Near Spruce Pine in Mitchell County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Spruce Pine Mining District
Erected 2004 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number N-45.)
Location. 35° 51.196′ N, 82° 3.038′ W. Marker is near Spruce Pine, North Carolina, in Mitchell County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 226 and Blue Ridge Parkway, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 226. Touch for map. The marker is the base of the access ramp to the Parkway at Gillespie Gap. Marker is at or near this postal address: 79 Parkway Maintenance Road, Spruce Pine NC 28777, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gillespie Gap (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cathey's Fort (approx. 4 miles away); Penland School (approx. 7.4 miles away); Pleasant Gardens (approx. 10.3 miles away); Carson House (approx. 11.2 miles away); a different marker also named Carson House (approx. 11.2 miles away); Roy Williams (approx. 11.7 miles away); Daniel Kanipe (approx. 12.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. North Carolina Mineral Museum - Spruce Pine NC (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. The Spruce Pine Mining District. A Brief Review of the History, Geology and Modern Uses of the Minerals Mined in the Spruce Pine Mining District (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.