Gilbert Town Historic District

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Gilbert Town Historic District
Gilbert Town Site.jpg
Gilbert Town Site, February 2014
Gilbert Town Historic District is located in North Carolina
Gilbert Town Historic District
Gilbert Town Historic District is located in the United States
Gilbert Town Historic District
LocationAlong sections of Rock Rd. (NC 1520) and Old Gilbert Town Rd. (NC 1539), near Rutherfordton, North Carolina
Coordinates35°24′25″N 81°56′37″W / 35.40694°N 81.94361°W / 35.40694; -81.94361Coordinates: 35°24′25″N 81°56′37″W / 35.40694°N 81.94361°W / 35.40694; -81.94361
Area459.5 acres (186.0 ha)
Built1780 (1780)
NRHP reference #06000726[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 23, 2006

Gilbert Town Historic District is a set of three archaeological sites and national historic district located near Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina. From 1776 to 1783, Gilbert Town was an important trading center and served as a camp for both Patriot and Loyalist forces during the American Revolutionary War. Gilbert Town included the William Gilbert House, a store, tavern, mill and blacksmith shop. Gilbert Town was also the site of the Rutherford County Courthouse from 1781 to 1783. The sites are located along the approximate location of Rock Road on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in February 2006.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Philip Thomason and Steven D. Smith (February 2006). "Gilbert Town Historic District" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-02-01.