Enka Village in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
which marched against
the Cherokee in Nov.,
1776. A fort which he
built stood near here.
His home was 200 yds. E.
Erected 1960 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number P-54.)
Location. 35° 32.796′ N, 82° 38.025′ W. Marker is in Enka Village, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is on Sand Hill Road (Route 3412), on the left when traveling south. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home Place of Capt. Wm. Moore ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sulphur Springs ( approx. 1.9 miles away); Rutherford Trace ( approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Rutherford Trace ( approx. 2 miles away); Olive Tilford Dargan ( approx. 3 miles away); "End of Car Line" ( approx. 3.2 miles away); Dr. L.B. McBrayer ( approx. 3.4 miles away); French Broad River ( approx. 4.1 miles away).
More about this marker. House is not visible from the roadway
Regarding William Moore. William
Moore wrote a detailed account of an expedition of mounted troops that he led through the region. In his account, Moore described destruction of Indian towns and villages plus the brutal murder and mutilation of natives who were fleeing his men. Moore was at odds with his men over the care of Indian prisoners. Upon threat of mutiny, Moore was reluctantly obliged to sell some of their prisoners into slavery and divide the bounty among his men.
Moore returned to western North Carolina after Rutherford’s expedition and settled on land along 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
Also see . . . The Rutherford Expedition- the North Carolina Office of Archives and History. ...Cherokees demanded the withdrawal of settlers from the western settlements within twenty days and made plans for an attack. ... (Submitted on July 5, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Wars, US Indian •
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