Burlington in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The John Allen House
Although John had no direct involvement in the Regulator Movement or the Battle of Alamance, his brother-in-law, Herman Husband, played a prominent role. Herman married John's sister, Amy. The Regulators viewed Husband as their leader for needed change in colonial government policy.
John Allen and his wife, Rachel, had twelve children. The couple was well respected in the area. John farmed, taught school, practiced law, and possibly operated a store in the room on the back porch, where medicine and yarn goods were sold. Known as a "traveling doctor," Rachel used natural/herbal remedies, which she recorded in her handmade medical book, to treat the sick. John and Rachel are buried in the cemetery at Cane Creek Meeting in Snow Camp.
Background: A portion of the
Erected 2011 by Alamance County Tourism Development Authority and Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Location. 36° 0.609′ N, 79° 31.301′ W. Marker is in Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is on NC Highway 62, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at Alamance Battleground, a State of North Carolina Historic Site. Directions from I-85/40. Exit 143. Travel South on NC Highway 62 for 5.8 miles. Entrance to Battleground is on the right. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5803 NC Highway 62 South, Burlington NC 27215, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Alamance (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Battle of the Revolution (about 700 feet away); The Regulators' Field (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Alamance (about 700 feet away); The Battle of the Alamance (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Clapp's Mill (approx. 0.6 Battle of Clapp's Mill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Oak Grove Plantation (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burlington.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . The Allen House. NC Historic Sites, Alamance Battleground website (Submitted on May 8, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings •
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