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Graham in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kirk-Holden War

 
 
Kirk-Holden War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, March 7, 2010
1. Kirk-Holden War Marker
Inscription. Racial violence in Caswell and Alamance counties in 1870 led to martial law, under Col. Geo. W. Kirk, impeachment & removal of Gov. W.W. Holden.
 
Erected 2007 by North Carolina Office Of Archives And History. (Marker Number G 120.)
 
Location. 36° 3.951′ N, 79° 24.02′ W. Marker is in Graham, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. From I-85/40, exit 147. Turn North on Main Street (also NC Highway 87). Marker is less than one mile, on the right. It next to the entrance to the Suntrust Bank. Marker is at or near this postal address: 236 South Main Street, Graham NC 27253, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Graham College (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain James W. White House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Elmhurst" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Graham's First Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); National Bank of Alamance (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alamance County Courthouse (approx. mile away); Alamance County Confederate Memorial (approx. mile away); Originally a Wing of the Union Hotel (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Graham.
 
Also see . . .
Kirk-Holden War Marker and Suntrust Bank image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, March 7, 2010
2. Kirk-Holden War Marker and Suntrust Bank

1. The Kirk-Holden War from UNC Library. (Submitted on March 11, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Kirk-Holden War Marker. Caswell County Historical Association Article about the Historic Marker. (Submitted on July 25, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.) 
 
Additional keywords. Colonel George W. Kirk, Governor W. W. Holden
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable Events
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,156 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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