McDowell County

This page contains information available through the NCGS concerning McDowell County.

USGS 7.5-minute quadrangles covering McDowell County

[1:24,000 scale maps for McDowell County]

Statewide index to 7.5-minute quadrangles Ordering information

Highest Point*

McDowellPinnacle (Montreat 1 triangle)85665!Montreat
A "!" in the column labeled "+/!" indicates an exact elevation. An estimated elevation is indicated by "+".
*Some counties have more than one location that appear to have the same elevation. These counties show more than one entry in this table.
If you are interested in the highest elevation in every county, try this table.

NCGS Publications covering McDowell County

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Dissertations and theses covering McDowell County

Copies of Ph.D. dissertations and M.S. theses at the NCGS Archdale office are listed below. These volumes are not for sale, but can be viewed at the NCGS offices in Raleigh, NC. For interlibrary loan, please check with the degree-granting institution.








Boyer, S. E. 1978 Structure and origin of Grandfather Mountain Window, North Carolina Johns Hopkins University Ph.D. dissertation 280 p. Structural geology
Brobst, D. A. 1953 Geology of the Plumtree area, Spruce Pine district, North Carolina University of Minnesota Ph.D. dissertation 117 p. Geologic mapping
Byrd, W. J. 1973 Petrology of the Cambrian Shady Dolomite in North Carolina, northeast Tennessee, and southwest Virginia UNC at Chapel Hill Ph.D. dissertation 152 p. Petrology
Eckelmann, F. D. 1954 The sedimentary origin and stratigraphic equivalence of the so-called Cranberry and Henderson granites in western NC Columbia University Master thesis 47 p. Regional geology
Hinrichs, F. W. 1941 The occurence of a mica in the Spruce Pine district, North Carolina Northwestern University Master thesis 114 p. Economic (muscovite)
Howell, D. E. 1975 Geology of the southern two-thirds of the Celo 7.5 minute quadrangle, North Carolina UNC at Chapel Hill Master thesis 60 p. Geologic mapping, Economic (mica)
Hurley, B. W. 1974 Geology of the Old Fort Area, McDowell County, North Carolina UNC at Chapel Hill Master thesis 64 p. Geologic mapping
Manger, P. H. 1981 A structural analysis along the Linville Falls thrust fault in Western North Carolina University of Kentucky Master thesis 112 p. Structural Geology
McGill, K. A. 1980 Tectonic history of the Blue Ridge and Brevard zone near Old Fort, North Carolina UNC at Chapel Hill Master thesis 68 p. Geologic mapping
Stonebraker, J. D. 1973 Potassium-argon geochronology of the Brevard fault zone southern Appalachians Florida State University Ph.D. dissertation 135 p. Geochronology
Whisnant, J. S. 1975 Geology of the southeastern quarter of the Marion 15-minute Quadrangle, North Carolina UNC at Chapel Hill Master thesis 50 p. Geologic mapping
*Topic = A broad classification for the type of geologic research covered.
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