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Historical Markers in Jackson County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Jackson County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Jackson County, NC (26) Haywood County, NC (47) Macon County, NC (30) Swain County, NC (68) Transylvania County, NC (43) Rabun County, GA (15) Oconee County, SC (78)  JacksonCounty(26) Jackson County (26)  HaywoodCounty(47) Haywood County (47)  MaconCounty(30) Macon County (30)  SwainCounty(68) Swain County (68)  TransylvaniaCounty(43) Transylvania County (43)  RabunCountyGeorgia(15) Rabun County (15)  OconeeCountySouth Carolina(78) Oconee County (78)
Sylva is the county seat for Jackson County
Adjacent to Jackson County, North Carolina
      Haywood County (47)  
      Macon County (30)  
      Swain County (68)  
      Transylvania County (43)  
      Rabun County, Georgia (15)  
      Oconee County, South Carolina (78)  
 
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1North Carolina, Jackson County, Cashiers — The Church of the Good Shepherd
Built in 1895 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of EducationMap (db m187464) HM
2North Carolina, Jackson County, Cashiers — Q-1 — Wade Hampton
Confederate General; Governor of S.C., 1875-79; U.S. Senator. His Summer Home, "High Hampton", Stood 1 1/3 Miles Southeast.Map (db m20982) HM
3North Carolina, Jackson County, Cashiers — Zachary-Tolbert HouseA Family Divided
The Zachary family of Cashiers symbolizes the divided loyalties of western North Carolinians. The builder of this house, Mordecai Zachery, had strong ties to the Confederacy, as did others in the area. Confederate Gen. Wade Hampton sent his family . . . Map (db m75476) HM
4North Carolina, Jackson County, Cherokee Indian Reservation — William Holland Thomas — 1805-1893 —
Businessman, planter and author Agent and attorney for the Eastern Cherokees Member of the North Carolina State Senate and Chairman of its Committee on Internal Improvements Early railroad builder in western North Carolina Builder of . . . Map (db m17930) HM
5North Carolina, Jackson County, Cullowhee — Aunt Sally
The boyhood home of Dr. John R. Brinkley and his Aunt Sally. Her grave is on the hilltop across the river. She is remembered and loved for her ministrations to the sick of this community. In loving memory by her "little boy . . . Map (db m176818) HM
6North Carolina, Jackson County, Cullowhee — Q-52 — John R. Brinkley1885-1942
Medical maverick, radio and advertising pioneer, candidate for governor of Kansas. Boyhood home stood across the river.Map (db m176817) HM
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7North Carolina, Jackson County, Cullowhee — Q 47 — Lewis J. Smith1843 ~ 1901
A founder & benefactor of Cullowhee Academy, forerunner of Western Carolina University. Lived 2 miles north.Map (db m198035) HM
8North Carolina, Jackson County, Cullowhee — Q 48 — Robert L. Madison1867 ~ 1954
Founder of Western Carolina University & its president, 1889~1912, & 1920~23. Lived 5 mi. N.Map (db m198038) HM
9North Carolina, Jackson County, Cullowhee — Q 38 — Western Carolina University
Established in 1889 as a private school. Has been a state supported institution since 1893.Map (db m198040) HM
10North Carolina, Jackson County, East LaPort — Blackwood Lumber at East LaPorte
The railroad was key to large-scale logging. In the 1880s, a railroad line was constructed through western North Carolina. Now able to move freight, lumber companies were established in Jackson County, including Blackwood Lumber. In 1922, Blackwood . . . Map (db m198034) HM
11North Carolina, Jackson County, East LaPort — Q 4 — Judaculla Rock
Soapstone boulder carved with Indian symbols between 500 1700 A.D. Sacred to the Cherokee. Petroglyphs 3½ mi. SE.Map (db m198044) HM
12North Carolina, Jackson County, East LaPort — Judaculla Rock Petroglyphs
The Judaculla Rock cultural and archaeological site is one of America’s most significant historical places. Revered through the ages by the Cherokee, the site’s rich cultural legacy makes this one of their most important ancestral places. The rock . . . Map (db m198046) HM
13North Carolina, Jackson County, East LaPort — Judaculla Rock: A Cherokee Cultural Heritage Site
For generations, the Cherokees lived in clusters of independent towns located along river bottoms throughout the Southern Appalachians. Their traditional territory extended into eight modern states. Judaculla Rock is thirty miles from the Qualla . . . Map (db m198048) HM
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14North Carolina, Jackson County, East LaPort — What do these markings tell us?
