Old Fort

Arrowhead Postcard

I am posting a group of scanned images of postcards that I found in my Mother’s photos.

Old Fort Arrowhead
Old Fort Arrowhead

Back of  Postcard
Back of Postcard
Front top:  N-672  Arrow Head Monument to First Settlers of Old Fort, N.C. 

Front bottom right:  E-6490

Back top left:  This arrow-head marks the site of the Old Fort from which the town Old Fort, North Carolina takes its name and commemorates the most Western outpost of the American Colonies until the year 1756 

Back center:  Published by Asheville Post Card Co., Asheville, N.C.

 

 

 

Mount Mitchell and Royal Gorge Section of Western North Carolina – Postcard Pack

These postcards are from a packet titled “Mount Mitchell and Royal Gorge Section of Western North Carolina.”

 

Description Front Back
1. Front top left: Mount Mitchell and Royal Gorge Section of Western North Carolina.

Front flap of pack
Front flap of pack

Back flap of pack
Back flap of pack
Front top right: Postage 1 ½ c without message
Back top: Sunset Scene in Royal Gorge, showing Highway No. 70
2. Front top: The Beautiful Swannanoa River

Swannanoa River
The Beautiful Swannanoa River

 “Mitchell Falls,” on side of Mount Mitchell
“Mitchell Falls,” on side of Mount Mitchell
Front bottom right:    48285
Back top: “Mitchell Falls,” on side of Mount Mitchell
Back bottom right:    1204
3. Front top: Moonlight over the Royal Gorge from Point Lookout

Royal Gorge Point Lookout
Royal Gorge Point Lookout

U.S. Hwy 70
U.S. Hwy 70
Front bottom:   (no inscription)
Back top: U.S. Highway No. 70 descending the mountain
Back bottom: Near Point Lookout
Back bottom right: 33240
4. Front top: Airplane view of Lake Tomahawk and Recreation Center, Black Mountain

Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountian, North Carolina
Lake Tomahawk Aerial

Blue Sea Falls
Blue Sea Falls
Front bottom:   48648
Back top: Blue Sea Falls on Wilson Motor Road to Mount Mitchell.
5. Front top: Gaither Hall (Administration Building) Montreat College

 Gaither Hall at Montreat College
Gaither Hall at Montreat College

Stream at Montreat
Stream at Montreat
Front bottom:   46645
Back top: Picturesque small stream, Montreat
Back bottom:   46644
6. Front top: Mount Mitchell and Motor Road from top of Pinnacle

Mtn Mitchell from Pinnacle

Catawba Falls near Old Fort
Catawba Falls near Old Fort
Back top: Upper Catawba Falls, between Ridgecreat and Old Fort
Back bottom:   22325
7. Front top: Airplane view of part of Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly

Ridgecrest Aerial
Aerial view of Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly

Double Tunnel
Double Tunnel
Front bottom right:   45488
Back top: Looking through a Double Tunnel
Back bottom right:   41986
8. Front top: Lake Eden and the Black Mountains as seen from Pavilion

Lake Eden,  Black Mountain
Lake Eden, Black Mountain

View from Mount Mitchell
View from Mount Mitchell
Front bottom right:   48657
Back top: View of the Mountains from top of Mount Mitchell
Back bottom right:   15425
9. Front top: On the top of Mount Mitchell

Original Observatory
Original Observatory

Near Old Fort, Andrew's Geyser
Near Old Fort, Andrew’s Geyser
Front bottom: Showing Observatory and Government Weather Station
Front bottom right:   46714
Back top: Andrews Geyser, Along the Southern Railroad
Back bottom right:   48658
10. Front top: Robert E. Lee Hall, Blue Ridge, N.C., near Black Mountain

Robert E. Lee Hall Blue Ridge Assembly
Robert E. Lee Hall Blue Ridge Assembly

Mount Mitchell, Altitude 6684 feet
Mount Mitchell, Altitude 6684 feet
Front bottom right:   47747
Back top: Mount Mitchell, Altitude 6684 feet
Back bottom right:   42212
11. Front top: Sunrise on Mount Mitchell

Sunrise on Mount Mitchell
Sunrise on Mount Mitchell

Moonlight overTahoma
Moonlight overTahoma
Front bottom right:   1207
Back top: Moonlight on Lake Tahoma
Back bottom: Between Old Fort and Marion
Back bottom right:   48659

Maps of McDowell County, NC

The maps at the USGenWeb Archives Maps Library are great visuals for counties lines and in what time period. This will help you locate where you should search for a particular reside during a particular time period.

In reviewing some of these North Carolina maps from the UNC Library collection, I noticed names of “homesteads”, creeks and mountains for location purposes.  Names such as Wm Hawkins, Jno Dobson, or Shadrach Creek, etc. By using the zoom, then the map locator in the top left corner, names can be identified.

1854 Survey Map of WNC Railroad: Second Section

1854 Survey Map of WNC Railroad: MacDowell County

1858 Map of the Surveys & Location of the Western North Carolina Rail Road

1881 Map of Railroad Tunnels

1894 Map of Marion, NC

1918 Old Fort, McDowell County, NC

USGenWeb Digital Collection of North Carolina Maps

Civil War Battles in NC Map