This historical marker[,] placed near Edminston store[,] records two homesteads of the Daniel Boone family in Wilkes County during the 1760's.
Site Number One is located one-half mile South of the spot, near Beaver Creek.
The Boone Family . . . — — Map (db m57262) HM
North Wilkesboro's Civic League dedicated this street, renamed as Memorial Avenue, to honor the memory of Wilkes County natives who had given their lives in World War I. A monument was erected and inscribed with these men's names, and one maple tree . . . — — Map (db m182950) HM WM
[1920 plaque on west side of monument]1917 • 1918 In Grateful Memory of the Men of Wilkes County who Gave Their Lives in The World War. Lt. Thomas Joe James • Lt. Mack Joines • James W. Crysel • Silas Triplett . . . — — Map (db m182952) WM
600 acres of mountain, field and forest comprise this memorial to the late E. B. Jeffress. A native North Carolinian, Mr. Jeffress rose to prominence as a newspaper publisher. While chairman of the State Highway Commission, he was instrumental in . . . — — Map (db m134211) HM
In 1868 in neighboring Wilkes County, N.C., the newspaper printed the following: Thomas C. Dula suffered the extreme penalty of the law by hanging convicted of murder During his last days in jail tradition says he composed his tragic and still . . . — — Map (db m134213) HM
All the materials Martin Brinegar needed for building a cabin were here on this farm—trees, rocks, even clay. Martin Brinegar began building this cabin in 1886. Working in his spare time, it took him three years to finish the original cabin . . . — — Map (db m162094) HM
The Brinegars stored much of the food they raised in this building. The upper level was the granary where they kept their dried corn and buckwheat and hung their herbs to dry. After they butchered their hogs, they cured the meat in salt and kept it . . . — — Map (db m162099) HM
For nearly sixty years, Martin and Caroline Brinegar lived on this 125 acre farm leading lives based on hard work, self-sufficiency, and an abiding religious faith. Descendants of their three children often come here to visit the homeplace.
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Caroline Brinegar had to plan ahead for many months to make a garment. She made her family's clothes from a fabric called linsey-woolsey that she wove on her loom. Linsey-woolsey is woven from wool yarn and linen (flax) thread. The wool made the . . . — — Map (db m162096) HM
Martin Brinegar made shoes for his family and neighbors. His nephew, Sherman, remembered many times seeing his uncle Martin "working by the light coming in through the window." Martin charged a dollar, more or less, for a pair of shoes. He could . . . — — Map (db m162100) HM
The cool mountain spring inside this building was both a source of refreshing water and a cooler for perishable foods. The Brinegars were known to say that the water was always "two degrees colder than the morning."
The Brinegars never had . . . — — Map (db m162101) HM
The Brinegars were not famous or rich, but they were important to their families and neighbors. In 1876 Martin Brinegar purchased this 125 acre farm from Henderson Crouse, Caroline Joines' uncle, for $200. Two years later Martin and Caroline were . . . — — Map (db m162097) HM
"In our chaotic Western society, many of us have trouble quieting our minds. The sheer act of walking a complicated path which discharges energy begins to focus the mind." The Rev. Lauren Artress What is a Labyrinth? . . . — — Map (db m192199) HM
Captain Robert Cleveland was born in Virginia around 1744 and moved with his family to western North Carolina around 1766. Cleveland acquired 150 acres near the Lewis Fork in what is today known as the Purlear Community by 1778. He built his log . . . — — Map (db m192195) HM
Drying: Fruits, vegetables and herbs were all harvested in peak season and could be dried for use in later months. Fruits and vegetables would be sliced thin and laid out on a clean surface, usually a sunny area. They would then be . . . — — Map (db m192204) HM
The site of Fort Hamby is located about half a mile south of here. The two-story log house was not a military fortification. It got its name after 20 to 30 Union and Confederate deserters occupied it at the end of the war. Their leader, who gave his . . . — — Map (db m55373) HM
Built in 1924 as a six teacher brick Rosenwald School and served as a Haven of Knowledge for colored students in Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Caldwell, Wilkes and Yadkin Counties. The original structure was an H-shape design. The Julius Rosenwald . . . — — Map (db m210435) HM
Constructed in 1902, the original Wilkes County Courthouse is now the Wilkes Heritage Museum, home of the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame. This beaux-arts, neo-classical revival building was designed at the turn of the 20th century by the . . . — — Map (db m210440) HM
In 1836 Bishop L. S. Ives traveled from Valle Crucis to lead the first Episcopal service in Wilkes County. The service was held in the home of James and Susan Dodge on Main Street, Wilkesboro. Their three children were the first members to be . . . — — Map (db m192198) HM
The Old Wilkes Jail, built in 1859 and used as the county jail until 1915 is one of the best-preserved examples of nineteenth-century penal architecture in North Carolina. Most important is the survival of its primitive security, including the . . . — — Map (db m192196) HM
A stately oak stood here for nearly 300 years. It symbolized the patriots' yearning for freedom and the bitterness of their conflict with the British crown. In 1779, two tories (Americans loyal to Britain) plundered the home of George Wilfong in . . . — — Map (db m183068) HM
In remembrance of the Wilkes County Soldiers of the Confederate States of America, who defended their southern homeland against northern aggression. May their bravery, loyalty, honor and Christian virtues continue to live in all Wilkes County . . . — — Map (db m192197) WM
For more than one hundred and fifty years, St. Paul's Episcopal Church has found a home atop a steep hill in downtown Wilkesboro, North Carolina. St. Paul's Church traces its beginnings to 1836. The brick Gothic church was constructed in 1848 and . . . — — Map (db m187683) HM
the Men of Wilkes County
who gave their lives in the
service of their Country
World War I
Adams, George Anderson, Clinton Anderson, Elbert Barnett, Daniel G. Bowers, A. Burr Brooks, Boss Brown, John Byrd, . . . — — Map (db m215106) WM