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Enka Village in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Home Place of Capt. Wm. Moore

 
 
Home Place of Capt. Wm. Moore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 19, 2012
1. Home Place of Capt. Wm. Moore Marker
Inscription.
Here on land granted him in 1787.
He erected the first house of white
settlers west of the Blue Ridge.
Capt. Moore and his troops camped near
here when on the Rutherford Expedition
against the Cherokee in 1776.

Erected by Unaka Chapter
Daughters of American Colonists.

 
Location. 35° 32.839′ N, 82° 38.008′ W. Marker is in Enka Village, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is on Sand Hill Road (State Highway 3412), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28806, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Moore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sulphur Springs (approx. 1.8 miles away); Rutherford Trace (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Rutherford Trace (approx. 2 miles away); Olive Tilford Dargan (approx. 2.9 miles away); "End of Car Line" (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dr. L.B. McBrayer (approx. 3.4 miles away); French Broad River (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Home Place of Capt. Wm. Moore. Moore returned to western North Carolina after Rutherford’s expedition and settled on land along
Home Place of Capt. Wm. Moore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 19, 2012
2. Home Place of Capt. Wm. Moore Marker
Hominy Creek. Moore and second wife, Margaret Patton, raised his six children from his first marriage to Ann Cathey as well as their six children. Moore served during the Revolution and then returned to Buncombe to serve in municipal and civic roles the remainder of his life. It is said that Moore first constructed a block fort on his property near Hominy Creek for protection from Native Americans.(North Carolina Dept. of Cultural Resources)
 
Also see . . .  From a brochure published by the North Carolina Office of Archives and History. The Rutherford Expedition (Submitted on June 16, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Home Place
structure not seen thru the trees, from the roadway
    — Submitted June 16, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
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Home Place of Capt. Wm. Moore Marker along northbound Sand Hill Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 19, 2012
3. Home Place of Capt. Wm. Moore Marker along northbound Sand Hill Road
Home Place of Capt. Wm. Moore Marker, seen looking south image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 19, 2012
4. Home Place of Capt. Wm. Moore Marker, seen looking south
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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