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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 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

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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."

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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."

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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

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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.”

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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.”

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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."

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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.”

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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.”

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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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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-23 Mill Creek

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“The flooded state of this creek upstream prevented an attack by Wheeler's Confederate cavalry on the rear of Sherman's Army, March 19, 1865. A bridge here was the Confederates' sole line of retreat after the battle.”

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-24 Johnston's Headquarters

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“Established here on the night of March 18, 1865 and remained during the battle. Mower's Division came within 200 yards of this point in the Union assault of March 21.”

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-25 Hardee's Charge

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“Near this point Gen. William J. Hardee led the charge of the 8th Texas Cavalry and other Confederates, repulsing the advance of Mower's Division, March 21, 1865.”

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-26 Mower's Attack

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“Advancing toward Mill Creek Bridge, Johnston's only line of retreat, Maj.Gen. J. A. Mower's Union Division broke the Confederate line near this point, March 21. Mower's Division reached a point 200 yards from Johnston's headquarters before it was driven back by Confederate infantry and cavalry.”

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-27 Union Line - March 21

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“After withdrawing from the advance against Mill Creek Bridge, Mower's Federals reformed here and threw up works. This was the extreme right of the Union line on March 21. Earthworks remain.”

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/10/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-28 Union Headquarters

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“Sherman's headquarters were located in the field 400 yards to the rear of this marker, March 20-21, 1865. Headquarters of the XVII Corps, which included Mower's Division, were 250 yards to the left rear.”

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-29 Union Line - March 20

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“Trenches in the woods behind this marker formed the extreme right of the Union line on March 20. This sector was occupied by the XVII Corps, commanded by Maj. Gen. F. P. Blair.”

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/10/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-5 FEDERAL EARTHWORKS

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"Constructed by First Michigan Engineers and others, March 19, 1865. Occupied by Federals throughout the battle. Works begin 75 yards behind this marker."

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-11 CONFEDERATE MAIN CHARGE

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"After overrunning two Union lines above this road, the Confederates crossed here in the main assault of March 19, 1865. Union reinforcements halted their advance in the woods below the road."

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/1/2016

last visited: 3/1/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-10 CONFEDERATE ATTACKS

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"Across the fields behind this marker the Confederate Right Wing made five attacks on Union positions to the left, March 19, 1865. They were thrown back by the XX Federal Corps."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/1/2016

last visited: 3/1/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-9 FEDERAL ARTILLERY

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"Union batteries (26 guns) formed a line here, March 19. These guns covered retreating Federals during the Confederate charges and finally halted the advance of the Confederate Right Wing."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/1/2016

last visited: 3/1/2016

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