Ranger's Dwelling

Ranger's Dwelling (HMTEI)

Location: Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 Transylvania County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 21.121', W 82° 46.817'

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A home away from home

Constructed in 1882, by Hiram King this large, two-story home was purchased by George W. Vanderbilt to house his rangers. Ranger George Gillespie and his family boarded eight forestry students in the rooms upstairs. For two meals each day, Mrs. Gillespie fed the students along with her family. Part of the garden near the house became a seedling nursery for school projects.
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 338236 N 3913535
Decimal Degrees35.35201667, -82.78028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 21.121', W 82° 46.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 21' 7.26" N, 82° 46' 49.02" W
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Area Code(s)828
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11250 Pisgah Hwy, Pisgah Forest NC 28768, US
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