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Historical Markers and War Memorials in McDowell County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of McDowell 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 McDowell County, NC (12) Avery County, NC (11) Buncombe County, NC (90) Burke County, NC (20) Mitchell County, NC (9) Rutherford County, NC (32) Yancey County, NC (8)  McDowellCounty(12) McDowell County (12)  AveryCounty(11) Avery County (11)  BuncombeCounty(90) Buncombe County (90)  BurkeCounty(20) Burke County (20)  MitchellCounty(9) Mitchell County (9)  RutherfordCounty(32) Rutherford County (32)  YanceyCounty(8) Yancey County (8)
Adjacent to McDowell County, North Carolina
    Avery County (11)
    Buncombe County (90)
    Burke County (20)
    Mitchell County (9)
    Rutherford County (32)
    Yancey County (8)
 
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1North Carolina (McDowell County), Grassy Creek — Apple Tree
Apple butter, apple cider, applesauce, apple pie! There were few home grown products more useful to the mountain farmer than apples. Cuttings from favorite trees were often taken from place to place when the family moved or children left home. Today . . . — Map (db m140612) HM
2North Carolina (McDowell County), Marion — N 35 — Carson House
Served 1843-1845 as the seat of McDowell County government. Home of Col. John Carson and his sons, Jonathan L., Samuel P., William, & Joseph McD. Now a historical museum. — Map (db m77431) HM
3North Carolina (McDowell County), Marion — Carson House"Horrid Blue Coats" — Stoneman's Raid —
(preface) On March 24, 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 6,000 cavalrymen from Tennessee into southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina to disrupt the Confederate supply line by destroying sections of the Virginia and Tennessee . . . — Map (db m77441) HM
4North Carolina (McDowell County), Marion — N 26 — Cathey's Fort
A rendezvous for the North Carolina militia led by General Griffith Rutherford against the Cherokee in 1776, was one mile east. — Map (db m77451) HM
5North Carolina (McDowell County), Marion — N 50 — Daniel Kanipe1853-1926
Survived Battle of Little Bighorn, 1876. A soldier in 7th U.S. cavalry, he witnessed defeat of Geo. A. Custer. Lived here. — Map (db m77429) HM
6North Carolina (McDowell County), Marion — N 4 — Pleasant Gardens
Home of Joseph McDowell (1758-1795), soldier and physician. Officer at the Battle of Kings Mountain. — Map (db m77443) HM
7North Carolina (McDowell County), Marion — Roy Williams
National Championship winning college basketball coach for University of North Carolina and Member of Basketball Hall of Fame. Born in 1950 in Marion General Hospital, which stands one block north. — Map (db m77442) HM
8North Carolina (McDowell County), Nebo — N 41 — Cane Creek
Prelude to the Battle of Kings Mountain. Site of a skirmish on Sept. 12, 1780, between Loyalists and "Overmountain Men" — Map (db m20339) HM
9North Carolina (McDowell County), Old Fort — N-37 — Andrews Geyser
Built ca. 1885 to mark railroad gateway to the Blue Ridge Mts. Restored in 1911 & 1975. Named for A. B. Andrews of Raleigh. Located 2.1 miles north. — Map (db m97673) HM
10North Carolina (McDowell County), Old Fort — Andrews Geyser
This geyser was built in 1912 by George Fisher Baker of New York, as a tribute to his friend Colonel Alexander Boyd Andrews, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and in appreciation for the great public service he rendered in the development and upbuilding . . . — Map (db m98508) HM
11North Carolina (McDowell County), Old Fort — N 31 — Frontier Fort
Early outpost against Indians. Used by Gen. Rutherford in expedition against Cherokee, Sept.,1776. Stood nearby and gave name to this town. — Map (db m39735) HM
12North Carolina (McDowell County), Old Fort — The Old Indian Fort
This marks the site of The Old Fort Built A.D. 1756 The western outpost of the United States and of North Carolina until 1776 from which this town was named — Map (db m39736) HM
 
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