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
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
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
In Memory of the members of the armed forces from Clyde Town-ship who gave their lives for their country.
Erected by the Town of Clyde, its citizens, and the Chamber of Commerce.
World War I
PFC. Melvin Rhinehart
World War II
CPL . . . — — Map (db m19392) WM
Home of Jacob Shook and Preaching place of Francis Asbury, pioneer bishop of American Methodism. "After crossing other streams, and losing ourselves in the woods, we came in about 9 o'clock at night to Vater Shuck's. What an awful day!"
Asbury's . . . — — Map (db m33716) HM
Named in honor of R. Gerry Browning, 1884 – 1966. Location and Claims Engineer and Parkway Consultant for North Carolina State Highway Commission, 1925 – 1964. His forceful presentation of the high quality scenery found in North . . . — — Map (db m58935) HM
Junaluska was a peace-loving Chief in Western North
Carolina. When Lake Junaluska was established, the name selected was that of the mountain keeping vigil over the lake-Junaluska Mountain - Honoring the chief. Chief Junaluska, member of the famous . . . — — Map (db m17347) HM
On February 1, 1865, Col. George Kirk, 2nd North Carolina Mounted Infantry (U.S.), left Newport, Tennessee, with 400 cavalry and 200 infantry for a raid into Haywood County. He passed through the mountains at Mount Sterling, following the . . . — — Map (db m12895) HM
Before you lies the massive Plott Balsam Range. On one of its eastern slopes Henry Plott, a German immigrant’s son, made his home in the early 1800’s. In this game-filled frontier, hunting dogs were a prized possesion. Here Henry Plott and his . . . — — Map (db m99023) HM
Family gatherings, revivals and assemblies are rooted deeply in the culture of Appalachia. The beauty of the mountains continues to attract group meetings today. The Masons, the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organization, hold their North . . . — — Map (db m127237) HM
In 1898 George Thomas McAulay Sr. and his brother William Aulay McAulay began a general mercantile business that would last until their deaths in 1943
Their original wooden store building was replaced by this brick building structure in 1909. — — Map (db m37184) HM
The Cherokee domain once extended far beyond the distant mountains, but the white man, with broken treaties and fruitless promises, brought trouble to the Indians and caused their banishment to an Oklahoma reservation. A few escaped capture and fled . . . — — Map (db m99019) HM
Francis Asbury, first elected Bishop of Methodism in the U.S.; rode on horseback over 275,000 miles over pioneer trails averaging one sermon a day. From New England to Charleston, S.C. More than 60 times he crossed the Appalachians. Once following . . . — — Map (db m90574) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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