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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…
State dog. Prized for big game hunting skills. Breed refined in 1800s by Henry Plott & Family. Their home 2 mi. SW.
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…
Founded 1865 by Capt. John Turpin, CSA (NC)-POWNon-denominational until 1885. Became Turpin'sChapel MEC (South) 1885. Name changed to MapleGrove MEC (South) 1912. Became Maple Grove Methodist Church 1949 and Maple Grove United Methodist Church 196…
Organized in 1884 asN.C. Teachers Assemblyin the White SulphurSprings Hotel. Buildingwas one mile northwest.
Until it was demolished in 1899, the Battle House, a stagecoach house and inn, stood just to your left.There, on May 7, 1865, a proposed Union surrender was transformed into a Confederate capitulation. After Col. William C. Bartlett's 2nd N.C. …
Featuring farm home developed about 1878 byStephen J. Shelton and familyLater owned and developed by their son W.T. SheltonPreserved 1944-1977 for community use byCharles and Sally Rayfor museum and related purposes
An old Indian pathacross mountains usedby early settlers andin 1810 by Bishop Asbury.Trail passed nearby.