Burke County is home to 12 of the states 1,538 historic markers.,
One could easily pass an
afternoon away driving around Burke County to visit all the markers.
The markers have been erected
at places such as Broughton Hospital, which opened in 1883, the
North Carolina School for the
Deaf, which opened in 1894.
All of the eleven historic signs in Burke County are listed below:
- The Andre' Michaux marker is located on N.C. 181 just past the Burger
- The Broughton Hospital
marker is located on N. C. 18 on the right going out of town as you top
the hill at Brought Hospital.
- The Camp Vance Training Camp
marker is located at east of Morganton at Pleasant View Baptist Church on
- The Fort San Juan marker is
located at the intersection of Hwy 181 and Bost Road. Four miles from
- The North Carolina School for the
Deaf is located at intersection of Fleming Drive by-pass and Burkemont Street in the City of Morganton. Marker is located off Fleming
Drive as you drive in.
- The Old Burke County Court
House located in the center of City of Morganton, N. C.
- The Quaker Meadows marker is off
181 east of turnoff on St. Mary's Church Road where the home
is located, the oldest know home in Burke County.
- The Rutherford College historic marker is located on Malcolm
- The Stoneman's Raid marker is located
before you get to Catawba River north on N.C. 64-18
- The Tod R. Caldwell marker, which was once located where Marquee
has been moved to the corner of East Union and Green streets,
beside the theater.
- The Waldenses marker on U.S. 64/70.
- The Waightstill Avery historic marker is located in front of the Burger
King on N.C. 181.
There is at least
one marker in every county of the state. They commemorate
events or buildings.
from The News Herald and edited ,
October 15, 2003
Pictures by Dewey Evans Fox