N 35° 45.175 W 081° 38.792
17S E 441547 N 3956736
Quick Description: This historic marker is located near the original Civil War Site of Camp Vance. The marker stands on U. S. Route 70, between Valdese and Morganton, North Carolina.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 12/15/2006 10:21:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM11HK
Camp Vance was named for Zebulon B. Vance, who was Governor of North Carolina during the Civil War. Camp Vance served as a training gound for North Carolina Troops throughout much of the Civil War.
The text of the marker reads:
"Training Camp for State Troops. 1861-64, named for Col. Zeb B. Vance, War Governor, was here. The Camp was raidedby Federal Troops in 1864."
Marker Name: Camp Vance
Marker Type: Roadside
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Required Waymark Photo: yes
Local North Carolina markers without State Number Designation: Not listed
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