French Broad River

French Broad River (HM140T)

Location: Arden, NC 28704 Buncombe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 29.85', W 82° 35.619'

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The French Broad River played a major role in this region's early development. Initially called the "Broad River" by eighteenth-century French hunters and traders, it was later named the French Broad River. With headwaters on Pisgah Ridge twenty miles southeast of here, it flows through the mountains near Asheville and merges with the Holston River at Knoxville.

The French Broad's wide banks provided a convenient passageway through Western North Carolina's rugged mountains, so much so that it was once the main thoroughfare between the Carolinas and Tennessee. Often with herds containing thousands, nineteenth-century drovers moved cattle, horses, hogs, ducks and turkeys along this lengthy route to southern markets.
HM NumberHM140T
Series This marker is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway series
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 9:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 355456 N 3929383
Decimal Degrees35.49750000, -82.59365000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 29.85', W 82° 35.619'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 29' 51.00" N, 82° 35' 37.14" W
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Area Code(s)828
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3938 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Arden NC 28704, US
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