Wilkes Heritage Museum


Occupying the former 1902 Courthouse for Wilkes County, the Wilkes Heritage Museum interprets centuries of history for this part of the Yadkin River valley, including Daniel Boone, the backcountry patriots on their way to the Battle of Kings Mountain, railroads, moonshine, the roots of NASCAR, and the Bluegrass Hall of Fame.

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Wilkes Heritage Museum

The regional museum occupies the 1902 Wilkes County Courthouse building on courthouse square in Wilkesboro. [View Additional File Details]

Exhibit for Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

One exhibit room at the Wilkes Heritage Museum presents the story of the campaign of the backcountry patriots from Wilkes and Surry counties to what became the Battle of Kings Mountain in October 1780. [View Additional File Details]

1913 DAR marker at Wilkes Heritage Museum

In 1913, Lucy Patterson placed 13 cast iron markers for Daniel Boone's Trail through northwest North Carolina. This marker was placed in the fall of 1913 for a December dedication, but the ceremony was delayed until sometime in early 1914. | Creator: Randell Jones [View Additional File Details]

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Randell Jones, “Wilkes Heritage Museum,” Daniel Boone's Trail, accessed January 20, 2020, http:/​/​bythewaywebf.​webfactional.​com/​dboone/​items/​show/​28.​
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