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

Ashe County North Carolina Historical Markers

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By John Pence, July 28, 2016
North Carolina / Virginia Marker
North Carolina (Ashe County), Grassy Creek — M 15 — North Carolina / Virginia
(obverse) North Carolina Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c. 1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776 (reverse) Virginia First permanent English . . . — Map (db m95737) HM
North Carolina (Ashe County), Jefferson — M 20 — Asa Gray
American botanist and Harvard professor. In July 1841, investigated the region's flora. Headquarters was in house that stood 50 yds. N. — Map (db m95736) HM
North Carolina (Ashe County), Peak Creek — M-28 — Ore Knob Mine
Copper mine operated intermittently, 1850s to 1962. Site of Ore Knob, boom mining town, incorporated 1875. Shafts 1 mile north. — Map (db m104668) HM
North Carolina (Ashe County), West Jefferson — Mt. Jefferson
Mount Jefferson looms high over the town of Jefferson for which it is named. It was formerly called Negro Mountain because run-away slaves supposedly hid out there while fleeing north. The summit and slopes of the mountain now make up Mount . . . — Map (db m140555) HM

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