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Near Madison in Rockingham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Arms Factory

 
 
Confederate Arms Factory Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, May 7, 2009
1. Confederate Arms Factory Marker
Inscription. The Searcy & Moore gun factory was located 1 mile west on the waters of Hogans Creek. Owned by Alexander M. Searcy and Dr. J. S. Moore, the firm manufactured approximately 100 rifles for the State of North Carolina in 1862-1863. On July 10, 1863, the State purchased all their supplies and materials and sent them to the "Florence Armory" in Guilford County.
 
Erected 1991 by The Col. John Sloan Camp, 1290 & Pvt. Lorenzo Dow Williams Camp, 1456 Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 36° 21.629′ N, 79° 56.735′ W. Marker is near Madison, North Carolina, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Thomas A. Burton Highway (U.S. 220), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4174 Thomas A. Burton Highway, Madison NC 27025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Slink Shoal Sluice (approx. 1.4 miles away); Law Office of Alfred Moore Scales (approx. 1.9 miles away); Scales Law Office (approx. 1.9 miles away); Alexander Martin
Confederate Arms Factory Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, May 7, 2009
2. Confederate Arms Factory Marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Stephen A. Douglas (approx. 5.2 miles away); Upper Saura Town (approx. 8.7 miles away); Wentworth Methodist Church (approx. 9.8 miles away); a different marker also named Wentworth Methodist Church (approx. 9.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Arms Factory Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, February 3, 2013
3. Confederate Arms Factory Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,344 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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