My family on my dad's side came from Germany and made their way from PA to the mountains of NC, settling in Marshall, NC. There was always a story in the family about two of three brothers being killed in a train accident. I finally found newspaper articles that corroborated the story. Returning from a train trip, the two brothers died in a train accident in Hot Springs, NC in 1907. They stepped off one train into the path of an oncoming train. From all of the accidents I found in my research, train accidents of this type were very common, as odd as it sounds, today.
I'd like to visit the area, explore some cemetaries, and I thought a hike and stay somewhere along the AT in Hot Springs would be nice. For those that are familiar with the area, can you offer any suggestions for a starting and ending point? A good campsite or two? I'll just throw out that I'd prefer to not stay in a shelter.
Thanks for any suggestions!