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

Clickable Map of Haywood 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> Haywood County, NC (62) Buncombe County, NC (153) Henderson County, NC (99) Jackson County, NC (26) Madison County, NC (30) Swain County, NC (68) Transylvania County, NC (61) Cocke County, TN (17) Sevier County, TN (111)  HaywoodCounty(62) Haywood County (62)  BuncombeCounty(153) Buncombe County (153)  HendersonCounty(99) Henderson County (99)  JacksonCounty(26) Jackson County (26)  MadisonCounty(30) Madison County (30)  SwainCounty(68) Swain County (68)  TransylvaniaCounty(61) Transylvania County (61)  CockeCountyTennessee(17) Cocke County (17)  SevierCounty(111) Sevier County (111)
Waynesville is the county seat for Haywood County
Canton is in Haywood County
      Haywood County (62)  
      Buncombe County (153)  
      Henderson County (99)  
      Jackson County (26)  
      Madison County (30)  
      Swain County (68)  
      Transylvania County (61)  
      Cocke County, Tennessee (17)  
      Sevier County, Tennessee (111)  
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1 North Carolina, Haywood County, Canton — P-81 — Arnold Guyot1807~1884
Geographer who measured elevation at sites in western N.C., 1856~1860, including Hominy Creek Gap near here & Mt. Guyot, 25 mi. N.W.Map (db m198719) HM
2 North Carolina, Haywood County, Canton — Colonial TheatreCanton, North Carolina
The Colonial Theater building constructed in 1932 at a cost of $50,000, was built specifically as a motion picture theatre. The original owner, Marion Sprinkle is still remembered by the letter “S” that can be seen on the top side of each . . . Map (db m229431) HM
3 North Carolina, Haywood County, Canton — Cradle of Forestry
Nestled in the valley below is the Cradle of Forestry in America, the birthplace of science-based forest management and a living legacy made possible by George and Edith Vanderbilt of the nearby Biltmore Estate. Some 87,000 acres of the Vanderbilt's . . . Map (db m123232) HM
4 North Carolina, Haywood County, Canton — P-83 — Garden Creek
Cherokee villages and mounds 1/3 mile west a key site for archaeologists. Occupied from 8000 B.C. to 1600s A.D.Map (db m75502) HM
5 North Carolina, Haywood County, Canton — Haywood County World War II Monument
This Monument is Dedicated to the Men and Women of Haywood County who served during World War II and to those who gave their lives in defense of our country. A nearby stone marker lists local World War II Congressional Medal of Honor . . . Map (db m19948) HM
6 North Carolina, Haywood County, Canton — P-90 — Inman Chapel
Founded 1868. Oldest Universalist church in western N.C. Hannah J. Powell led mission work and school, 1921-42, at site 100 yards south.Map (db m229442) HM
7 North Carolina, Haywood County, Canton — Lenoir's Creek Devon Cattle Farm
This 1807 farm is the oldest continually operated farm in Haywood County. Ancestors of today's Devon cattle arrived in this country in the mid-1620s. Descendants have been at this farm since 1849. Original owners, Colonel Thomas Lenoir and . . . Map (db m229441) HM
8 North Carolina, Haywood County, Canton — Locust Field CemeteryConfederate Rendezvous
The first Locust Old Fields Baptist Church was established here in 1803. It was among the first churches established west of Asheville. Although the original building no longer stands, it served the small community here for many years as a house of . . . Map (db m75504) HM
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9 North Carolina, Haywood County, Canton — P-19 — Morning Star Church
Organized by German Lutherans about 1825; Methodist since 1866. Is 2½ miles south.Map (db m17098) HM
10 North Carolina, Haywood County, Canton — Osborne Boundary Oak Tree
This tree has witnessed several centuries of history, provided shade for nearby early Native American settlements, edged the trail of the Rutherford Trace march against the Cherokee, and served as a boundary marker before Haywood County was . . . Map (db m234881) HM
11 North Carolina, Haywood County, Canton — P-40 — Rutherford Trace
The expedition led by Gen. Griffith Rutherford against the Cherokee, Sept. 1776, passed near-by along Hominy Creek.Map (db m17096) HM
12 North Carolina, Haywood County, Canton — The Canton Area History Museum
The original purpose for this building was to house the local Canton Library. Constructed in 1954 with the funds of the Champion Paper Foundation, the brick structure was dedicated the same year. William B. Umstead, North Carolina's then . . . Map (db m234882) HM
13 North Carolina, Haywood County, Canton — West Fork Pigeon River Truss Bridge (1891)Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
This Pratt through-truss bridge, known as Truss Bridge #79, was fabricated by the Phoenix Bridge Co. in 1891 and was originally erected about a mile downstream. When replaced with a larger bridge in the 1920s, the old iron bridge was relocated . . . Map (db m229447) HM
14 North Carolina, Haywood County, Canton, Woodrow — Calvin Filmore Christopher(1859-1940)
“Filmore” was known as the Pigeon River Inventor and lived just 100 yards east of here. → He was one of N.C.'s most prolific inventors and was reported to have 100 or more patents for his inventions, including several merchant's . . . Map (db m229432) HM
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Jul. 14, 2024