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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Marion, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg McDowell County, NC (12) Avery County, NC (11) Buncombe County, NC (91) Burke County, NC (20) Mitchell County, NC (9) Rutherford County, NC (32) Yancey County, NC (8)  McDowellCounty(12) McDowell County (12)  AveryCounty(11) Avery County (11)  BuncombeCounty(91) Buncombe County (91)  BurkeCounty(20) Burke County (20)  MitchellCounty(9) Mitchell County (9)  RutherfordCounty(32) Rutherford County (32)  YanceyCounty(8) Yancey County (8)
Location of Marion, North Carolina
    McDowell County (12)
    Avery County (11)
    Buncombe County (91)
    Burke County (20)
    Mitchell County (9)
    Rutherford County (32)
    Yancey County (8)
 
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1North 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
2North 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 m77441) HM
3North 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
4North 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
5North 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
6North 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
 
Apr. 17, 2021