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Yanceyville in Caswell County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Caswell Courthouse

 
 
Caswell County Courthouse (completed 1861) Photo, Click for full size
Caswell County Historical Association
1. Caswell County Courthouse (completed 1861)
Inscription. Erected about 1861. Murder of Senator J. W. Stephens here in 1870 led to martial law and Kirk-Holden "War."
 
Erected 1976 by North Carolina Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number G-6.)
 
Location. 36° 24.194′ N, 79° 20.195′ W. Marker is in Yanceyville, North Carolina, in Caswell County. Marker is on Badgett Sisters' Parkway, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The Caswell County Courthouse historical marker is on the south side of the Courthouse Square at the center of Yanceyville, North Carolina. Marker is at or near this postal address: Courthouse Square, Yanceyville NC 27379, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bartlett Yancey (approx. 1.7 miles away); William L. Poteat (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bedford Brown (approx. 5.7 miles away); Bright Leaf Tobacco (approx. 6.4 miles away); Calvin Graves (approx. 7.1 miles away); Griers Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Bethesda Church (approx. 8.2 miles away); Millard Quentin Plumblee (approx. 8.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yanceyville.
 
Regarding Caswell Courthouse. This is the second historical marker to commemorate
Original Caswell Courthouse Marker Photo, Click for full size
Caswell County Historical Association
2. Original Caswell Courthouse Marker
the historic Caswell County Courthouse. The original one stood directly in front of the building and displayed the following text: Erected about 1861. Alleged Ku Klux murder here 1870 led to martial law and Kirk-Holden "War."
 
Also see . . .  Historical Sketch of Caswell County Courthouse. (Submitted on May 6, 2009, by Caswell County Historical Association of Yanceyville, North Carolina.)
 
Additional keywords. Yanceyville, Caswell County, William Percival, Ku Klux Klan
 
Categories. Government
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Caswell County Historical Association of Yanceyville, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 930 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Caswell County Historical Association of Yanceyville, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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