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Roadside historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here. Please click on "more detail" above to see the requirements for posting in this category.
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In 1935 the General Assembly authorized the establishment of the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program. The North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program is one of the oldest such programs in continuous operation in the United States.

Prior to 1935 the North Carolina Historical Commission (established in 1903) and private organizations (such as the Daughters of the American Revolution) sponsored a small number of historical markers and plaques. The state program, modeled after one begun in Virginia in 1926, was an effort to standardize the practice of marking sites of statewide historical significance.

The silver and black markers have become a familiar part of the state's landscape since the first one was put in place in Granville County on January 10, 1936. To date over 1,400 state markers have been erected. At least one stands in every county.

Instructions for Posting a North Carolina Historical Markers Waymark:

1) The name of your waymark should be the same as the Historic Marker or a slight variation thereof. Optionally, you may list the marker number as well. Please do not give your entry a clever name or insert anything else. Please make it easy for others to search for your waymark by sticking to the basic name and number.

2) A photo or photos of the Historic Marker clearly showing the marker name and designation number must be submitted with each waymark entry. This should be a high quality photo. No low resolution camera phone shots please.

3) The photo must appear on the main waymark page. (To do this simply check the "Make this image the default image for the waymark" box under file name when you upload your photo.)

4) A brief description of location, i.e. City or County will be most useful.

5) Any Internet reference links to the actual site or area are welcome. If you can add to the information on the marker, please do so. We'd all like to learn more about the history of the site than just what's on the markers. Internet searches can often provide some brief information on a site's history.

6) Please use Standard Location Coordinate references: N 00° 00.000 W 000° 00.000

6) A useful link in your search of newer markers is HERE

The state also publishes a Guide to North Carolina Highway Historical Markers. It can be purchased HERE

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

Photos of your visit to the marker are required, but PLEASE, no old vacation photos taken just because it was there!

Comments about your visit, interesting nearby areas and any significant information you may have on this waymark are encouraged.

Most of all, enjoy the History that North Carolina has to offer! From the Mountains to the Ocean .. it's all here!

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North Carolina Historical MarkersCharlotte Speedway (L105)

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This marker is located near the Charlotte Douglas International Airport just off of Interstate 85.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DukeRoom

location: North Carolina

date approved: 1/3/2014

last visited: 12/29/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersB 25 Flat Swamp Church

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This North Carolina Historical Marker is on US Hwy 64 at Jenkins Road about 1.5 miles west of Robersonville, North Carolina.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/26/2013

last visited: 2/22/2012

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North Carolina Historical MarkersI-18 Sherman's Army

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I- 18 Sherman's Army located on Hay Street near the intersection of Ray Avenue in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member david28377

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/25/2013

last visited: 11/23/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersII-1 BATTLE OF BENTONVILLE, MARCH 19, 20, AND 21, 1865

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II-1 Battle of Bentonville is located at a rest stop just south of exit 49 on northbound I-95 near Fayetteville, North Carolina.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member david28377

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/14/2013

last visited: 10/25/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersLittleton College (E28)

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NC Historical Marker located along US 158 East in Littleton, NC.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DukeRoom

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/8/2013

last visited: 11/10/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersWalter Clark (E43)

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NC Historical Marker located beside NC 4 North, south of Littleton, NC.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DukeRoom

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/8/2013

last visited: 11/10/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersBartholomew F. Moore (E104)

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NC Historical Marker located along NC 4 between Medoc Mountain State Park and Interstate 95.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DukeRoom

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/8/2013

last visited: 11/10/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersCornwallis (E15)

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NC Historical Marker along NC 4 North near Gold Rock.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DukeRoom

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/8/2013

last visited: 11/10/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersRandolph County Courthouse #7 - Asheboro, NC

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This is the old courthouse, number seven in a line of 9.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/6/2013

last visited: 12/6/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersI-66 The Bartrams

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I-66 The Bartrams located on NC HWY 87 south of Elizabethtown in Bladen County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member david28377

