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Madison County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
Balladry
North Carolina (Madison County), Hot Springs — P 66 — Balladry
English folklorist Cecil Sharp in 1916 collected ballads in the "Laurel Country." Jane Gentry , who supplied many of the songs, lived here. — Map (db m23129) HM
North Carolina (Madison County), Hot Springs — Dorland - Bell Institute
Founded as Dorland Institute in 1887 by Dr. and Mrs. Luke Dorland. Taken over by Presbyterian Church U.S.A. in 1893. Became Dorland-Bell Institute in 1918 when consolidated with Bell Institute from Jewell Hill. Moved to Asheville in 1942 as part of . . . — Map (db m23128) HM
North Carolina (Madison County), Hot Springs — P 24 — Hot Springs
Health resort since 1800. Name changed from Warm Springs, 1886. Internment camp for Germans in World War 1 was here. — Map (db m23127) HM
North Carolina (Madison County), Hot Springs — P 27 — Paint Rock
Early landmark. Site of Blockhouse to protect settlers from Indians, 1793. Figures on rock resemble paintings. Is 5 ½ miles northwest. — Map (db m23131) HM
North Carolina (Madison County), Hot Springs — Robert E. Lee
In loving memory of Robert E. Lee and to mark the route of the Dixie Highway “The shaft memorial and highway straight attest his worth — he cometh to his own.” . . . — Map (db m3267) HM
North Carolina (Madison County), Hot Springs — Warm Springs Hotel Brother against Brother
On October 17, 1863, Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside reported from Knoxville, Tennessee, that "a regiment of North Carolina troops we are now organizing here yesterday captured Warm Springs, N.C., and now hold Paint Rock Gap." This regiment, the 2nd . . . — Map (db m23687) HM
North Carolina (Madison County), Mars Hill — P - 80 — Bascom Lamar Lunsford 1882 - 1973
"Minstrel of Appalachia." Folklorist, collector,& performer. Pioneered and promoted American folk festivals. Was born here. — Map (db m22783) HM
North Carolina (Madison County), Mars Hill — P - 34 — Mars Hill College
Baptist; coeducational. Founded 1856 as French Broad Baptist Institute. Name Changed 1859, Senior college since 1962. — Map (db m22786) HM
North Carolina (Madison County), Mars Hill — Mars Hill College Strategic Location, Divided Loyalties
Baptist farm families here established Mars Hills College in 1856. The four-acre college campus had three structures by 1861: a two-story brick classroom building, a frame dormitory for boys, and a frame teachers' residence. They stood about 75 . . . — Map (db m23140) HM
North Carolina (Madison County), Marshall — P 71 — " Shelton Laurel Massacre "
Thirteen men and boys, suspected of Unionism, were killed by Confederate soldiers in early 1863. Graves 8 mi. E. — Map (db m23126) HM
North Carolina (Madison County), Marshall — Buncombe Turnpike
"Completed in 1827 from Saluda Gap to Buncombe County Court House and along the French Broad River by way of Barnard's and Warm Springs to Tennessee line. Served as the major trade route through mountains of western North Carolina until 1882." — Map (db m23690) HM
North Carolina (Madison County), Marshall — Colonel Edward F. Rector, USAF
Colonel Edward F. Rector, a native of Madison County, NC, proudly served our country in World War II as a member of the Flying Tigers. — Map (db m75567) WM
North Carolina (Madison County), Marshall — David Vance
Stock Stand owned by Vance, father of Governor Zebulon B. Vance, stood a few yard to the east. The Stand or Inn was also the home of the Vance family for a few years. In 1853 Zebulon Vance gave land as a site for Marshall as the county seat. — Map (db m23692) HM
North Carolina (Madison County), Marshall — P 73 — Frances Goodrich - 1856 - 1944 -
Missionary and teacher, Her Allanstand Cottage Industries promote the revival of Appalachian handicrafts. Lived here. — Map (db m23125) HM
North Carolina (Madison County), Marshall — Marshall Divided Loyalties
On May 13, 1861, voters gathered here in Marshall, the Madison County seat, to elect a delegate for the Secession Convention to be held in Raleigh. The citizens were divided in their loyalties. Sheriff Ransom P. Merrill and others were later . . . — Map (db m75592) HM
North Carolina (Madison County), Marshall — Robert E. Lee Dixie Highway
. . . — Map (db m23695) HM

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