Historical Markers in Burke County

         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 King.
  • 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 Hwy. 70.
  • The Fort San Juan marker is located at the intersection of Hwy 181 and Bost Road. Four miles from site.
  • 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  Hwy 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 Boulevard.
  • 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 Cinemas
     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
          historical people, events or buildings.

                                                                           Taken from The News Herald and edited , October 15, 2003
                                                                                                                     Pictures by Dewey Evans Fox



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