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Jamestown in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Florence Armory

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
1. The Florence Armory Marker
Inscription. The North Carolina Armory at Florence, was located 1/4 east. Commanded by Captain Z.S. Coffin, the armory converted hunting rifles into military arms, repaired broken guns, and assembled new guns between 1862 and 1865. On April 11, 1865, a detachment of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment, under the command of Captain Adam Kramer and Lieutenant Ed Smith, destroyed the armory, which at that time contained 800 completed guns and 2500 partially completed.

Erected January 19, 1989 by the Col. John Sloan Camp, 1290 Sons of Confederate Veterans
 
Erected 1989 by Col. John Sloan Camp, 1290 Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 36° 1.254′ N, 79° 57.458′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of Fork Road and Penny Road, on the right on Fork Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown NC 27282, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deep River Friends Meeting (approx. 0.8 miles away); James Mendenhall House and Mill (approx.
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By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
2. The Florence Armory Marker
1.5 miles away); Confederate Arms Factory (approx. 1.7 miles away); Jamestown Friends Meeting House and Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); William Reece House (approx. 2 miles away); Richard Mendenhall Store (approx. 2 miles away); Home of Richard Mendenhall (approx. 2 miles away); Lord Cornwallis (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jamestown.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
The Florence Armory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
3. The Florence Armory Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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