Founded as Dorland Institute in 1887 by Dr. and Mrs. Luke Dorland. Taken over by Presbyterian Church U.S.A. in 1893. Became Dorland-Bell Institute in 1918 when consolidated with Bell Institute from Jewell Hill. Moved to Asheville in 1942 as part of . . . — — Map (db m23128) HM
On Bridge Street (U.S. 25) just west of South Spring Street, on the right when traveling east.
Travelers have sojourned in Hot Springs since the mid 1700s when the warm temperatures of the springs drew attention to the real jewel that is still enjoyed today. Based on all the springs had to offer, the elegant Mountain Park Hotel pulled people . . . — — Map (db m182877) HM
Erected and dedicated by the
United Daughters of the Confederacy
in loving memory of
Robert E. Lee
and to mark the route of the
"The shaft memorial and highway straight
attest his worth-he cometh to his . . . — — Map (db m129217) WM
On October 17, 1863, Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside reported from Knoxville, Tennessee, that "a regiment of North Carolina troops we are now organizing here yesterday captured Warm Springs, N.C., and now hold Paint Rock Gap." This regiment, the 2nd . . . — — Map (db m23687) HM
Baptist farm families here established Mars Hills College in 1856. The four-acre college campus had three structures by 1861: a two-story brick classroom building, a frame dormitory for boys, and a frame teachers' residence. They stood about 75 . . . — — Map (db m23140) HM
"Completed in 1827 from Saluda Gap to Buncombe County Court House and along the French Broad River by way of Barnard's and Warm Springs to Tennessee line. Served as the major trade route through mountains of western North Carolina until 1882." — — Map (db m23690) HM
Stock Stand owned by Vance, father of Governor Zebulon B. Vance, stood a few yard to the east. The Stand or Inn was also the home of the Vance family for a few years. In 1853 Zebulon Vance gave land as a site for Marshall as the county seat. — — Map (db m23692) HM
On Walnut Drive at Barnard Road (County Road 1151), on the right when traveling south on Walnut Drive.
Early sessions of Madison County court were held in a log house on this site between 1851 and 1859. Bell Institute, a school operated by the Presbyterian Church USA, served the area. The school house and a dormitory stood a few yards west. — — Map (db m187601) HM
On South Main Street (Business U.S. 70) west of Hill Street, on the left when traveling east.
On May 13, 1861, voters gathered here in Marshall, the Madison County seat, to elect a delegate for the Secession Convention to be held in Raleigh. The citizens were divided in their loyalties. Sheriff Ransom P. Merrill and others were later . . . — — Map (db m75592) HM