Sundial: 676
State/Province:  North Carolina Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 35° 55.098' N  82° 17.968' W
  • Yancy Common Times Journal Bldg.
    22 N. Main Street
    South wall
  • 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 3deg 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
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  • Photos by Barbara Webster
    Additional photos by Roger Bailey

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Last Revised: 6/16/2013 9:50