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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 MarkersPlato Durham | O-24

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Located on East Warren Street at South Washington Street in Shelby

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/2/2014

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North Carolina Historical MarkersCigar Industry | J-116

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Elm Street at Smothers Place in Greensboro

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/2/2014

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North Carolina Historical MarkersLemuel W. Boone | A-81

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Located on US 13 at SR 1457 (Old US 13) southeast of Winton

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/2/2014

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North Carolina Historical MarkersRobert Lee Vann | A-85

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Located on US 13 (Academy Street) at NC 561 (First Street) in Ahoskie

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/2/2014

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North Carolina Historical MarkersDr. Walter Reed | A-60

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Located at NC 45 (Main Street) in Harrellsville

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/2/2014

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North Carolina Historical MarkersChoanoac | A-84

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Located on NC 45 AT SR 1441 (Swain's Mill Road) southeast of Harrellsville

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/2/2014

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North Carolina Historical MarkersStafford Benbow House

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This plaque place by the Oak Ridge Historic Preservation Commission was place on June 1, 2014 to commemorate the Stafford-Benbow home.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 9/28/2014

last visited: 9/28/2014

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NC Historical Marker located along NC 102 in Ayden, NC.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 9/19/2014

last visited: never

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Marker Name: EDWIN GILL 1899-1978, Marker Text: State treasurer, 1953-77; commissioner of revenue, 1942-49. Secretary, Gov. O. Max Gardner, 1931-33. Lived one block N.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 9/12/2014

last visited: 9/12/2014

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In North Carolina, the early history of the colony is replete with stories of the reliance by colonists upon Indian trade and trading routes, and the consequent establishment of villages where they engaged in bartering.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/8/2014

last visited: 7/8/2014

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Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States, was born a few miles southwest of this spot, March 15, 1767.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/8/2014

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North Carolina Historical MarkersJ 114 GLENN T. SETTLE 1894-1967

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Glenn T Settle, founder of Wings Over Jordan Choir and Negro Hour radio show, 1937. He promoted traditional spiritual music & racial harmony. Born 2 mi. SW.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/8/2014

last visited: 7/9/2014

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North Carolina Historical MarkersL 35 Trading Path

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In North Carolina, the early history of the colony is replete with stories of the reliance by colonists upon Indian trade and trading routes, and the consequent establishment of villages where they engaged in bartering.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/8/2014

last visited: 7/8/2014

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On December 9, 1921, Ferdinand Foch, formerly the commander-in-chief of all allied armies in World War I, gave a speech at the Union County Courthouse praising America’s role in the conflict.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/8/2014

last visited: 7/8/2014

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In May 1780 Charleston fell, and the following August, Major General Charles Cornwallis, destroyed an American army led by General Horatio Gates, the “hero” of Saratoga

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/8/2014

last visited: 7/8/2014

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North Carolina Historical MarkersL 6 WM. HENRY BELK 1862-1952

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William Henry Belk, merchant and founder of the department store chain that bears his name, was born in Lancaster County, South Carolina, in 1862 to Abel and Sarah Belk.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/8/2014

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David F Houston,Secretary of Agriculture and later of the Treasury under Wilson. College president and author. His birthplace stood 60 yards north.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/8/2014

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North Carolina Historical MarkersL 57 T. WALTER BICKETT

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To Thomas W. Bickett, the first North Carolina governor to reach the office by way of a statewide party primary, fell the task of leading the state through World War I.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/2/2014

last visited: 7/2/2014

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Along with Camp Butner, Camp Davis, and Fort Bragg, Camp Sutton was among the largest military training facilities in North Carolina (and the nation) during the war.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/2/2014

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Discussions about establishing a church-sponsored school in Union County began as early as 1876 at the yearly meeting of the Brown Creek Union Baptist Association.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/2/2014

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North Carolina Historical MarkersL 88 A. R. NEWSOME 1894-1951

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Albert Ray Newsome, North Carolina historian, was born in Marshville June 4, 1894, to Richard Clyde and Julia Ross Newsome

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/2/2014

last visited: 9/28/2014

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North Carolina Historical MarkersL 68 PLEASANT GROVE CAMP GROUND

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The first camp meeting at the site that would come to be known as Pleasant Grove is believed to have taken place in 1829.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/2/2014

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John Johnston Parker, jurist, was born in Monroe to John and Frances Parker. His brother Samuel I. Parker was a decorated hero of World War I

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/1/2014

last visited: 7/1/2014

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Early on the morning of September 21, twenty-four-year-old William R. Davie, only days earlier appointed the commander of all cavalry in North Carolina, initiated a daring surprise attack.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/1/2014

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Robert L. Blackwell of Hurdle Mills in Person County and Samuel I. Parker of Monroe in Union County were the only North Carolinians to receive the Medal of Honor for service in World War I.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/1/2014

last visited: 7/2/2014

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