Early in April 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman’s cavalry moved from Tennessee into Virginia and then south through Danbury to destroy railroad track, warehouses, and supplies that supported Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Stoneman . . . — — Map (db m77678) HM
During the Civil War, the Confederacy relied on small rural ironworks for the metals needed to manufacture cannons, swords, and firearms. The furnace here, owned by the Moratock Mining and Manufacturing Company, was typical of the charcoal blast . . . — — Map (db m34156) HM
Erected in 1888, this building has served as the law office of attorney Amos M. Stack, who was elected Superior Court Judge in 1922, and his partner, attorney Thomas W. Bigkett, who was governor of North Carolina 1917 – 1921; for attorney John . . . — — Map (db m40506) HM
In honor of all who served 1861 – 1865 [ Rear of Monument: ] From Manassas to Gettysburg From Gettysburg to Appomattox Erected by Stokes Co. Historical Society and Capt. M.W. Norfleet Camp # 1249 Sons of Confederate Veterans May 26, . . . — — Map (db m34171) HM
Born in Essex County Virginia 1756.
Died at The Rock House April 5, 1822.
Soldier, officer and patriot of the
Revolution who volunteered to fight
for the independence of his country.
Member of the House of Commons and
for many years . . . — — Map (db m210497) HM
Originally built in 1774 on a site off Brown Road in King, North Carolina. Johann Jacob & Anna Catherine raised six sons and seven daughters in this home. Today it stands as a lasting tribute to the courage and commitment of the early immigrants to . . . — — Map (db m161333) HM
An Indian trading and warring path that became a frontier road between Pennsylvania and Georgia in the 18th century. The major road for settlers of the North Carolina back country passed near this place. — — Map (db m34361) HM
Look! Up in the air! It’s not Superman, but one of Hanging Rock’s high flyers. Chances are if you look carefully, you can spot a black bird flying high above. It could be a raven, a crow, or a vulture.
American Crows (Corvus . . . — — Map (db m77672) HM
Hanging Rock State Park is located in the Sauratown Mountains, named for the Saura, a Native American tribe. Although the Blue Ridge Mountains are within sight of the Sauratown Mountains, they are two distinct and separate mountain ranges. Thus, the . . . — — Map (db m77668) HM
In the past, the lower ridge you see before you without rock outcrops was a continuation of Hanging Rock ridge, which lies to your left. This ridge was once capped with the same quartzite rock outcrops that form Hanging Rock itself. The ridge gives . . . — — Map (db m77676) HM
After the frenzy of activity in the spring and before the rushed preparations for winter, the residents of Hanging Rock use the summer to eat and raise their young. The summer forest becomes a big food factory. Chlorophyll uses the sun’s energy from . . . — — Map (db m77667) HM