Deep in the mountains of Jackson County, just outside Sylva, North Carolina, sets a large, baffling stone. It is a soapstone boulder, and it’s covered with a plethora of strange drawings that some archaeologists believe may be 2, to 3, years old. Sylva, NC () Today. Mixed clouds and sun this morning. Scattered thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High 84F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.. Tonight. Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 68F. Winds light and variable. Judaculla Rock in Jackson County (near Sylva and Western Carolina University) is a sandstone boulder with some 1, designs carved into it by the Cherokee. It's about 30 miles from the Qualla Boundary, home to today's Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The Judaculla Rock was a sacred site for the Cherokee Indians before the colonization of North America, and this engraved soapstone boulder can still be visited in western North Carolina. Judaculla Rock is a historic site owned and operated by Jackson County and is open every day until dusk. The Rock is located near Cullowhee, North Carolina. From US 74, take Exit 85 to Business Route 23 through Sylva.
Like Atlas Obscura and get our latest and greatest stories in your Facebook feed. In a field by a stream in Jackson county lies the mysterious artifact called Judaculla Rock. Reviewed May 24, Interesting artifact - lots of petroglyphs on one stone. Judaculla Rock in Jackson County near Sylva and Western Carolina University is a sandstone boulder with some 1, designs carved into it by the Cherokee. Currently the rock is quickly eroding and evades study. Also See.
Would you associate this place or activity with history? Thank kateg Community Discussion No Comments Yet. Turn left on Judaculla Rock Road for a half mile. June 1-August 17, 70th Season! Reviewed January 19, A piece of history not taught in school.
June 1-August 17, 70th Season! Easter Island, Chile. Does this place or activity allow pets? TripAdvisor has been notified. The rock was donated to Jackson County, and they are taking steps to prevent erosion and preserve the rock for viewing. Mysterious hieroglyphics, supposedly carved by Indians, adorn this large boulder.