“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> McDowell County, NC (21) Avery County, NC (11) Buncombe County, NC (145) Burke County, NC (30) Mitchell County, NC (8) Rutherford County, NC (38) Yancey County, NC (8)  McDowellCounty(21) McDowell County (21)  AveryCounty(11) Avery County (11)  BuncombeCounty(145) Buncombe County (145)  BurkeCounty(30) Burke County (30)  MitchellCounty(8) Mitchell County (8)  RutherfordCounty(38) Rutherford County (38)  YanceyCounty(8) Yancey County (8)
Marion is the county seat for McDowell County
Adjacent to McDowell County, North Carolina
      Avery County (11)  
      Buncombe County (145)  
      Burke County (30)  
      Mitchell County (8)  
      Rutherford County (38)  
      Yancey County (8)  
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1 North 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
2 North 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 m208799) HM
3 North 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
4 North 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
5 North 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
6 North Carolina, McDowell County, Marion — M/Sgt. Shufford Cline Rowe
. . . Map (db m196672) HM WM
7 North Carolina, McDowell County, Marion — McDowell County CourthouseBuilt 1922-1923
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m196670) HM
8 North 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
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9 North 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
10 North 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
11 North Carolina, McDowell County, Old Fort — "What Happened To Our School?"
Title: "What Happened To Our School?" September 19th, 2020 This mural depicts two scenes from Old Fort's effort to fight racial injustice. Left side The image on the left is based on a photograph of black school children marching on . . . Map (db m202569) HM
12 North 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
13 North 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
14 North 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 m208372) HM
15 North Carolina, McDowell County, Old Fort — Morgan Cabin
William Bloomfield “Bloom” Rumfelt and his wife, Louise, raised 10 children in this log house, built during the 1880s on a 40-acre farm near present-day U.S. 221 and Mud Cut Road, south of Marion, NC. When the Rumfelts later moved to Shelby, NC, . . . Map (db m211001) HM
16 North Carolina, McDowell County, Old Fort — Stepp Cabin
Thomas and Martha Allison built and lived in this log cabin along Cane Creek, east of Old Fort, in the late 1860s, after Thomas returned home from the Civil War as a Confederate veteran. About 1880, the Allisons moved to Colorado, and William and . . . Map (db m211007) HM
17 North Carolina, McDowell County, Old Fort — The First U.S. Forest Service TractBlue Ridge Parkway
The 8000-acre Curtis Creek tract before you was the first parcel of land acquired under the Weeks Act. This act was signed by President Taft in 1911 and authorized buying parcels of land that would become eastern National Forests. This tract also . . . Map (db m183160) HM
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18 North Carolina, McDowell County, Old Fort — The Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center
The Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center is dedicated to bringing life to the wonderful history of the “Old North State”. The museum, open year round, focuses on history from the pioneer era through the early 20th century. A variety of . . . Map (db m211004) HM
19 North Carolina, McDowell County, Old Fort — The Old Indian Fort
This marks the site of the old Indian fort built A.D. 1756 the western outpost of the United States and of North Carolina until 1776 from which this town was namedMap (db m208371) HM
20 North Carolina, McDowell County, Spruce Pine — Sounds From the MountainsBlue Ridge Parkway
The hills and valleys before you may seem quiet, rounded with age and blanketed with thick forests. But if you listen closely between the distant sounds of a train whistle, you may hear the sounds of fiddles, banjos and strings bands that still ring . . . Map (db m183172) HM
21 North Carolina, McDowell County, Spruce Pine — The Loops
The old Clinchfield Railroad loops and tunnels through the Blue Ridge Mountains before you. Construction of this difficult section began in 1905 when 4,000 workmen, mainly Russian, German and Italian immigrants, began blasting and hammering their . . . Map (db m123180) HM
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Jun. 5, 2023