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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
Carl Sandburg Barns
North Carolina (Henderson County), Flat Rock — A Home for Champions
Many visitors to this barn had little idea that a world-famous writer lived nearby, for they had come here to find out about raising dairy goats. Internationally known for breeding world-record milk producers, Mrs. Sandburg managed a herd of over . . . — Map (db m12463) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Flat Rock — P4 — C.G. Memminger
Secretary of the treasury of the Confederacy. from Charleston. Native of Germany. Summer home and grave nearby. — Map (db m12379) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Flat Rock — Connemara — Carl Sandburg Farm
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1955 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . — Map (db m12466) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Flat Rock — P 45 — Flat Rock
Landmark for Indians and white settlers of this area, lies nearby . Town of Flat Rock named for this natural formation. — Map (db m12382) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Flat Rock — P 52 — George A. Trenholm
Confederate Secretary of Treasury, 1864-65; S.C. legislator; cotton broker and financier. Summer home "Solitude" stands 1/2 mile east. — Map (db m12417) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Flat Rock — Glassy Mountain Trails
"We found that our land goes up... to the very top of Big Glassy Mountain---at least a mile of real climbing from the house. The timber seems endless....The hills will be white with dogwood blossoms in spring." Lilian Sandburg 1945 Glassy . . . — Map (db m12468) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Flat Rock — Outdoor Inspiration
"It is necessary now and then for a man to go away by himself and experience loneliness; to sit on a rock in the forest and to ask of himself, 'Who am I, and where have I been, and where am I going?" Carl Sandburg Throughout . . . — Map (db m12461) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Flat Rock — P 31 — St. John in the Wilderness
Episcopal Church, built 1833-34 as a private chapel. Given to Diocese of North Carolina, 1836. Enlarged in 1852. — Map (db m12381) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Albert Pike
In Memory of Albert Pike Arkansas Poet of the Confederacy Philosopher, Jurist, Philologist Ethnologist, Statesman Man of Letters Born in Boston Mass, 1809 Died in Washington D.C. 1891 The greater part of his life was passed . . . — Map (db m80982) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — P 1 — Calvary Church Episcopal
Built 1859. Grave of "Bill" Nye. Memorials to many famous Southerners. — Map (db m12885) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Calvary Episopal Church — Flether, N.C.
One of the oldest Churches in Western North Carolina Organized 1857 - Built 1859 Consecrated by the Rt. Rev. Thos. Atkinson Bishop of North Carolina August 21, 1859 During the Civil War this church was used as barracks by Confederate . . . — Map (db m12883) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Dan Emmett
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North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — P 6 — Edgar W. ("Bill") Nye
Journalist, Humorist, 1850-96. "Buck Shoals", his home, stands 3 1/2 miles west. Grave one mile north. — Map (db m12717) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Edgar Wilson Nye — Bill Nye
1850 - 1896 American Humorist I will turn their mourning into Joy and will Comfort them and make the rejoice from their sorrow.     Jeremiah 34:13Map (db m17797) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Edgar Wilson Nye
In Loving Memory Edgar Wilson Nye "Bill Nye" American Humorist and Friend Born in Shirley, Maine August 25, 1850 Died At "Buck Shoals" near this spot February 22, 1898 Admitted to the Bar 1876 He belonged to the Masonic Fraternity . . . — Map (db m17798) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Frances Fisher Tiernan — "Christian Reid"
In Loving Memory Frances Fisher Tiernan "Christian Reid" Novelist Born in Salisbury N.C. July 2, 1846 Died in Salisbury N.C. March 24, 1920 In 1876 she published her novel, "The Land of The Sky." For sometime she lived in Western . . . — Map (db m81016) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Francis Scott Key
In Memory of Francis Scott Key Born at "Terra Rubra", Near Frederick, Maryland August 1, 1779 Died in Baltimore, Maryland January 11, 1843 He wrote "The Star Spangled Banner" while being detained by the British admiral under a . . . — Map (db m81017) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — George Westfeldt
In Loving Memory George Westfeldt A member of Calvary Episcopal Church Fletcher, N.C. to whom Sidney Lanier a visitor here beloved poet of the South dedicated his last poem, "Sunrise," "Send him my sunrise, That he may know How . . . — Map (db m81018) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Herman Frank Arnold — Musician
