Hwy 705 Pottery Highway - Robbins,NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member KF4PQT
N 35° 26.004 W 079° 35.246
17S E 628219 N 3922023
Quick Description: Hwy 705 designated as Pottery Highway
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 6/29/2014 12:47:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMM0YV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 2

Long Description:
The route takes the traveler through historic areas of North Carolina which have been making and selling hand-turned or "hand-thrown" pottery since the eighteenth century. The area potters specialize in traditional functional pottery as well as artistic pottery.

The Cole, Potts, King, Auman, Owen, McNeill, Teague, and Albright families are eighth- and ninth-generation potters in Robbins, Seagrove and the surrounding areas.

Some of the oldest, historic pottery locations still in operation just North of Robbins include the "Original" Owens Pottery founded in 1895 and Jugtown Pottery founded in 1921. Jugtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Highway 705 is located in Moore and Randolph Counties with this section through Robbins,NC.
Program: US State Program

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: 705 Pottery Highway

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