McDowell House at Quaker Meadows

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Built in 1812 by Captain Charles McDowell, Jr., this classic Federal home portrays the history of life during the 19th century. On September 30, 1780, General Charles and Major Joseph McDowell and the Overmountain Men held a rendezvous at Quaker Meadows prior to marching to the Battle of Kings Mountain.

119 St. Mary's Church Rd.
Morganton, NC 28680

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