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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Waynesville

 
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By Don Morfe, April 27, 2014
Battle House Marker
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1North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — Battle HouseSurrender-Role Reversal
Until it was demolished in 1899, the Battle House, a stagecoach house and inn, stood just to your left. There, on May 7, 1865, a proposed Union surrender was transformed into a Confederate capitulation. After Col. William C. Bartlett's 2nd N.C. . . . — Map (db m12892) HM
2North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — P-10 — Martin's Surrender
Gen. James G. Martin, surrendered the army of Western North Carolina, the last Confederate force in the state, in Waynesville, May 6, 1865. — Map (db m11737) HM
3North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — Museum Of N.C. Handicrafts
. . . — Map (db m12821) HM
4North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — P 58 — N.C. Education Association
Organized in 1884 as N.C. Teachers Assembly in the White Sulphur Springs Hotel. Building was one mile northwest. — Map (db m17759) HM
5North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — North Carolina Confederate Veterans Memorial Forest
The United Daughters of the Confederacy in cooperation with the United States Forest Service planted this 125 acre forest as a living memorial to the 125,000 soldiers North Carolina provided the Confederacy. The 125,000 Red Spruce tree forest was . . . — Map (db m123435) WM
6North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — Old Time MusicArtist Stefan Bonitz
Waynesville has a rich musical heritage. Today we enjoy old time music in the string bands, fiddle tunes and ballads played and sung at our street dances and many folk festivals. The artist created this sculpture from recycled industrial . . . — Map (db m75488) HM
7North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — P-87 — Plott Hound
State dog. Prized for big game hunting skills. Breed refined in 1800s by Henry Plott & Family. Their home 2 mi. SW. — Map (db m110096) HM
8North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — P-41 — Rutherford Trace
The expedition led by Gen. Griffith Rutherford against the Cherokee, Sept. 1776, passed here, through Pigeon Gap. — Map (db m11791) HM
9North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — P-42 — Rutherford Trace
The expedition led by Gen. Griffith Rutherford against the Cherokee, Sept, 1776, passed here, through Balsam Gap. — Map (db m11792) HM
10North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — Rutherford's Expedition
In 1776, Revolutionary War General Griffith Rutherford led 2,400 men through the gap below and to your left. During the war's early phases the Cherokee, with British support, repeatedly attacked the frontier settlements. Rutherford's expedition was . . . — Map (db m123300) HM
11North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — Thomas's Resting PlaceGreenhill Cemetery
Col. William Holland Thomas (February 5, 1805-May 10, 1893) is among the Confederate officers and soldiers buried here in Greenhill Cemetery. His grave is located about thirty yards in front of you on the right. Thomas, who began trading with . . . — Map (db m75487) HM
12North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — Turpin's Chapel - Maple Grove United Methodist Church
Founded 1865 by Capt. John Turpin, CSA (NC)-POW Non-denominational until 1885. Became Turpin's Chapel MEC (South) 1885. Name changed to Maple Grove MEC (South) 1912. Became Maple Grove Methodist Church 1949 and Maple Grove United Methodist Church . . . — Map (db m19734) HM
13North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — Waynesville EngagementAmong the Last to Die
Col. William C. Bartlett’s 2nd N.C. Mounted Infantry (U.S.) occupied Waynesville early in May 1865. The Federals raided the surrounding countryside, relieving civilians of their horses and provisions. On May 6, a company of Confederate Col. . . . — Map (db m75490) HM
 
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