Eilenburg Prussia Germany October 6, 1837 Memphis, Tennessee April 10, 1927 He orchestrated "Dixie" and played it for the first time at the inauguration of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, Montgomery, Alabama February 18, . . . — Map (db m81019) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — James Whitcomb Riley — "The Hoosier Poet"
In Loving Memory James Whitcomb Riley "The Hoosier Poet" Born in Greenfield Indiana October 7, 1853 Died in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 22, 1916 A friend of "Bill Nye" A visitor at "Buck Shoals" on the French Broad River near this . . . — Map (db m81020) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Jefferson Davis — President of the Confederate States of America
Soldier, Planter, Author, Statesman Born June 3, 1808 Fairview Kentucky Died December 6, 1889 New Orleans, Louisiana "He was a Statesman with clean hands and pure heart who served his people faithfully and well from budding manhood to . . . — Map (db m17800) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Joel Chandler Harris
Eatonton, Georgia December 9, 1848 Atlanta Georgia July 3, 1908 Creator of "Uncle Remus" — Map (db m81021) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — John Fox, Jr. — 1863-1919
Author of "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come" "The Trail of The Lonesome Pine" and other stories of Virginia and Kentucky He was the interpreter of "The Heart of The Hills" and endeared to thousands of readers by the charm and truth of his . . . — Map (db m81022) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Matthew Fontaine Maury
Born Spotsylvania County, VA. January 24, 1806 Died Lexington, VA February 1, 1873 "Pathfinder of the Seas" — Map (db m81023) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Orren Randolph Smith
In Loving Memory Orren Randolph Smith who on February 12, 1861, designed, "The Stars and Bars" the first official flag of the Confederacy adopted by the Confederate States Congress, Montgomery, Alabama, March 4, 1861 Warren . . . — Map (db m81024) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Robert E. Lee — Dixie Highway
In loving memory of Robert E. Lee and to mark the route of the Dixie Highway “The shaft memorial and highway straight attest his worth — he cometh to his own.”                               — . . . — Map (db m13108) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Robert Loveman — Poet
In Loving Memory Robert Loveman Poet Cleveland, Ohio April 11,1864 Hot Springs, Arkansas July 9,1923 He spent most of his life in Dalton, Georgia where he did the greater part of his writing including the famous "Rain Song" . . . — Map (db m81025) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Sidney Lanier
In memory of Sidney Lanier 1842-1881 Poet and Musician Who spent his last days among these hills "Thyself Thy Monument" — Map (db m81026) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Stephen Collins Foster
In Loving Memory Stephen Collins Foster Composer of "Suwanee River," "Old Kentucky Home," "Massa's in The Cold Ground," "O Susanna," "Old Black Joe," "Nelly Bly," "Old Dog Tray," and other well known songs Born near Pittsburgh, PA., . . . — Map (db m81027) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — William Sydney Porter — "O. Henry" — American Short Story Writer
In loving memory William Sydney Porter "O.Henry" American Short Story Writer Born in Greensboro N.C. September 11, 1862 Died in New York City June 5, 1910 A visitor in Western No. Carolina His body is interred in Riverside . . . — Map (db m81028) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Fletcher — Zebulon Baird Vance
In Loving Memory Zebulon Baird Yance Friend, Patriot, Philanthropist, Scholar, Orator, Statesman Loyal friend to the Jewish people whom he honored in his classic lecture "The scattered nation" Born near Asheville N.C. May 18, 1836 . . . — Map (db m81029) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — 122 N. Main — (Hendersonville, N.C.)
ca. 1920 Tenants of this building have been Beck Hardware, Court House Café, City Café, C & D Music Shop and Elizabeth of Carolina Woman's Wear. For more than 30 years the Justice of the Peace office was upstairs. — Map (db m33034) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — 202 - 206 N. Main — (Hendersonville, N.C.)
ca. 1920 Used as a tin shop in the 1920s, the Blue Bird and Carson Ice Cream Companies operated here in 1940s and 1950s. Sinclair Office Supply occupied the building for more than 36 years. — Map (db m33053) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — 215 N. Main — (Hendersonville, N.C.)
1961 Built by Daniel C. Barber, Jr., this building was modeled after the Western Auto Store in the Charlottetown Mall in Charolette and was the first pre-stressed concrete on Main Street. The Barber Family ran the Western Auto Store and . . . — Map (db m33036) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — 219 - 221 N. Main — 1962 — (Hendersonville, N.C.)
