Along the trail

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Battle Branch Cafe in Yadkinville
2505 Farmington Rd. | Yadkinville, NC 27055
Phone: (336) 463-2122
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The Big Woods Restaurant
at Sanders Ridge Vineyards

3200 Round Hill Rd. | Boonville, NC 27011
Phone: (336) 677-1701

El Sarape Mexican Restaurant
103 Jackson St | Yadkinville, NC 27055
Phone: (336) 679-3228
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German Family Restaurant in Yadkinville
2248 Ray T. Moore Rd. | Yadkinville, NC 27055
Phone: (336) 463-4331

Kitchen Roselli's in East Bend
105 E. Main St. | East Bend, NC
Phone: (336) 699-4898

Little Richard's BBQ in Yadkinville
916 South State Street | Yadkinville, NC 27055
Phone: (336) 679-7064

Old Stage Grill in Yadkinville
1801 Old Stage Rd. | Yadkinville, NC 27055
Phone: (336) 463-5555
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Taste of Italy in Yadkinville
946 South State St. | Yadkinville, NC 27055
Phone: (336) 677-2056
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Aquilla Creek Cottage in East Bend
6136 Aquilla Creek Road | East Bend, NC 27018
Phone: (336) 699-3758 | Toll Free: 1-866-219-0546

The Belle House
2517 Hamptonville Rd.
Hamptonville, North Carolina 27020
Phone: (336) 468-6565

Days Inn of Yadkinville
220 Sharon Drive | Yadkinville, NC 27055
Phone: (336) 679-5000

Hampton Inn in Advance
96 NC Hwy 801 North | Advance, NC 27006
Phone: (336) 998-3480

Vintage Bed and Breakfast
705 E. Main St. | Yadkinville, NC 27055
Phone: (866) 219-0696


Historic Places of Interest

There’s lots of history, most not visitable:

  • Places of interest in the Huntsville area are the Big Poplar Tree, site of a skirmish between Tories and Patriots on October 14, 1780. Remnants of the old Mulberry Fields Road can be seen near the huge tree. One Patriot, Captain Henry Francis is buried there. Recently, descendants of Captain Francis placed a new and corrected tombstone at his grave. Since that time, the nearby creek has been called Battle Branch.
  • On the north side of the Mulberry Fields Road 14 Tories are believed to have been buried. In the spring of 1781, British General Lord Cornwallis traveled this same road in his pursuit of America General Nathanael Greene. Greene had crossed at the Trading Ford, but because of spring rains, Cornwallis had to move up the west bank of the Yadkin River to cross at the Shallow Ford. Fortunately, this gave Greene time to reach Virginia and raise more troops.
  • Cornwallis and his British troops passed by the Big Poplar Tree. Local tradition holds that Cornwallis either shot the top of the tree or, or that the tree was small, and his horse nibble out the topmost branches. A more likely story is that the tree (over 250 years old) was struck by lightening.
  • Always ask permission before entering because these sites are on private land.
  • Thomas Ferrabee's grave site is close by on Pino Road (Ferrabee dropped the atomic bomb and is credited with saving hundreds of thousands of American lives by shortening WW II.)
  • Huntsville missed the vote as state capital by one vote, but there are no historic structures; the slave market is long torn down and Kelly’s Tavern is ready to fall in on itself. The owner of the slave block was named Holden and his 1850’s style house, on the Daniel Boone trail, is by the popcorn factory. It’s now Holden’s Day Lilies.
  • Daniel Boone’s first cabin is about two miles from here at the headwaters of Sugar Creek, but there is nothing to see and it’s on private property.
  • The old Hunt House is visible from Farmington Road (Hunt’s daughter had a child by one of his slaves, Hunt killed the slave in his basement and so the house is “haunted” by the slave’s ghost.)
  • Misty Creek has found 50 cal. balls from the civil war and some Indian artifacts on their property.
  • There is a gold mine about a mile from Misty Creek, and a confederate silver mine on the west bank of the Yadkin River south of the shallow ford crossing.
  • The Union armies under General George Stoneman pounded this area passing through in 1865, sacked Huntsville and looted and burned Bethania.
  • General Burgoyne passed here during the American Revolution and the spot where he crossed the Little Pee Dee River is marked on the 17th hole at Pudding Ridge Golf Course.