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Some Wonderful Blowing Rock History Books

These Books Make Great Gifts


They are wonderful books and they can be purchased at any of the following locations: 

  • The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce

  • The Blowing Rock Attraction


A Village Tapestry - The History of Blowing Rock

Barry M. Buxton, "A Village Tapestry". Boone, NC: Appalacian Consortium Press, 1989. Print.

This book is considered a "must read" for any fan of Blowing Rock history.  "A Village Tapestry" was awarded “Best Local History “ by the Society of North Carolina Historians.  It is an outstanding and comprehensive history of Blowing Rock, written by Dr. Barry M. Buxton.  Barry is a highly  accomplished local, coming from an old and prominent Blowing Rock family.

Note: "A Village Tapestry" has been reprinted by the Blowing Rock Historical Society

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Post Cards - Of Historic Blowing Rock (Volume II)

Blowing Rock Historical Society, "Post Cards Of Historic Blowing Rock".  Boone, NC: Parkway Publishers, Inc., 2007. Print

This is a terrific compilation of hundreds of old post cards along with descriptions.  They are a great show-and-tell book that gives you wonderful pictures and stories about our history.

Trails Through Time - A History of the Blowing Rock Area

A very well researched history of our area from 1400 AD to 1900 AD.  Steve Sudderth is another multi-generational Blowing Rock local, with an incredible ability to find and research even old, obscure documents.

For information about finding Steve's book, visit his web site:

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