“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Avery County, North Carolina

Clickable Map of Avery County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Avery County, NC (11) Burke County, NC (30) Caldwell County, NC (12) McDowell County, NC (21) Mitchell County, NC (8) Watauga County, NC (74) Carter County, TN (57) Johnson County, TN (10)  AveryCounty(11) Avery County (11)  BurkeCounty(30) Burke County (30)  CaldwellCounty(12) Caldwell County (12)  McDowellCounty(21) McDowell County (21)  MitchellCounty(8) Mitchell County (8)  WataugaCounty(74) Watauga County (74)  CarterCountyTennessee(57) Carter County (57)  JohnsonCounty(10) Johnson County (10)
Newland is the county seat for Avery County
Adjacent to Avery County, North Carolina
      Burke County (30)  
      Caldwell County (12)  
      McDowell County (21)  
      Mitchell County (8)  
      Watauga County (74)  
      Carter County, Tennessee (57)  
      Johnson County, Tennessee (10)  
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1 North Carolina, Avery County, Banner Elk — Banner ElkUnionist Haven
In 1860 Banner Elk was a small community in the mountains of Watauga County (present-day Avery County). Then called Banner’s Elk, it was named for the local Banner family and the Elk River. During the last years of the Civil War, an organized system . . . Map (db m77533) HM
2 North Carolina, Avery County, Banner Elk — N-43 — Lees-McRae College
Presbyterian. Founded in 1900 by Edgar Tufts. Named for teacher Elizabeth McRae & benefactor Mrs. S. P. Lees. Senior college since 1988.Map (db m98511) HM
3 North Carolina, Avery County, Banner Elk — N-36 — Shepherd M. Dugger
Author of The Balsam Groves of the Grandfather Mountain, 1892; educator and humorist. Grave one block south.Map (db m77549) HM
4 North Carolina, Avery County, Crossnore — N-44 — Crossnore School
Founded by Mary Martin Sloop, physician, 1913, to serve region's youth. Weaving Room, est. 1920, boosted revival of handicrafts. Campus ˝ mi. W.Map (db m77493) HM
5 North Carolina, Avery County, Elk Park — Cranberry Iron MineIron for the Confederacy
During the Civil War, natural resources such as salt, lead, and iron were highly prized commodities in the Confederacy. The government relied especially on small rural ironworks to manufacture cannons, swords, and firearms. Ruben White first mined . . . Map (db m77479) HM
6 North Carolina, Avery County, Elk Park — N-6 — Cranberry Mines
Iron ore deposits near here were mined from ca. 1826 until 1930. Supplied iron to the Confederacy.Map (db m44969) HM
7 North Carolina, Avery County, Linville — A Woman of WarSarah Malinda Blalock
Sarah Malinda Blalock and her husband, William McKesson “Keith” Blalock, lived in Coffey’s Gap on the Watauga and Caldwell County line in 1860. Keith Blalock was an avowed Unionist, but with the passage of the first Confederate . . . Map (db m77492) HM
8 North Carolina, Avery County, Linville — Linn Cove Viaduct
The first bridge of its type in the United States, the Linn Cove Viaduct is a product of design and construction techniques developed in Europe. The S-shaped structure contains 153 concrete segments, only one of which is straight. Weighing 50 tons . . . Map (db m134201) HM
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9 North Carolina, Avery County, Linville — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly 4, 1867 - Jan 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.Map (db m134202) HM
10 North Carolina, Avery County, Newland — N-5 — Yellow Mountain Road
Along a route nearby the "Over-Mountain Men" marched to victory at King's Mountain, 1780.Map (db m77477) HM
11 North Carolina, Avery County, Valley — Overmountain Men
Appalachian Trail, Yellow Mountain Gap. Yellow Mountain Gap is the junction of the Appalachian Trail and Historic Bright’s Trace, route used by the “Overmountain Men” to cross the mountain enroute to the Revolutionary War battle at . . . Map (db m3269) HM
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May. 30, 2023