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Rocky Point in Pender County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Alexander Lillington

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
1. Alexander Lillington Marker
Inscription. Revolutionary leader; Whig colonel in the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, 1776. His grave is 9 miles northeast.
 
Erected 2003 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number D-10.)
 
Location. 34° 26.424′ N, 77° 52.782′ W. Marker is in Rocky Point, North Carolina, in Pender County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 117 and North Carolina Highway 210, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 117. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Point NC 28457, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General John Ashe (approx. 0.7 miles away); Edward Moseley (approx. 2.4 miles away); Samuel Ashe (approx. 2.7 miles away); William S. Ashe (approx. 2.7 miles away); Prisoner Exchange (approx. 5.3 miles away); Early Drawbridge (approx. 5.5 miles away); James Innes (approx. 6 miles away); George Burrington (approx. 6.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rocky Point.
 
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Also see . . .  John Alexander Lillington (c. 1725–1786). “Although a well-respected planter, with a magnificent
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By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
2. Alexander Lillington Marker
home called Lillington Hall in Pender County and a budding political career in New Bern, Lillington earned his fame not in the political halls but on the battlefield. His military fame began at the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge (1776). After hearing the news that Loyalists were marching toward Wilmington, Lillington and his militiamen were placed on alert. They met the Tories at Moore’s Creek. There, Lillington secured a position that later enabled the Patriot forces to take the bridge and defeat the British loyalists. (When the continentals arrived, their commander, Richard Caswell, outranked and assumed command from Lillington.) Credit for the Patriot victory is typically given to Caswell, but many have given credit to Lillington. As one Revolutionary rhyme went: ‘Moore’s Creek field, the bloody story, / Where Lillington fought for Caswell’s glory’.” (Submitted on March 28, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 767 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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