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

Joel Lane House

 
 
Joel Lane House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
1. Joel Lane House Marker
Inscription.
Built prior to 1770 and
often site of political
meetings. Decision to
locate Raleigh on Lane’s
land made there, 1792.
Stands 2 blocks south.

 
Erected 1988 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number H2.)
 
Location. 35° 46.862′ N, 78° 39.044′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is at the intersection of Hillsborough Street and St. Mary’s Street, on the right when traveling west on Hillsborough Street. Click for map. 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. “Elmwood” (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Mary’s School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Mary’s (approx. 0.2 miles away); Freedmen’s Convention (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carolina Power & Light Car Barn & Automobile Garage (approx. 0.3 miles away); L. O’B. Branch (approx. 0.4 miles away); North Carolina Medical Board (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eugenics Board (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Raleigh.
 
Regarding Joel Lane House. The date of installation of the marker is incorrect. It was installed in 1935,
Joel Lane House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
2. Joel Lane House Marker
not 1988, one of the first four historical markers in the State of NC. (I am the curator of the Joel Lane Museum House and am basing this info on contemporary newspaper accounts and the NC Guide to Historical Highway Markers.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Hillsborough Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
3. Marker on Hillsborough Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on , by Belle Long of Raleigh, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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