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Crossnore

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Crossnore is a town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 192 at the 2010 census.GeographyCrossnore is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4sqmi, all land.HistoryOne of the earliest known settlers was George Crossnore who built a small cabin close to Clark's Creek in the early 19th century. Hattie Parks Wright lobbied for the establishment of a post office in the village in 1883 and suggested naming the town after its original settler.He did indeed live in what is now Crossnore, N.C. but it was in the late 18th century. You will find information about him in your archives showing him there around 1783 and other years, but he and his family moved to Tennessee in the early 19th century. He is listed as living in middle Tennessee in Stewart County in 1802.One of his sons was Jacob Crossnore. When he left the home of his father, George Crossnore, Jacob moved from Stewart County, Tennessee, to what is now Benton County, Tennessee. George Crossnore's son, George Crossnoe, moved to Wilson County, Tennessee. Son Thomas left for Wayne County, Tennessee, and son Henry moved to Perry County, Tennessee. George's two daughters and a handicapped son named Adam moved to Henry County, Tennessee. A few years later, the only remaining son in Crossnore, N.C., John, also moved his family to Tennessee.George Crossnore lived in the home of his son Henry in Perry County, Tennessee, in his later years.In the early 19th century the family's name underwent a change, as many names do over the years. The "r" was dropped from the name Crossnore now making it Crossnoe. Then over the years some family members dropped the "e", others dropping an "s", but all are descendants of George Crossnore. These names became Crossnoe, Crosnoe, Crossno, Crosno, and Crosskno.
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