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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 descr…
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.
Erected and dedicated by theUnited Daughters of the Confederacyand friendsin loving memory ofRobert E. Leeand to mark the route of the Dixie Highway"The shaft memorial and highway straightattest his worth- he cometh to his own"Littlefield
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.
"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."
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 2n…
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 ya…
Early landmark. Site of Blockhouse to protect settlersfrom Indians, 1793. Figures on rock resemble paintings. Is 5 ½ miles northwest.
English folklorist Cecil Sharp in 1916 collected ballads in the "Laurel Country." Jane Gentry , who supplied many of the songs, lived here.
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 o…