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Monroe in Union County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wm. Henry Belk

1862-1952

 
 
Wm. Henry Belk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2011
1. Wm. Henry Belk Marker
Inscription. Merchant, philanthropist, and Presbyterian layman. Opened first store, May 29, 1888, two blocks east.
 
Erected 1936 by North Carolina Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number L-6.)
 
Location. 34° 58.963′ N, 80° 33.15′ W. Marker is in Monroe, North Carolina, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of North Charlotte Avenue (State Road 200) and West Franklin Street (State Road 75), on the right when traveling south on North Charlotte Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 West Franklin Street, Monroe NC 28112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David F. Houston (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ferdinand Foch (approx. 0.2 miles away); T. Walter Bickett (approx. 0.2 miles away); A. R. Newsome (approx. 10.4 miles away); Wilson's Store Clash (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Belk.com: Learn about the Belk History online. (Submitted on May 16, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. NC Business Hall of Fame -- William H. Belk. (Submitted on May 17, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Wide view of the Wm. Henry Belk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2011
2. Wide view of the Wm. Henry Belk Marker
The site of the first Belk store image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2011
3. The site of the first Belk store
Opened as The New York Racket in 1988 in downtown Monroe, the Mother Store of the Belk Stores remained there until 1979, when it was moved to a suburban mall.
Rear view of the Mother Store of the Belk Stores image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2011
4. Rear view of the Mother Store of the Belk Stores
The numerous fading Belk signs mark the location of the first Belk store.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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