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/6/2013

last visited: 10/12/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersM-42 James Wellborn

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M-42 James Wellborn located west of Wilkesboro, NC on NC HWY 268 near the intersection of Stokes St.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member david28377

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/6/2013

last visited: 10/5/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersM-2 Montfort Stokes

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M-2 Montfort Stokes located west of Wilkesboro, NC on NC HWY 268.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member david28377

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/6/2013

last visited: 10/5/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersDobbs County Courthouse Site (1758-1791)

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Dobbs County, NC no longer exists but this marker marks the courthouse site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member D&D23336

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/3/2013

last visited: never

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North Carolina Historical MarkersSeymour Johnson Air Force Base (F59)

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This historical marker is located just before the main gate into Seymour Johnson AFB. You can reach it without entering the base.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DukeRoom

location: North Carolina

date approved: 9/12/2013

last visited: 9/20/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersSherman's March (H74)

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Sherman's March (H74) - Enroute from Goldsboro to Raleigh, Sherman's army camped 1 mile east and on April 12, 1865, celebrated the news of Lee's surrender.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DukeRoom

location: North Carolina

date approved: 9/12/2013

last visited: 9/20/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersGeorge H. White (E116)

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George H. White (E116) 1852-1918 - Represented the state's "Black Second" district. U.S. House, 1897-1901. Last black Southerner in Congress for 72 years. Lived two blocks east.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DukeRoom

location: North Carolina

date approved: 9/12/2013

last visited: 9/20/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersKnights of Labor (E122)

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Knights of Labor (E122) - Black farmworkers in region affiliated with labor union, 1886-1890. Precursor to the Fusion movement. State convention held here, 1890.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DukeRoom

location: North Carolina

date approved: 9/12/2013

last visited: 9/20/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersM-56 North Wilkesboro Speedway

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M-56 North Wilkesboro Speedway located on Speedway Road just north of US HWY 421, exit 277.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member david28377

location: North Carolina

date approved: 8/29/2013

last visited: 8/17/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersH-83 Flora MacDonald

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H-83 Flora MacDonald Marker is located on NC HWY 24 west of NC HWY 87 in front of Champion Hill Presbyterian Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member david28377

location: North Carolina

date approved: 8/29/2013

last visited: 8/11/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersEdward A. Johnson (H90)

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Edward A. Johnson, 1860-1944. Politician, businessman, philanthropist, author, and educator. First black to publish a N.C. textbook. Home was here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DukeRoom

location: North Carolina

date approved: 8/29/2013

last visited: 9/20/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersState Bank Building (H5)

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State Bank Building. First State Bank, est. 1814; housed Christ Church rectory, 1873-1951. Reopened 1969 as bank 50 yds. N.W.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DukeRoom

location: North Carolina

date approved: 8/29/2013

last visited: 9/20/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersNorth Carolina State Library (H85)

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North Carolina State Library. Established 1812 under Wm. Hill, Sec. of State; James F. Taylor first state librarian, 1843. Moved here in 1968.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DukeRoom

location: North Carolina

date approved: 8/29/2013

last visited: 9/20/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersN.C. Division of Archives & History (H82)

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N.C. Division of Archives & History. Organized as the N.C. Historical Commission in 1903; R.D.W. Conner, first secretary. Moved to this building, 1968.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DukeRoom

location: North Carolina

date approved: 8/29/2013

last visited: 9/20/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersSt. Agnes (H121)

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St. Agnes. Hospital. First nursing school in N.C. for African Americans. 1896-1961. Founded by Sarah Hunter. Building four blocks N.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DukeRoom

location: North Carolina

date approved: 8/29/2013

last visited: 9/20/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersSt. Augustine's College (H96)

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St. Augustine's College. Founded in 1867 by the Episcopal Church as a normal school for freed-men. Since 1928 a four-year college. 4 blocks N.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DukeRoom

location: North Carolina

date approved: 8/29/2013

last visited: 9/20/2013

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