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North Carolina Historical MarkersRutherford Trace (P-41)

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The expedition led by Gen. Griffith Rutherford against the Cherokee, Sept. 1776, passed here, through Pigeon Gap.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 4/2/2020

last visited: never

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North Carolina Historical MarkersCathey's Fort (N-26)

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A rendezvous for the North Carolina militia led by General Griffith Rutherford against the Cherokee in 1776, was one mile east.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 4/2/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersGilbert Town (O-4)

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Rutherford County Seat, 1781-85, stood hereabout. Before Battle of Kings Mountain both armies camped nearby.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 4/2/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersPleasant Gardens (N-4)

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Home of Joseph McDowell (1758-1795), soldier and physician. Officer at the Battle of Kings Mountain.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 4/2/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersDaniel Kanipe (N-50)

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urvived Battle of Little Bighorn, 1876. A soldier in 7th U.S. cavalry, he witnessed defeat of Geo. A. Custer. Lived here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 4/2/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersPeter Forney (O-61)

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Pioneer manufacturer of iron; Revolutionary War officer; Congressman, 1813-1815. Mt. Welcome, his home, was ¾ mi. S.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 4/2/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersFort Defiance (N-1)

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Home of William Lenoir, leader in Revolution & public affairs. Built 1788-92 and named for colonial fort on the site 4½ miles east.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 4/2/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersJunaluska

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Junaluska ca. 1779 - 1858 Cherokee warrior, fought for U.S. in Creek War, 1814. Granted citizenship and land by N.C., 1847. Grave is one mile S.W.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 4/2/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersTobacco Unionism (J-115)

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Strike by leaf workers, mostly black and female, June 17, 1943, ½ mile W., led to seven years of labor & civil rights activism by Local 22.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

last visited: never

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North Carolina Historical MarkersJohn N. Maffitt (D-61)

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Captain of Confederate cruiser “Florida” and ironclad “Albemarle.” With U.S. Coast Survey, 1842-1858. Blockade runner; Grave 14 blks. N.E.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

last visited: 3/26/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersSt. Stephen A.M.E. Church (D-77)

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Congregation formed in 1865. Present church constructed 1880 on land donated by Geo. Peabody. Located 2 blocks east.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersNorth Carolina Shipbuilding Co. (D-96)

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Constructed 243 vessels at shipyard one mile west, 1941-1946. Its first Liberty Ship, the S.S. Zebulon B. Vance, launched Dec. 6, 1941.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersJohnson Jones Hooper (D-64)

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Editor and humorist, creator of “Simon Suggs” and other characters of the Southern frontier. Born in this city, 1815.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

last visited: 3/26/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersState Salt Works (D-23)

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The state of North Carolina to relieve a wartime scarcity, operated salt works from here to Myrtle Grove Sound, 1861-64.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersFall of Wilmington (D-101)

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Union assault on Hoke's entrenched Confederates led to the city's fall, February 22, 1865. Earthworks were nearby.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersD-47 Edwin A. Anderson-Wilmington NC

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He was an Admiral in the U.S. Navy and a Medal of Honor Recipient.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersJohn H. Small 1858-1946 (B-65)

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Congressman, 1899-1921. Chair, Cmte. on Rivers & Harbors; champion of Intracoastal Waterway. Home stood 40 yds. E.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersBenjamin Hawkins (E-44)

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Member Continental Congress, United States Senator, 1789-1795, U.S. Indian Agent to the Creek Nation, 1796-1816. Home was 5½ mi. S.W.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersSherman Receives News of Lee's Surrender in Smithfield

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In the early morning hours of April 12, 1865, two Union officers arrived here and delivered a telegram from General Ulysses S. Grant to General William T. Sherman, who was quartered in the Old Johnston County Courthouse.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersJoshua Forman (O-37)

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Founder of Syracuse, N.Y., early advocate of Erie Canal. Moved to N. Carolina, 1829. Land and mining speculator. Grave is 50 yds. east.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersPettigrew Hospital (H-33)

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Site of Confederate hospital. U.S. Army barracks. Confederate Soldiers' Home. 1891-1938.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersFirst N.C. State Fair (H-45)

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Sponsored by the State Agricultural Society, the fair was held here, October 18-21, 1853.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersCharles N. Hunter 1852-1931 (H-103)

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Black teacher, writer, & reformer. Principal, Berry O'Kelly School; a founder, N.C. Industrial Assoc. Lived 1 block S.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersJames H. Harris 1832 - 1891 (H-86)

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Black legislator & orator; member 1868 convention; a founder of Republican Party & Union League in N.C. Home was 1 block W.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

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North Carolina Historical MarkersJames H. Young 1860 - 1921 (H-87)

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Colonel of black N.C. regiment in war with Spain; edited Raleigh Gazette; legislator. Home was 25 ft. W.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/26/2020

last visited: never

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