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  • Monument Name

    Buncombe County Revolutionary War Soldiers, Asheville

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

  • City

    Asheville

  • County

    Buncombe

  • Description

    The memorial is a large irregular shaped boulder standing several feet tall. A rectangular bronze plaque commemorates Revolutionary War heroes who were buried in Buncombe County.

    Images: Far-off view of the memorial | Rear view

  • Inscription

    TO HONOR THE / REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS / BURIED IN / BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NC / JAMES ALEXANDER / ZEBULON BAIRD / WILLIAM BRITTAIN / ADAM COOPER / SAMUEL DAVIDSON / LOT HARPER / JOSEPH HARRISON / WILLIAM MOORE / JOHN PATTON / DANIEL SMITH / VALENTINE THRASH / DAVID VANCE / ROBERT WILLIAMSON / AND OTHERS / ERECTED BY EDWARD BUNCOMBE CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / ASHEVILLE 1937

    Rear plaque: TABLET GIVEN IN MEMORY OF / LAURA THRASH GREEN / GREAT GRAND-DAUGHTER OF VALENTINE THRASH / REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER

  • Dedication Date

    June 6, 1937

  • Decade

    1930s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.596260 , -82.548770 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Buncombe County Court House, Asheville, N.C." in Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. Link

      "To Honor the Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Buncombe County, N.C.," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed February 20, 2016) Link

      “War Dead Are Paid Tribute,” Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC), June 7, 1937

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze, stone

  • Sponsors

    Edward Buncombe Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Location

    The memorial is located by the Buncombe County Courthouse, at College Street (Hwy 74-ALT) and Court Plaza, Asheville. In the immediate area of the old Buncombe County Courthouse there are other notable plaques, monuments and memorials: Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial, 60th North Carolina Regiment, Police and Firemen who died in the line of duty, Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Colonel Robert Morgan, Spanish American and other wars, and former Governor Samuel Ashe for whom Asheville was named. Several hundred yards to the west stands the monument to Zebulon Vance and several other small markers.

  • Landscape

    The marker stands on the grass between a paved sidewalk and Hwy 74-ALT.

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