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

Uncle Eli's Quilting Party

Began here in former Eli Whitney School

 
 
Uncle Eli's Quilting Party Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, July 10, 2010
1. Uncle Eli's Quilting Party Marker
Inscription. In 1921 Principal E.P. Dixon started high school classes in nearby vacant cotton gin, naming school for the inventor Eli Whitney.

In 1923 high school classes relocated to building on this site. In 1928 a primary grade school building was added for students of local one-room type schools: Center, Manndale, Concord, Spring, and Greenhill, along with a uniting connector auditorium that was also used for community events. Here began "Uncle Eli's Quilting Party" in 1931. The one-day quilting and quilt show that continues annually on the first Thursday in April.
 
Erected by Eli Whitney Class of 1943.
 
Location. 35° 54.383′ N, 79° 18.04′ W. Marker is in Snow Camp, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is at the intersection of East Greensboro Chapel Hill Road and Bradshaw Trail, on the left when traveling east on East Greensboro Chapel Hill Road. Click for map. Travel south on NC Highway 87, from Graham, NC. Turn left onto Greensboro Chapel Hill Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4110 East Greensboro Chapel Hill Road, Snow Camp NC 27349, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lindley's Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ernest Peter Dixon
Uncle Eli's Quilting Party Marker in front of Eli Whitney School image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, July 10, 2010
2. Uncle Eli's Quilting Party Marker in front of Eli Whitney School
(approx. 1.4 miles away); The Battle of Lindley's Mill Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Spring Friends Meeting (approx. 1.5 miles away); General John Butler (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Battle of Lindley's Mill (approx. 2.7 miles away); September 13, 1781 (approx. 2.7 miles away); Saxapahaw (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Snow Camp.
 
More about this marker. The old Eli Whitney School is now used as a recreation center.
 
Additional keywords. Fabrics, textiles, community quilting bee, Alamance, Snow Camp, Graham, Mebane, Mebanesville
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationNotable Events
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,182 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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