Beaver Creek

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In 1766, Daniel and Rebecca Boone moved their family from the Forks of the Yadkin to the Upper Yadkin River, building several cabins in the area. The cabin site along the Yadkin River at Holman's Ford lies beneath the surface of W. Kerr Scott Reservoir built in 1962. The sites of two other cabins are found along Beaver Creek near Ferguson. Nearby is the Whippoorwill Academy and Village with a replica Boone cabin and several preserved structures from the 19th and late 18th centuries. From Elkville, a drive up Elk Creek ascends to the Blue Ridge Plateau on a route used by Daniel Boone on frequent hunting expeditions.

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Boone Cabin Sites at Beaver Creek

A marker on NC Hwy 268 at Alfred Foster Road shows the location of two cabins along Beaver Creek where Daniel and Rebecca Boone lived from around 1767 to 1773. (Hint for visitors: The wooden sign is no longer present having blown down in a wind storm around 2012.) The plaque was placed in 1974. | Creator: Randell Jones and North Carolina Daniel Boone Heritage Trail, Inc. [View Additional File Details]

Replica of Boone's Cabin at Beaver Creek

This cabin is on site at Whippoorwill Academy and Village in Ferguson. A pedestal includes stones taken from the actual Daniel Boone cabin on Beaver Creek. | Creator: Randell Jones and North Carolina Daniel Boone Heritage Trail, Inc. [View Additional File Details]

Elk Creek

A drive up Elk Creek valley from Elkville leads to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Blue Ridge Plateau on which Daniel Boone hunted often. | Creator: Randell Jones and North Carolina Daniel Boone Heritage Trail, Inc. [View Additional File Details]

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Randell Jones and North Carolina Daniel Boone Heritage Trail, Inc., “Beaver Creek,” Daniel Boone's Trail, accessed September 17, 2019, http:/​/​bythewaywebf.​webfactional.​com/​dboone/​items/​show/​16.​
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