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Bakersville in Mitchell County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Asa Gray

 
 
Asa Gray Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2015
1. Asa Gray Marker
Inscription. American botanist and Harvard professor. In July, 1841, investigated flora of this region. He visited Roan Mountain, 12 miles north.
 
Erected 1949 by Archives, Conservation, and Highway Departments. (Marker Number N 19.)
 
Location. 36° 0.924′ N, 82° 9.51′ W. Marker is in Bakersville, North Carolina, in Mitchell County. Marker is at the intersection of Crimson Laurel Way (State Highway 226) and North Mitchell Avenue (State Highway 1211), on the left when traveling south on Crimson Laurel Way. Touch for map. Marker is located next to the Mitchell County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Bakersville NC 28705, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honoring Mitchell County's Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Andre Michaux (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Penland School (approx. 5.4 miles away); Yellow Mountain Road (approx. 8.7 miles away); Overmountain Men (approx. 9.6 miles away); Otway Burns Monument (approx. 10.4 miles away); Burnsville (approx. 10.5 miles away); Spruce Pine Mining District (approx. 12.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersville.
 
Related markers.
Asa Gray Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2015
2. Asa Gray Marker
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Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Asa Gray image. Click for full size.
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3. Asa Gray
This image of Asa Gray appeared in his obituary in the Maysville Kentucky Evening Bulletin on February 1,1888.
Gray's Lily image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2015
4. Gray's Lily
Gray's Lily was discovered by, and named after, Asa Gray. This photo was taken alongside the Appalachian Trail on Roan Mountain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3. submitted on June 30, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on June 24, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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