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Salisbury in Rowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Elizabeth Maxwell Steele

 
 
Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
1. Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Marker
Inscription.
This tablet is erected
to the memory of
Elizabeth
Maxwell Steele

Patriot

1781 - 1911

 
Erected 1911 by Daughters of the American Revolution – Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 35° 40.115′ N, 80° 28.122′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, North Carolina, in Rowan County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 29) and West Council Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in the front of the Rowan County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Salisbury NC 28144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Southern Tour (a few steps from this marker); Washington’s Tour of the Southern States (a few steps from this marker); St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); Rowan County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Rowan County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Old English Cemetery
Salisbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
2. Salisbury Marker
On February 2, 1781, American General Nathanael Greene was staying at Steele’s Tavern in Salisbury, NC. While there, Elizabeth Maxwell Steele provided Greene with food and money that he used to pay his troops.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stoneman’s Raid (about 600 feet away); Salisbury Confederate Memorial (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Salisbury.
 
Regarding Elizabeth Maxwell Steele. She was a Revolutionary War patriot who ran a tavern here in Salisbury.

Her last name is often incorrectly listed as Steel.
 
Also see . . .
1. Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution website. (Submitted on September 14, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Nathanael Greene finds fortification at Steele's Tavern. (Submitted on February 1, 2014.)
3. Steel, Elizabeth Maxwell (1733–1790). NCPedia entry by William West. (Submitted on February 1, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
Rowan County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
3. Rowan County Courthouse
The Elizabeth Maxwell Steele marker can be seen here on the right end of the building.
The Despondent General Nathaniel Greene at Mrs. Steele’s Tavern image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - Courtesy Wikipedia Commons, 1856
4. The Despondent General Nathaniel Greene at Mrs. Steele’s Tavern
The British General Cornwallis had been getting the better of him. He must have brightened up considerably when Mrs. Steele presented him with three bags of coin.
 
 
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