Rush Wray Museum, John Wesley McElroy House, and Yancey County History Association, Burnsville – North Carolina Thursdays August 20, 2020

For this week’s North Carolina Thursdays post, I chose to look around Burnsville, Yancey County. There were some places that sounded interesting. I went with Rush Wray Museum, John Wesley McElroy House, and Yancey County History Association – I thought it was a nice choice for this week’s North Carolina Thursdays post. The museum may have some limitations due to COVID-19 pandemic. Call before planning a visit to see what the limitations are. Going to be interesting as I have to check all three names in searches.

Official Website: and (Wayback Machine)



11 Academy Street

Burnsville NC 28714
View photographs
from NC ECHO’s visit to this institution
Mailing Address

PO Box 1088

Burnsville NC 28714
Phone: (828) 682-3671

Admission: ? – not seeing admission price listed; donations appreciated

Atlas Obscura: No listing located

Facebook: Some listings located

Flickr:  (Some listings located)

Foursquare: No listing located for any of the three locations


Gluseum:  Two listings located and

Google Maps:  Google Maps Burnsville, North Carolina (Street View available) John Wesley McElroy House

Google Maps Burnsville, North Carolina (Rush Wray Museum/Yancey County History Association

HMDB: No listing located

Hometown Locator:,z,28714,p,yancey%20history%20association,i,840dnmkr-af871d410dfb45baba438ff5ce7c7975.cfm One listing located

Inspirock: No listing located


Landmarkhunter: One listing located

Linkedin: No listing located No listing located

National Register of Historic Places: Listing not digitized yet:

Only In Your State: No listing located


Roads and Kingdoms: No listing located

Roadside America: No listing located

RoadTrippers: One listing located

Silly America: No listing located

Smoky Mountain News: No listing located

Snapchat: No listing located

This is my South: No listing mentioned

Trip Advisor: One listing located

Trip Hobo:

Trip Shock:

Tumblr: No listing located

Twitch channel or search: No listing located  –

Twitter: No listing located for any of the three locations

Vimeo channel or search: Some videos located

VisitNC: One listing located

Waymarking: No listing located

Wikipedia:; mentioned on

Yelp: One listing located

YouTube: Some videos located

Past North Carolina Thursdays posts:


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