Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fayetteville in Cumberland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Town House

 
 
Town House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
1. Town House Marker
Inscription.
Lafayette was escorted from the Clarendon Bridge to the Town House, which stood at this site. A spacious stage had been erected in front of the Town House. The various military units formed lines on each side of the street, and Lafayette's carriage passed between them amidst the discharge of artillery, to the east door of the Town House. Here Lafayette was welcomed on behalf of the citizens of Fayetteville by Judge John D. Toomer. At the completion of Judge Toomer's remarks, Lafayette addressed the citizens of Fayetteville. This was an appropriate site to receive Lafayette, for in 1789, within the walls of the Town House (then known as the State House) North Carolina had ratified the Constitution of the United States. From the Town House Lafayette was escorted to his place of lodging at the State Banking House.

In Commemoration Lafayette's 250th Birthday

——————

“We shall come up slowly and painfully perhaps, be we shall win our way.”
Charles Waddell Chestnutt (1858-1932)

In memory and honor of those indomitable people who were stripped of their dignity when sold as slaves at this place. Their courage in that time is a proud heritage of all times. They endured the past so the future could be won for freedom and justice. Their suffering and
Slave Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
2. Slave Memorial Marker
shame afforded the opportunity for future generations to be responsible citizens, free to live, work, and worship in the pursuit of the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.

City Council of Fayetteville 1989
 
Erected 2007 by Fayetteville Lafayette Society.
 
Location. 35° 3.153′ N, 78° 52.706′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Market Square, in the median. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville NC 28301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Market House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Charter of the University of N. C. (within shouting distance of this marker); Plank Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); Flora MacDonald (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Dobbin McNeill (about 300 feet away); Lafayette (about 400 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Also see . . .  History of Fayetteville. (Submitted on November 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & Patriotism
 
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
3. National Historic Landmark Marker
Ida Sutton and J. H. Myrover Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
4. Ida Sutton and J. H. Myrover Marker
The vision of Ida Sutton and the eloquence of J. H. Myrover saved this building from destruction in the year 1906. This tablet is erected to their memory.
Town House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
5. Town House Marker
In ground level arcade.
Market House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
6. Market House
Looking WNW.
General the Marquis de Lafayette image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
7. General the Marquis de Lafayette
This portrait of Lafayette by an unknown American Artist hangs in the Museum of the Historical Society of Maryland in Baltimore.
City Seal on Market House Floor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
8. City Seal on Market House Floor
Market House Arcade image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
9. Market House Arcade
City Seal in center.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 635 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8, 9. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement