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Yancey County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By Don Morfe, August 20, 2014
Burnsville Marker
North Carolina (Yancey County), Burnsville — Burnsville"The county is gone up"
Burnsville exemplified western North Carolinians’ divided loyalties. Yancey County was evenly split on the secession issue. In January 1861, secession advocates in the town square burned an effigy of Cong. Zebulon B. Vance, who advised caution in . . . — Map (db m77455) HM
North Carolina (Yancey County), Burnsville — N-38 — Elisha Mitchell — 1793 ~ 1857
Scientist and professor. Died in attempt to prove this mountain highest in eastern U. S. Grave is at the summit, 285 yds. S. — Map (db m11285) HM
North Carolina (Yancey County), Burnsville — Honoring Yancey County’s Confederate Dead
(front panel) 80 names listed (rear) Lest we forget, these men died for their freedom and independence. "Deo Vindice." 78 names listed — Map (db m107369) WM
North Carolina (Yancey County), Burnsville — N-16 — North Carolina / Tennessee

North Carolina
Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c. 1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776.

Tennessee
Settled before 1770 by North Carolina-Virginia . . . — Map (db m44804) HM
North Carolina (Yancey County), Burnsville — Otway Burns Monument
Otway Burns, born in Onslow County N.C. 1775. Died at Portsmouth N.C. 1850. Sailor-Soldier- Statesmen. North Carolina's foremost son in the War of 1812-15. For him, this town is named. He guarded well our seas, let . . . — Map (db m77453) HM WM
North Carolina (Yancey County), Burnsville — Rev. Elisha Mitchell, D.D.
Here lies in hope of a blessed resurrection the body of the Rev. Elisha Mitchell, D.D. who after being for thirty-nine years a professor in the University of North Carolina lost his life in the scientific exploration of the mountain, . . . — Map (db m11063) HM
North Carolina (Yancey County), Burnsville — Yancey County War Memorial
This memorial dedicated in honor of all who served in defense of our country World War I Pvt Don Anglin 22 Apr 1887 25 Dec 1918 Pvt Travis W Robinson 31 Aug 1895 23 Oct 1918 Iss D Renfro 18 Oct 1918 Afghanistan . . . — Map (db m107368) WM
North Carolina (Yancey County), Burnsville, North Carolina — North Carolina Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni
Here served members of Companies 413 and 2410 at Camp SP-2 of the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942) that magnificent Army of Youth and Peace which put into action the awakening of the people to the facts of conservation and recreation. May, . . . — Map (db m108614) HM

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