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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 MarkersOakdale School, Jamestown, NC, USA

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One of a series of historical markers in the City of Jamestown, NC. The markers give a lesson on the history of the area.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 12/11/2017

last visited: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersThe Robbins - Holton Mill & House, Jamestown, NC, USA

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One of a series of historical markers in the City of Jamestown, NC. The markers give a lesson on the history of the area.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersConfederate Arms Factory, Jamestown, NC, USA

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One of a series of historical markers in the City of Jamestown, NC. The markers give a lesson on the history of the area.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersOakdale United Methodist Church, Jamestown, NC, USA

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One of a series of historical markers in the City of Jamestown, NC. The markers give a lesson on the history of the area.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersJohnson Shoe Company Shoe Manufacturers, Jamestown, NC USA

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One of a series of historical markers in the City of Jamestown, NC. The markers give a lesson on the history of the area.

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date approved: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHome of Dr. Shubal Gardner Coffin c. 1855, Jamestown, NC, USA

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One of a series of historical markers in the City of Jamestown, NC. The markers give a lesson on the history of the area.

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date approved: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersJamestown Public School, Jamestown, NC, USA

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One of a series of historical markers in the City of Jamestown, NC. The markers give a lesson on the history of the area.

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date approved: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersPotter House, Jamestown, NC, USA

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One of a series of historical markers in the City of Jamestown, NC. The markers give a lesson on the history of the area.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersOakdale Cotton Mills, Jamestown, NC, USA

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One of a series of historical markers in the City of Jamestown, NC. The markers give a lesson on the history of the area.

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date approved: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersConfederate Arms Factory

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One of a series of historical markers in the City of Jamestown, NC. The markers give a lesson on the history of the area.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersThe Florence Armory, High Point, NC

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One of a series of historical markers near the City of Jamestown, NC. The markers give a lesson on the history of the area.

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date approved: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersRichard Mendenhall Store 1824, Jamestown, NC, USA

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One of a series of historical markers in the City of Jamestown, NC. The markers give a lesson on the history of the area

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersReece House, Jamestown, NC, USA

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One of a series of historical markers in the City of Jamestown, NC. The markers give a lesson on the history of the area.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 12/11/2017

last visited: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersH-24 WILCOX IRON WORKS

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One of many ironworks that were once found in this area. Wilcox Iron Works was a important foundry during the Revolutionary War.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersG-135 Navy B 1 Band

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A nice marker denoting an important event in US Navy history.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHistoric Latta Plantation

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This marker denotes the last remaining cotton plantation open to the public. Mr. James Latta was a prominent farmer in the area. His home is open to tours.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersL-23 William Lee Davidson

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General William Lee Davidson is a Revolutionary War General killed at the Battle of Cowan Ford. He is buried nearby in the church cemetery. He is the namesake of Davidson, NC and Davidson College.

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date approved: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersH-122 Ava Gardner 1922-1990

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Often called the most beautiful actress in Hollywood, Ms. Ava Gardner is interred at Sunset Memorial Park in Smithfield, NC, her hometown.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 12/11/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersThe D. H. Hill School -- Confederate Veteran Cemetery, Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte NC

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This memorial at the Confederate Cemetery inside Elmwood Cemetery at Charlotte NC honors the men of the D. H. Hill school who left school to fight in the Civil War, and their officers, who were their teachers at the school.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/26/2017

last visited: 8/17/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersThe Confederate Navy Yard -- Confederate Veteran Cemetery, Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte NC

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The Confederate Cemetery is a separate burial area surrounding the tall obelisk-style Confederate Memorial in Charlotte's Elmwood Cemetery. Several historical monuments are erected there, many in the modern era

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/26/2017

last visited: 8/17/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersConfederate Veteran Cemetery, Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte NC

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The Confederate Cemetery is a separate burial area surrounding the tall obelisk-style Confederate Memorial in Charlotte's Elmwood Cemetery. Several separate historical monuments are erected there, many in the modern era

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/26/2017

last visited: 8/17/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersCornwallis' Headquarters -- Thomas Polk Park, Charlotte NC

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One of several historic markers at Thomas Polk Park, on the southwest corner of Independence Square

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/23/2017

last visited: 11/17/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersNaming of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County --Thomas Polk Park, Charlotte NC

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One of several historic markers at Thomas Polk Park, on the southwest corner of Independence Square

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/23/2017

last visited: 11/17/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersFirst Civilian Medical Hospital in NC -- Thomas Polk Park, Charlotte NC

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One of several historic markers at Thomas Polk Park, on the southwest corner of Independence Square

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/23/2017

last visited: 11/17/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersCotton and Mecklenburg County -- Thomas Polk Park, Charlotte NC

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One of several historic markers at Thomas Polk Park, on the southwest corner of Independence Square

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/23/2017

last visited: 11/17/2017

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