Quakenbush Memorial - Laurinburg, NC
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N 34° 46.554 W 079° 27.630
17S E 640869 N 3849271
This memorial is dedicated to William Graham Quakenbush first principal of Laurinburg High School.
Waymark Code: WM6Z0G
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 08/08/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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"On the grounds of the new courthouse are two monuments of historical interest, which were moved from the old courthouse grounds. The Confederate Monument is the taller of the two. The Quakenbush Monument honors William Graham Quakenbush, who was principal of Laurinburgh High School from 1879 to 1900. In fact, the school was locally known as 'The Quakenbush School.' Mr. Quakenbush was not only a beloved educator, but he was also one of the leaders in the movement to form Scotland County. North Carolina’s Education Governor, Charles B. Aycock, spoke at the dedication of the monument." From the following website: (visit link)
The monument has inscriptions on all for sides. They are as follow (using the current geographically positioning):
William Graham Quakenbush
Orange County
December 12, 1849
March 9, 1903
Laurinburg, NC

South face:
In recognition of his exalted character, in appreciation of his ennobling influence upon youth. Erected by a people grateful for his love and service.

East face:
Twenty One Years
Principal Laurinburg High School

North face:
His life was gentle and the elements so mixed in him that nature might stand up and say to all the world this was a man.
Date Created/Placed: 1/1/1901

212 Biggs Street Laurinburg, NC 28352

Height: Approximately 12 feet

Illuminated: no

Website: [Web Link]

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