The markings on Judaculla Rock were made by Cherokee Indians at different points in time. Over 3,000 years ago, they began to quarry soapstone from the surface of Judaculla Rock, chipping off pieces to carve into bowls. The scars that remain from . . . Map (db m198053) HM
15North Carolina, Jackson County, East LaPort — Who is Judaculla?
According to Cherokee legend, Judaculla was a slant-eyed giant who lived high up in the Balsam Mountains. He guarded his hunting grounds from Judaculla’s Judgement Seat, today known as Devil’s Courthouse, a site reached from the Blue Ridge Parkway. . . . Map (db m198052) HM
16North Carolina, Jackson County, Highlands — Grimshawes
Smallest U.S. post office occupied this bldg. 1878-1953 Captions (clockwise from top left) • Thomas Bumgarner, son of Reverend Frank and Molina Bumgarner, filling out a money order at Grimshawe's Post Office. Thomas served in the . . . Map (db m187465) HM
17North Carolina, Jackson County, Savannah — Q-43 — Rutherford Trace
The expedition led by Gen. Griffith Rutherford against the Cherokee, Sept., 1776, passed nearby, through Cowee Gap.Map (db m167231) HM
18North Carolina, Jackson County, Sylva — Q-59 — Dan K. Moore1906-1986
Governor, 1965-69; held posts on superior & state Supreme courts. Set up initial Court of Appeals, 1967. Lived 1/10 mi. SE.Map (db m129226) HM
19North Carolina, Jackson County, Sylva — Q-51 — Gertrude Dills McKee1885 - 1948
First woman elected to N.C. Senate, 1930. Civic leader and clubwoman. Home was 50 yds. west.Map (db m12697) HM
20North Carolina, Jackson County, Sylva — Q-32 — Indian Boundary
Near here the highway crosses Meigs-Freeman Line, surveyed in 1802, boundary between whites & Cherokees until 1819.Map (db m187513) HM
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21North Carolina, Jackson County, Sylva — Jackson County War Monument
This Monument is to Honor all the Men & Women of Jackson County who served Honorably. In the Armed Forces of the United States and in Memory of those who gave their lives for their CountryMap (db m20256) HM
22North Carolina, Jackson County, Sylva — Q 42 — Rutherford Trace
The expedition led by Gen. Griffith Rutherford against the Cherokee, Sept., 1776, passed near-by along Savannah Creek.Map (db m80209) HM
23North Carolina, Jackson County, Sylva — Site of First Jackson County North Carolina Courts
Site of Daniel Bryson Sr. and Artic Virginia Dillard Brysons' home, where on March 21, 1853 the first court of Jackson County, N.C. was held, and on March 23, 1853 the county government was formed-the structure was razed in 1956Map (db m12701) HM
24North Carolina, Jackson County, Sylva — Sylva Collegiate Institute
Site of Sylva Collegiate Institute A Baptist Christian school for boys and girls 1898 — 1932Map (db m187509) HM
25North Carolina, Jackson County, Sylva — To our Valiant FathersTo our Heroic Mothers
To our Valiant Fathers: - Champions of Reconciliation with Justice,of Union Manhood,of Peace with Honor;they fought with Faithfulness,and suffered in silence. To our Heroic Mothers:- spartan in Devotion,Teuton in Sacrifice,in Patience Superior . . . Map (db m12931) HM
26North Carolina, Jackson County, Whittier — Q-46 — William H. Thomas
White chief and agent of N.C. Cherokee. Secured reservation for them. Confederate colonel. State senator. Home, "Stekoih Fields", stood ¼ mi. S.Map (db m198004) HM
 
 
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Feb. 6, 2023