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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Alleghany County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Alleghany 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 Alleghany County, NC (12) Ashe County, NC (21) Surry County, NC (32) Wilkes County, NC (60) Grayson County, VA (30)  AlleghanyCounty(12) Alleghany County (12)  AsheCounty(21) Ashe County (21)  SurryCounty(32) Surry County (32)  WilkesCounty(60) Wilkes County (60)  GraysonCountyVirginia(30) Grayson County (30)
Sparta is the county seat for Alleghany County
Adjacent to Alleghany County, North Carolina
      Ashe County (21)  
      Surry County (32)  
      Wilkes County (60)  
      Grayson County, Virginia (30)  
 
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1 North Carolina, Alleghany County, Ennice — M-49 — Blue Ridge Parkway
First rural national parkway. Construction began near here on September 11, 1935.Map (db m171496) HM
2 North Carolina, Alleghany County, Hare — Fox Hunters Paradise
The knoll low on the ridge to the right boasts this celestial name. It is well known locally that hunters often sat about a night fire there while they followed the chase in the lowlands. They knew which hound held the lead by the . . . Map (db m104662) HM
3 North Carolina, Alleghany County, Laurel Springs — Homestead — Blue Ridge Parkway —
You are looking into Basin Creek Cove. The log cabin 1500 feet below was the home of Martin and Janie Caudill and their 14 children. Martin's father, Harrison, who fathered 22 children, lived about a mile down the creek in the community of Basin . . . Map (db m162088) HM
4 North Carolina, Alleghany County, Laurel Springs — M-34 — Robert L. Doughton1863–1954
Congressman, 1911–1953. Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee 1833–1947. 1949–1953. Home 2/10 miles southeast.Map (db m104664) HM
5 North Carolina, Alleghany County, Laurel Springs — Robert Lee Doughton
Robert Lee Doughton, for whom Doughton Park is named, was born in Alleghany County, North Carolina, November 7, 1863. An original and leading advocate of the establishment and development of the Blue Ridge Parkway, he was a member of the United . . . Map (db m91786) HM
6 North Carolina, Alleghany County, Sparta — Alleghany County War Memorial
[southwest side]Coast Guard • Army • Air Force • Navy • Marine Corps Dedicated to the honor and sacrifice of our Men and Women who served our Country in War and Peace [northeast . . . Map (db m227326) WM
7 North Carolina, Alleghany County, Sparta — Boone Trail Highway
Metal from Battleship Maine in Tablet • Daniel Boone •Map (db m227314) HM
8 North Carolina, Alleghany County, Sparta — Robert Lee DoughtonMember of Congress 1911 to 1953 — Distinguished American Statesman —
[title is inscription]Map (db m227328) HM
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9 North Carolina, Alleghany County, Sparta — M-37 — Rufus A. Doughton
Legislator, 14 terms. Lt. Governor, 1893-1897. Headed Revenue & Highway Commissions. Was UNC Trustee for 56 years. Office was 30 feet west.Map (db m104663) HM
10 North Carolina, Alleghany County, Sparta — Sparta
Crouse Park Sparta and Alleghany County have a rich heritage of music, crafts and agriculture. Crouse Park, including the Crouse House before you, was donated to the town in 1969. The Park hosts the Crouse House Pickers Monday night jam . . . Map (db m182942) HM
11 North Carolina, Alleghany County, Sparta — Stone Mountain
The massive gray rock before you is Stone Mountain, formed about 350 million years ago from intense heat and pressure deep within the earth. Centuries of erosion uncovered the rock and sculptured it into the curious shape it is today. At one . . . Map (db m140553) HM
12 North Carolina, Alleghany County, Sparta — Tillers of the Land - Then and NowBlue Ridge Parkway
For thousands of years Native Americans cultivated the fertile valleys of the Blue Ridge region including North Carolina. Employing techniques such as “slash and burn” to clear small areas of forested land and fertilize the soil, the . . . Map (db m123230) HM
 
 
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Feb. 21, 2024