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Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Charles Cornwallis

 
 
Charles Cornwallis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
1. Charles Cornwallis Marker
Inscription.
This building was
occupied by Lord
Charles Cornwallis,
Commander in Chief of
the British army,
in April, 1781.
In the basement was
a military prison.

New Hanover Historical Commission.
A.J. Howell. E.S. Martin
James Sprunt. W.A. McGirt

 
Erected by New Hanover Historical Commission.
 
Location. 34° 14.123′ N, 77° 56.769′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of North 3rd Street (U.S. 74) and Market Street, on the right when traveling south on North 3rd Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington NC 28401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Burgwin (a few steps from this marker); St. James Church (within shouting distance of this marker); George Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Baker Glover Eddy (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Atkinson (within
N 3rd St (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
2. N 3rd St (facing south)
shouting distance of this marker); Adam Empie, D.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Beery’s Shipyard (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Also see . . .  Lord Charles Cornwallis's March Down the Cape Fear River. (Submitted on March 17, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Burgwin-Wright House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
3. Burgwin-Wright House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 704 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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