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Banner Elk, North Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By Don Morfe, August 20, 2014
Banner Elk Marker
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
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
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

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