Morrow Mountain State Park
A view of the mountainside
A view of Lake Tillery - which runs at Morrow Mountains base
Another view of Lake Tillery
Morrow Mountain allows visitors to rent kayaks and enjoy Lake Tillery
One of the views from Morrow Mountain's peak
Some of the wildlife that call Morrow Mountain home
Backstory and Context
In the 1700s, Europeans settled along the Pee Dee River and in 1780, a settler named John Kirk established a ferry along the river, linking it to a major roadway. The park developed around the 1930s with many Stanly County citizens donating acres of land. The park currently covers 4,792 acres.
Many visitors are also encouraged to, "Visit the homestead of a 19th-century doctor, Dr. Francis Kron, the first physician in the area. His home, doctor's office and infirmary, and greenhouse were reconstructed in the 1960s and appear today much as they did in 1870."1
Ecology. NC State Parks. Accessed 21 February 2019. https://www.ncparks.gov/morrow-mountain-state-park/ecology.
Morrow Mountain State Park: Activities. NC State Parks. Accessed 21 February 2019. https://files.nc.gov/ncparks/maps-and-brochures/morrow-mountain-factsheet_0.pdf.
Eubanks, Georgann. Literary Trails of North Caroline Piedmont: A Guidebook. Chapel Hill, NC. The University of North Carolina Press, 2010.