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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 MarkersMontreat College (P-84) - Black Mountain, NC

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This North Carolina Historical Marker stands in downtown Black Mountain, NC

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: North Carolina

date approved: 12/5/2016

last visited: never

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North Carolina Historical MarkersLiberty Point - 1775 - Fayetteville, NC

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Located at 145 Person Street, Fayetteville in Cumberland County, North Carolina, Liberty Point is a site that is an integral part in the founding of the United States of America.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 8/25/2016

last visited: 8/26/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersD-16 Spanish Attack

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"A Spanish expedition captured the town of Brunswick, 1748, during King George's War, but was soon driven away by the colonial militia."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 8/25/2016

last visited: 8/26/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersD-112 PARKER ROBBINS 1834-1917

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"PARKER ROBBINS 1834-1917 Civil War cavalryman. Among highest ranking North Carolinians in the United States Colored Troops. Legislator, 1868-70. Grave 1/2 mile west."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/1/2016

last visited: 7/7/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersMt Horeb Presbyterian Church and Cemetery

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Mt.Horeb Presbyterian Church and Cemetery is a historic Presbyterian church and cemetery located near Elizabethtown, Bladen County, North Carolina. It was built in 1845, and is a frame Greek Revival-style church with a pedimented front portico added.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 5/30/2016

last visited: 5/30/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersOAKLAND

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This is a local historical groups plaque honoring the home of a favorite son's home place - OAKLAND.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 5/30/2016

last visited: 5/30/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersL-77 ROCKY RIVER CHURCH

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"Presbyterian. Founded in early 1750s. Hugh McAden preached here 1755. First regular pastor, Alexander Craighead, 1758. Present church constructed 1860."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 5/30/2016

last visited: 5/30/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersL-8 NATHANIEL ALEXANDER 1756-1808

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"Governor, 1805-07. Was a surgeon in Revolutionary War; later Congressman. Birthplace was 3 mi. N."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 5/30/2016

last visited: 5/30/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersI-92 ROCKFISH FACTORY

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Marker text: "Largest textile mill in antebellum N.C. Opened 1839 by Charles Peter Mallett. Destroyed 1865 by Sherman's army. It stood 120 yards S.E"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 5/30/2016

last visited: 5/30/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersArnold Guyot 1807~1884-P 81

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Located on US 19 at Hampton Heights Rd

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 5/25/2016

last visited: 5/21/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersRutherford Trace-P 40

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Located on US 19 just east of Canton

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 5/25/2016

last visited: 5/21/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersTown of Clinton

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"Clinton, the county seat of Sampson County, is the largest and oldest city in the county, having been incorporated in 1822." quoted from web site listed below

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 4/13/2016

last visited: 4/13/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-16 N. C. Junior Reserves

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"Held the line along this road and repulsed the assault of Hobart's Union Brigade, March 19, 1865. This line was evacuated, March 20."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2016

last visited: 3/11/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersK-25 Plank Road

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"The route of the old Fayetteville-to-Salem plank road, a toll road 129 miles long, built 1849-54, crosses the highway near this point."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersH-114 Paul Green 1894-1981

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Playwright, teacher, & humanitarian. Awarded Pulitzer Prize, 1927. His 16 outdoor dramas included The Lost Colony (1937). Lived 1 mile E

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersG-132 Astronaut Training

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"Morehead Planetarium trained NASA astronauts in celestial navigation for Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab missions, 1960-75. Dome 450 ft. S."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-18 Federal Junction

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"Sherman's Left and Right Wings joined forces here during the afternoon of March 20, 1865. They constructed works across the road and skirmished with the Confederates."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-15 Main Confederate Line

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“The Left Confederate Wing, part of a long hook-shaped line designed to trap the Union forces, extended across the road here on March 19."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-14 FIRST UNION ATTACK

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“Brig. Gen. W. P. Carlin's Division attacked the Confederate line above the road here on March 19. Repulsed, they threw up works but were driven out by the Confederate charge.”

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-13 FIGHTING BELOW THE ROAD

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“One-half mile south of this point, across the road, Brig. Gen. J.D. Morgan's Union Division halted the main Confederate charge, March 19, 1865, in one of the fiercest engagements of the battle.”

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-17 Main Confederate Line

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“On March 19 the line extended 3/4 mile to the rear of this marker and one mile to the left, forming a strong hook- shaped position with a right angle turn here."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-19 Main Union Line

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“Advanced to this point during the afternoon of March 21. The XV Corps established a line of works across the road here. Earthworks remain.”

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-20 Main Confederate Line

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“Crossed the road at this point, March 20-21. Gen. R. F. Hoke's Division occupied this sector. Scene of much skirmishing but no heavy fighting. Earthworks remain.”

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-21 Bentonville

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“In 1865, a local market center for naval stores (tar, pitch, & turpentine). Bentonville gives its name to the battle fought nearby, March 19-21, 1865."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-22 Confederate Works

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“Remains of breastworks on this hill mark a line of works built by the Confederates to protect Mill Creek Bridge.”

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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