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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 wa…
Prized for big game hunting skills.
Breed refined in 1800s by Henry Plott & Family.
Their home 2 mi. SW.
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. Form New England to Charleston, S.C. More than 60 times he crossed the Appalachians. Once following…
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 o…
Cherokee villages and mounds 1/3 mile west a key site for archaeologists. Occupied from 8000 B.C. to 1600s A.D.
Col. William C. Bartlett 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. William…
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 material…
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 the…
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 Jo…
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 IICongressional Medal of Honor Winners"For…