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Andrews Geyser

Mill Creek Rd, Old Fort, North Carolina 28762 USA

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“eye catching man made geyser”

Andrews Geyser is a man-made fountain in Old Fort, North Carolina in McDowell County. The fountain is named for Colonel Alexander Boyd Andrews, a North Carolina native who was the Vice President of the Southern Railway Company and one of the men responsible for the construction of the railroad between Old Fort and Asheville, North Carolina, in the late 19th century. The fountain was constructed in 1885 with a dual purpose: it was a feature of the Round Knob Hotel, and a tribute to the approximately 120 men who died building the railroad through this particularly treacherous stretch of land, that culminates with the crossing of the Eastern Continental Divide through the Swannanoa Tunnel. The fountain was said to be eye-catching for railroad passengers ascending the 13 miles of track and seven tunnels that peaks at the top of Swannanoa Gap because it could be seen several times along the route.

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January 17, 2020

Water not running, nice river next to road and rr tracks. Single lane road under bridge, beautiful views, good reads about the history

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August 19, 2017

If you are looking for a nice spot to take a picnic or just be outside this wide open field is a great option. The area was well maintained and a nice drive through to get there.

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July 31, 2017
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This is a huge fountain way off the beaten track. It's amazing to see and has a huge field around it. Good for running little ones or well trained dogs. There are some picnic tables next to a creek on the shade so it's a very good spot for a picnic. Definitely not a showstopper but lots of history here. From the start of the railroad thru to the civil war.

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Andrews Geyser

Mill Creek Rd
Old Fort, North Carolina
28762 USA


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