet away); Forestry School (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brevard.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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