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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 MarkersCatawba College-O 51

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On Bus US 321 at the southern city limits in Catawba.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 4/9/2015

last visited: 4/9/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersSt. John's Church-O 64

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On NC 16 at St. John's Church Rd NE, north of Conover.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 4/9/2015

last visited: 4/9/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersNicholas N. Nixon 1800-1868-D 68

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On Bus US 17 just northeast of Porter's Neck Rd in the Kirkland community.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 4/9/2015

last visited: 4/9/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersNorth Carolina/South Carolina-O 19

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At the state line on US 176 between Tryon, NC and Landrum, SC.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 4/9/2015

last visited: 4/9/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersGeorge Davis-D 35

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A marker in Kirkland, a suburb of Wilmington, on Bus. US 17.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 4/6/2015

last visited: 4/8/2003

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North Carolina Historical MarkersJudson College-P 43

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Along US 64 in Hendersonville.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersForestry School-P 59

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On US 276 near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical Markers"Cataloochee Trail"-P 51

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On US 276 near I-40.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical Markers"Cataloochee Trail"-P 50

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A marker across from Lake Junaluska.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHorace Kephart-Q 41

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A marker in Bryson City.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersNorth Carolina/Georgia-Q 29

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A state line marker on US 19 south of Murphy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersCherokee Indian Reservation/(Leaving) Cherokee Reservation-Q 14

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A marker depicting the boundary of the Cherokee Reservation near Cherokee.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersCherokee Defeat-Q 8

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Another marker near Franklin that depicts Cherokee action in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersFrances Goodrich 1856-1944-P 73

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This marker located not far from Marshall is about the great granddaughter of Noah Webster.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersConfederate Laboratory-O 40

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Near downtown Lincolnton.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersU.D.C. Memorial Hall-O 41

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Another of several markers located in downtown Lincolnton.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersJ.G. Arends-O 45

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One of several markers in downtown Lincolnton.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersAndre Michaux-O 28

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A marker in downtown Lincolnton.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersRobert F. Hoke 1837-1912-O 15

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Located near downtown Lincolnton.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHiram R. Revels 1822-1901-O 12

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Located in downtown Lincolnton.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersKings Mountain Battleground-O 5

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In the median of US 29 near the National Military Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersCornwallis-E 13

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A marker near the Virginia border for Corwallis and his last day in North Carolina.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: Tennessee

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical Markers"Shelton Laurel Massacre"-P 71

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Located not far from the Tennessee border near Marshall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: 3/27/2015

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North Carolina Historical MarkersRobert B. Morgan ~ Lillington, NC

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A Democratic former United States Senator from the state of North Carolina

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/11/2015

last visited: never

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North Carolina Historical MarkersAlexander Lillington - Lillington, NC

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Revolutionary leader, Whig colonel in the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, 1776.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/7/2015

last visited: never

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