Merrimon and Broadway

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James Sneed and James Henry were convicted of stealing a horse and hanged at this crossing in 1835, although they claimed to be innocent. Now, the phantom sounds of horse hooves, a wagon, and a gallows trap-door are heard here.

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Merrimon Ave and Broadway
Asheville, NC
United States

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35.59964431197989, -82.5541689991951
Buncombe County, North Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Asheville, NC (0.1 mi.)
Woodfin, NC (2.8 mi.)
Biltmore Forest, NC (4.8 mi.)
Weaverville, NC (6.7 mi.)
Bent Creek, NC (7.0 mi.)
Swannanoa, NC (8.7 mi.)
Royal Pines, NC (8.9 mi.)
Avery Creek, NC (9.5 mi.)
Fairview, NC (10.7 mi.)
Fletcher, NC (12.0 mi.)


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