Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Burnsville  

Sundial 676
State/Province:  North Carolina Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   35° 55.098' N Longitude:   82° 17.968' W
Location:
  • Yancy Common Times Journal Bldg.
    22 N. Main Street
    Burnsville
    South wall
 
Description:
  • The Quilt Block Sundial, an 8x8 foot painted wood nearly-south facing vertical dial with a steel gnomon rod. Dial face consists of a bold quilt block pattern and includes Arabic hour numerals for local solar time, EST and EDT. Hour lines are corrected for longitude and EOT correction is provided by the profile of purple hills along the bottom of the dial. The star map at the top of the dial represents the starry sky at the first sunrise over the newly formed Yancy County on December 29, 1833. The dial declines 3? west of south. A 3 foot thick steel frame locates dial away from wall to clear roof overhang.

    This Quilt Block is one of over 150 colorful blocks painted on buildings along the Quilt Trails of Western North Carolina.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Quilt Trails of Western North Carolina
  • "Burnsville NC" inscribed within EOT graph
  • Designer: Dial design by Bob Hampton; quilt art and layout by Martin Webster
  • Builder: Dial face built and painted by Quilt Trails of North Carolina, directed by Barbara Webster
  • Construction Date: 3/20/2010
 
References: Web Links:
  • Photos by Barbara Webster
    Additional photos by Roger Bailey
 
Attachments Available:

Last Revised: 6/16/2013 9:50