Yancey County, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

Yancey County, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

by Kiesa Kay, Elaine McAlister Dellinger
     
 

The biggest meteor shower of the century filled the sky in the winter of 1833, and Yancey County came into being that December. It is a place of fierce independence, astounding natural beauty, and civic pride. Nestled amidst the Black Mountains, the county boasts 19 peaks above 6,000 feet, including Mount Mitchell, the tallest peak in the Eastern United States.

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The biggest meteor shower of the century filled the sky in the winter of 1833, and Yancey County came into being that December. It is a place of fierce independence, astounding natural beauty, and civic pride. Nestled amidst the Black Mountains, the county boasts 19 peaks above 6,000 feet, including Mount Mitchell, the tallest peak in the Eastern United States. Archaeological excavations trace human history in Yancey County as far back as the Paleo-Indian period, 9000 to 10,000 BC, based on regional dates. Families have flourished for many generations along the Cane and Toe Rivers in a mineral-rich land dotted with fresh springs and free-flowing creeks. Named for statesman and orator Bartlett Yancey, the county is characterized by streets and areas with delightful names, such as Barking Dog, Bee Log, and Merry Bear Lane. The citizens are descended from ancestors who fought on both sides of the War between the States. Working the county's land of plenty has given them ginseng, galax, tobacco, ramps, and a cornucopia of fine foods.

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Title: History of Yancey County Told Through Photographs

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Date: 7/18/2011

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series is Yancey County from local authors Kiesa Kay and Elaine McAlister Dellinger. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

The biggest meteor shower of the century filled the sky in the winter of 1833, and Yancey County came into being that December. It is a place of fierce independence, astounding natural beauty, and civic pride. Nestled amidst the Black Mountains, the county boasts 19 peaks above 6,000 feet, including Mount Mitchell, the tallest peak in the Eastern United States.

Archaeological excavations trace human history in Yancey County as far back as the Paleo-Indian period, 9000 to 10,000 BC, based on regional dates. Families have flourished for many generations along the Cane and Toe Rivers in a mineral-rich land dotted with fresh springs and free-flowing creeks. Named for statesman and orator Bartlett Yancey, the county is characterized by streets and areas with delightful names, such as Barking Dog, Bee Log, and Merry Bear Lane. The citizens are descended from ancestors who fought on both sides of the War between the States. Working the county's land of plenty has given them ginseng, galax, tobacco, ramps, and a cornucopia of fine foods.

Highlights of Yancey County:

• Crossing Came and Toe Rivers

• Sweet taters, corn and tobacco

• Blue Ridge, bluegrass and baseball

• A backwards glance

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or

(888)-313-2665.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America's people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738587608
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/18/2011
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
749,206
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Elaine McAlister Dellinger is a local historian who traces her Yancey County lineage back 200 years. She and coauthor Kiesa Kay interviewed 40 locals to consolidate images from families that include the Rays, Honeycutts, Proffitts, Byrds, Tiptons, Riddles, McCourrys, Webbs, Griffiths, Anglins, Whitesides, and more.

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