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Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Henry Clay Oak

 
 
Henry Clay Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
1. Henry Clay Oak Marker
Inscription.
Henry Clay, on a visit to this city, wrote the famous Raleigh Letter, April 17, 1844, opposing the annexation of Texas. Many authorities believe that this statement cost him the presidential election of 1844. According to tradition Clay wrote the letter while sitting under this oak tree, in the yard of Colonel William Polk, at whose home he was a guest.
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Raleigh
Historic Property
The Henry Clay Oak
Circa 1650

 
Erected 1938 by Daughters of the Revolution – Colonel Polk Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 35° 47.08′ N, 78° 38.206′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is at the intersection of E North Street and N Blount Street, on the right when traveling west on E North Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the side of the Andrews-Duncan House on 407 North Blount Street. Marker is in this post office area: Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexander B. Andrews (within shouting distance of this marker); Fannie E. S. Heck
Henry Clay Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
2. Henry Clay Oak Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); William Polk (within shouting distance of this marker); Raleigh and Gaston Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jane McKimmon (about 600 feet away); Executive Mansion (about 600 feet away); Oakwood Cemetery (about 700 feet away); John L. Taylor (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Raleigh.
 
Categories. Politics
 
Lower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
3. Lower Marker
Henry Clay Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
4. Henry Clay Oak Marker
Henry Clay Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
5. Henry Clay Oak Marker
The Henry Clay Oak tree can be seen behind the marker.
Henry Clay Oak image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
6. Henry Clay Oak
Andrews-Duncan House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
7. Andrews-Duncan House
The Henry Clay Oak marker is located next to this house.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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