“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Alleghany County North Carolina Historical Markers

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By J. J. Prats, June 9, 2017
Fox Hunters Paradise Marker
North Carolina (Alleghany County), Hare — Fox Hunters Paradise
The knoll low on the ridge to the right boasts this celestial name. It is well known locally that hunters often sat about a night fire there while they followed the chase in the lowlands. They knew which hound held the lead by the . . . — Map (db m104662) HM
North Carolina (Alleghany County), Laurel Springs — M-34 — Robert L. Doughton1863–1954
Congressman, 1911–1953. Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee 1833–1947. 1949–1953. Home 2/10 miles southeast. — Map (db m104664) HM
North Carolina (Alleghany County), Laurel Springs — Robert Lee Doughton
Robert Lee Doughton, for whom Doughton Park is named, was born in Alleghany County, North Carolina, November 7, 1863. An original and leading advocate of the establishment and development of the Blue Ridge Parkway, he was a member of the United . . . — Map (db m91786) HM
North Carolina (Alleghany County), Sparta — M-37 — Rufus A. Doughton
Legislator, 14 terms. Lt. Governor, 1893-1897. Headed Revenue & Highway Commissions. Was UNC Trustee for 56 years. Office was 30 feet west. — Map (db m104663) HM
North Carolina (Alleghany County), Sparta — Tillers of the Land - Then and NowBlue Ridge Parkway
For thousands of years Native Americans cultivated the fertile valleys of the Blue Ridge region including North Carolina. Employing techniques such as “slash and burn” to clear small areas of forested land and fertilize the soil, the . . . — Map (db m123230) HM

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