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Albemarle…More than Home to an American Idol

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A May 2006 trip to Albemarle by vampirefan

Stanley County Museum Photo, More Photos
Quote: This charming town is far more than just home to Kellie Pickler, of American Idol fame. Join me on a look at this incredible town.

Stanley County Museum

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Attraction | "The Snuggs House"

Stanley County Museum Photo,
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This attractive, historic home was originally built as a log cabin in 1852. Isaiah "Buck" Snuggs purchased the home, and did extensive remodeling in 1873. The home is the third oldest home in the county and was originally where the Stanley County Museum called home. This simple, yet graceful, two-story home was once the home of Sheriff Isaiah "Buck" Wilson Snuggs (1846-1904). Snuggs was part of the Carolina State Troops during the Civil War. After serving in the war, he returned home and took a turn in politics. He first served as the county treasurer and later as the counties ninth sheriff. Sheriff Snuggs was much admired and beloved sheriff during his term. When he purchased the h...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 23, 2006

Stanley County Museum
245 E. Main St.
Albemarle, North Carolina 28001
(704) 986-3777

Stanley County Museum

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Attraction | "The Freeman-Marks Home"

Stanley County Museum Photo,
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The Federal-style cottage is the oldest public building in the county, and is part of the first settlement in the area. While the home seems shockingly small by today’s standards, it was considered an ideal home for an up and coming family of the time and was owned by two well off families. The house was originally owned by prominent businessman, Daniel Freeman. After Freeman, the home went through a number of owners. One of the owners was Samuel James Premberton, who co-authored The NC Criminal Code in 1892, while living here. The book is still in use by lawyers and law enforcement even today. In 1884 Whitson A Marks, a local farmer and business man, purchased the property...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 23, 2006

Stanley County Museum
245 E. Main St.
Albemarle, North Carolina 28001
(704) 986-3777

Stanley County Museum

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Attraction | "The Stanley County Museum"

Stanley County Museum Photo,
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Open since 1996, the Stanley County Museum offers visitors a lesson in the history of the county that dates back to more than 10,000 years ago when Native-Americans first arrived. The museum is run by the Stanley County Historic Preservation Commission. The museum, while small, is still very interesting and shows the history of the area. When you first walk in you will see a large display case showing an general look at Albemarle and Stanley county. There are presentations of photographs, books, journals, advertising memorabilia, and everyday items representing several eras. When you walk on around the first display area honors those who served in the war. Artifacts, from the Civil Wa...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 23, 2006

Stanley County Museum
245 E. Main St.
Albemarle, North Carolina 28001
(704) 986-3777

Rock Creek Park, Nature Center/Planetarium

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Attraction | "Rock Creek Park"

Rock Creek Park, Nature Center/Planetarium Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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One of the largest and prettiest parks around is Rock Creek Park, located just off of Business Highway 52. This lovely wooded 100-acre park offers a variety of options for visitors. You can swim, play sports, hike, play in the playground, or just kick back with a lovely picnic or bring the burgers and coal and cook up a feast for a few friends. For walkers and joggers, this is a small slice of heaven. You can simply walk through the beautiful park and along the creek, or take off and enjoy the several trails within the park. Right near the swimming pool there is a short trail that leads through the woods, and a walking trail on past the recreation department offices. Scattered thr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 24, 2006

Rock Creek Park, Nature Center/Planetarium
5200 Glover Road NW
Washington, DC 20015

Morrow Mountain State Park

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Got A Boat?  Photo,
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Just a scant 10 minutes from Albemarle, you can find yourselves transported to another place and another time. Welcome to Morrow Mountain. Come and enjoy this spectacular state park where you can experience life pretty much as the natives once found it. The mountain ranges here is amongst the oldest mountain ranges in the eastern part of the country. The forces that drove these mountains began almost a million years ago and after years of erosion have reduced the Uwharrie range to less than 1,000 feet. During the 1930s the state began development on the park and by 1937 had over 3,000 acres of land. In 1939 the park was finally opened to the public as a NC state park. Over the years develo...Read More

City Lake Park

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The boat launch Photo,
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One of the loveliest city parks in the area can be found at the City Lake Park. This 90 acre park is built around the 112 acre City Lake. The lake once was a reservoir and served as the counties drinking water supply. In 2000 the city began plans to have the lake turned into a city park. The lake was drained and cleaned up. It was then filled and stocked with fish. In 2003 the park was open to the public as part of the parks and recreation department. Upon pulling into the park’s drive, you take a ¼-mile drive along a beautiful tree lined drive. There is plenty of open space between the roads for walkers and runners who do not wish to go into the park. There is parking when you fi...Read More

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