Built by Norman Farnsworth, this building filled the last vacant lot on Main Street. Tenants of the two-storefront building have been Fred Toms Furniture Outlet, credit & financial companies, and the Added Touch gift shop. Western Auto . . . — Map (db m33056) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — 226-232 N. Main — (Hendersonville, N.C.)
ca. 1920 Built originally as an auto garage, this building served as a bowling alley in the 1930s. Later tenants were O'Dell & Gossett Furniture Co., Gosset Furniture Co., and Kalin Furniture Co. — Map (db m33080) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — 300 N. Main — (Hendersonville, N.C.)
ca. 1896 Tenants of this three storefront building have been Hendersonville Hardware from 1915 through the 1920s, McFarlan Food Shop, Daniel's Furniture Co., and Sherman's Sporting Goods Store. The Art Moderne facade was added in the . . . — Map (db m33100) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — 344 N. Main — Hendersonville, N.C.
ca. 1920 Tenants of this building have been Florida Fruit Market, J.C. Penny,Efird's Department Store and Jack Schulman's "Can Do - Will Do." — Map (db m33153) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — 412-414 N. Main — (Hendersonville, N.C.)
ca.1920 Originally a brick facade, the Pickwick lunches & billiards was here from 1937 until 1955. Rosenberg's Men's Wear and Wade's Shoes shared the building in the late 1950s. Mac's Men's Wear operated here from 1960 until 2007. . . . — Map (db m33641) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Citizens National Bank — 1921
Built as a bank at a cost of $125,000, it operated until 11.20.1930 when it closed. Reopened in 1936 by State Trust Co., later Northwestern Bank, then Home Bank & Trust, then Bank of N.C. The McClintock clock was added in 1927. Designed by . . . — Map (db m33048) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Civil War
In Honor of The Citizens of Henderson County who served in the Union Army during the Civil War for the Preservation of The United States of America and in Gratitude to their families. — Map (db m20445) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Clarke Hardware Building — ca. 1909 — (Hendersonville, N.C.)
Built by W.A. Smith and Henry Jordon at the cost of $12,000. Tenants of the three storefronts have been Clarke Hardware, Bland Hardware, Gregg Bros. Hardware and for 65 years Houston Furniture Company. The first gasoline pump on Main Street . . . — Map (db m34292) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Cole Bank Building — ca 1880 — (Hendersonville, N.C.)
Built at a cost of $5,000, this building housed the first bank in Hendersonville, the George H.P. Cole Bank. It served as the post office from 1905-14, then Rose Pharmacy for many years. First telephone exchange was upstairs. — Map (db m35149) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Commercial Bank Building — ca. 1905 — (Hendersonville, N.C .)
Commercial Bank, the town's second occupied the northern portion of the building until merging with First National Bank. The Wanteska Trust & Banking Company operated here from 1909 to 1919. Other tenanta have been La Vouge Hat Shop, . . . — Map (db m36043) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Dotson Store Building — (Hendersonville, N.C.)
ca.1895 During the 1920s, W.F. Dotson ran a harness shop and shoe store in the building. Later tenants have been City Transfer & Furniture Exchange, Cal's Home & Auto Supply and The Closet, woman's apparel. Miss Kate Dotson taught music . . . — Map (db m33240) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Ewbank & Ewbank Building — 1923
Built by Ernest Lucas Ewbank and sons Frank and Harry, this building served as the Ewbank family's insurance and real estate business and other offices until 2004. Designed by prominent local architect Erle Stillwell. — Map (db m33478) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — First Bank and Trust Co. — 1922
Built as a bank, it operated until 11.20.1930 when it closed. Reorganized by local investors, it reopened 2 weeks later as State Trust Co., merged later with Northwestern Bank, then First Union Bank until 1998. Designed by prominent architect . . . — Map (db m33496) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Hendersonville Gulf War Memorial
In Honor of the Citizens of Henderson County who served their country in the Gulf War and in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and on Terrorism at home and abroad and for the sacrifices of their families. — Map (db m20453) WM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Hendersonville High School — Established 1901 — "Dedicated to the Sanctity of Child Personality"
The Judson College Building (now demolished) at the corner of Fleming Street and Third Avenue served as the first Hendersonville High School. The high school was later located in the former Noterman house at what is now Boyd Park between Main . . . — Map (db m32154) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Hendersonville Vietnam Memorial
In memory of those who served, especially to those who gave all donated by those who still care. Designed by Jerry Gordon Feb. 8, 1947 - Oct. 4, 1995 — Map (db m20450) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Hendersonville War Memorial
In memory of those who served Spanish American War World War I World War II Korea Vietnam Grenada, Lebanon, Panama Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan — Map (db m20454) WM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — P 82 — Howard Gap Road
Route used by Indians & settlers in crossing the Blue Ridge. Named for Capt. Thomas Howard, 1776 militia leader. — Map (db m12384) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — J. C. Penny Building — ca. 1939 — Hendersonville, N.C,
J.C.Penny's built and occupied this building for over 45 years. From 1893 until 1925 Hendersonville's Town Hall and Opera house stood on this location. Romanesque in architure, the building housed all city services and a 400 seat auditorium. — Map (db m35455) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — P 43 — Judson College
Baptist. Chartered in 1861 as Judson Female College; later coeducational. Operated 1882-1892 in building which stood three blocks S.W. — Map (db m12418) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Justus Pharmacy — ca. 1900
Built and operated as a pharmacy by Dr. William Hicks Justus whose son Fred ran the business until 1957. The pharmacy was then operated by the Beck Family until 1994. Home to the first soda fountain in Hendersonville. — Map (db m33531) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Kirk Building — 1925 — (Hendersonville, N.C.)
