“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mebane in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Alexander Mebane

Alexander Mebane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 19, 2010
1. Alexander Mebane Marker
Inscription. Brigadier general of North Carolina militia, member House of Commons, conventions 1788, 1789, and U.S. Congress. His home stood nearby.
Erected 1951 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number G 54.)
Location. 36° 5.737′ N, 79° 16.005′ W. Marker is in Mebane, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is at the intersection of East Center Street and South 5th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Center Street. Click for map. In downtown Mebane, at the intersection of US Highway 70 (Center Street) and NC Highway 119 (5th Street). Marker is in this post office area: Mebane NC 27302, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trading Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hawfields Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bingham School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Charles Richard Drew (approx. 5 miles away); Johnston Moves West (approx. 5.2 miles away); W. Kerr Scott (approx. 5.2 miles away); Nathaniel Polk DeShong (approx. 5.6 miles away); Thomas M. Holt (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mebane.
Regarding Alexander Mebane. Alexander Mebane, Jr. (November 26, 1744 to July 5,
Alexander Mebane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 19, 2010
2. Alexander Mebane Marker
Facing west at the intersection of US Highway 70 and NC Highway 119, in downtown Mebane, N.C.
1795) served as sheriff of Orange County in 1777.

He served as an officer during the American Revolutionary War and fought at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, March 15, 1781.

On September 12, 1781, Mebane narrowly escaped a tory raid at Hillsborough, N.C. The raid was lead by David Fanning. He spread the word about the attack, then joined the militia forces that attacked Fanning's men at the Battle of Lindley's Mill.

Mebane was elected to the General Assembly and served as auditor of the Hillsborough Constitutional Convention of 1788 and the Fayetteville Convention of 1789.

Mebane served on the first board of trustees of the University of North Carolina. In 1792, he served on the committee that chose New Hope Chapel Hill as the site for a new school. Mebane helped lay the first cornerstone of the new campus, October 12, 1793.

Also in 1793, Mebane was elected to the Third Congress of the United States. He served in Congress from 1793 to 1795, at Philadelphia.

The town of Mebane is named in his honor.
Also see . . .  Alexander Mebane - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on March 23, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Mebanesville, Burlington, Graham, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, UNC, Orange County, Lindley's Mill, Hillsborough, General John Butler, David Fanning, tories, Battle of Guilford Courthouse, American Revolution, Halifax
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsPoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 1,106 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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