Fairview in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Established in 1834 to
serve travelers crossing
Hickory Nut Gap. In
continuous service until
1909. House stands 300
Erected 1970 by State Department Of Archives and History. (Marker Number P-60.)
Location. 35° 29.65′ N, 82° 21.878′ W. Marker is in Fairview, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is on Charlotte Highway (U.S. 74) near Ager Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairview NC 28730, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. William J. Palmer (within shouting distance of this marker); Chimney Rock (approx. 6.7 miles away); Barbara T. Meliski Park (approx. 7.7 miles away); Warren Wilson College (approx. 7.9 miles away); Hickory Nut Gorge (approx. 8 miles away); Black Mountain College (approx. 8.3 miles away); Geodesic Domes (approx. 8˝ miles away); Zebulon Baird Vance (approx. 8.6 miles away).
Regarding Sherrill's Inn. Early settlers in North Carolina’s mountains were hardy men and women and, as they carved a place for themselves in the countryside, they developed
Sherrill sold the inn in 1866 to Thomas J. Lee who re-named the tavern “Cold Spring.” Lee experienced financial distress as a result of the toll the Civil War took on the people and economy of North Carolina and Tennessee and the inn fell back into Sherrill’s hands in 1874. Sherrill’s visitation fell once the railroad reached Asheville in 1880. Sherrill grew apples which he sold to travelers and used to ferment into cider available to his visitors. Over its long history, the inn served the rich and famous as well
1. National Register of Historic Places:
Sherrill's Inn ** (added 1975 - - #75001244)
♦ Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: No Style Listed
♦ Area of Significance: Transportation, Architecture, Commerce
♦ Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
♦ Historic Sub-function: Hotel
— Submitted July 8, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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