Built by Dr. William Redin Kirk, tenants of the three storefronts have been Branstetter Shoes,Holley-Swofford Shoes, The China Shop and Emory's Dad & Lad Shop. Bert Boyd, local philanthropist, lived upstairs for over 17 years. Designed by . . . — Map (db m33715) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Korean War
Korean War 6-25-50 7-27-53 "Freedom is not Free" — Map (db m20449) WM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Nuckolls Building — ca. 1945 — (Hendersonville, N.C.)
Built by H.A. Nuckolls, tenants have been Starnes Paint & Wallpaper, Nu Better Foods, Farnsworth Furniture and Sherwood's Restaurant. On this corner in 1842 the town's first hotel, the Ripley House, opened as a stagecoach stop. Over the years . . . — Map (db m34861) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Queen Theater — ca. 1915
Built originally for retail, this building was redesigned into a theater in 1915 by prominent local architect Erle Stillwell. The Neo-Classical building served as the Queen, then the State, then the Fox until the early 1960s. — Map (db m33854) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Revolutionary Soldiers
In Honor of Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Henderson County William Capps • John Peter Corn William Senter • Joseoh Henry James Johnson • Andrew Miller Samuel King • Abraham Huymendall James Brittaim • Jesse Richman Elljah . . . — Map (db m20444) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Ripley - Shepherd Building — ca. 1847
(Lower Plaque) Built by Col. Valentine Ripley, early businessman, this is one of the first brick structures in Hendersonville. Early uses were a general store, post office and Confederate commissary under Major Noe. M.M. Shepherd . . . — Map (db m34553) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Seventh Avenue Depot Historic District
This district portrays a cohesive grouping of commercial, residential and transportation related structures typical of late 19th and early 20th century development. The first depot, established with train service in 1879, was replaced with the . . . — Map (db m32290) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Syndicate Building — ca. 1909 — (Hendersonville, N.C.)
Tenants of this two storefront building have been Maxwell Brown's Fancy Groceries, Mitchell's Grocery, Jack Schulman's Clothing, and Freeze Drug Co. The Woodmen of the World Hall was upstairs. — Map (db m33957) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — The Inn on Church
Originally built in 1919 as the Aloah Hotel, the three story building reflects the Classical Revival style popular in the 1920's. The last surviving example of the many hotels once in this part of Hendersonville, it also operated as the Carson Hotel . . . — Map (db m12519) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — P 65 — Wolfe's Angel
Marble statue from the Asheville shop of W.O.Wolfe. Inspired title of son Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward Angel. Stands 150 feet south. — Map (db m12421) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — World War I
In Honor of The Citizens of Henderson County who served in World War I and for the sacrifices of their families. — Map (db m20447) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — World War II
In Honor of the Citizens of Henderson County who served in World War II and for the sacrifices of their families. — Map (db m20448) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Mills River — P 28 — Gun Shop & Forge
Iron works set up four mi. W. by Philip Sitton after 1804. Source for manufacture of rifles by Philip Gillespie. Both operated to 1860s. — Map (db m44317) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Tuxedo — P 25 — Vance-Carson Duel
On Nov. 5, 1827, Robert B. Vance, Former N.C. Congressman, was fatally wounded in a duel by Samuel P. Carson, his successor. 1/2 mile S.E. — Map (db m12436) HM

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