“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Caswell County North Carolina Historical Markers

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Caswell County Historical Association
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North Carolina (Caswell County), Blanch — G-5 — Bright Leaf Tobacco
In 1850s on a farm in this area Abisha Slade perfected a process for curing yellow tobacco. His slave Stephen discovered process in 1839. — Map (db m19351) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Gatewood — G110 — Washington's Southern Tour
George Washington's last overnight stop in N.C., June 3, 1791, was at the home of Dudley Gatewood, which stood 1 mi. N.E. — Map (db m18522) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Hightowers — G-77 — Griers Presbyterian Church
Organized in 1753. Rev. Hugh McAden served as its first minister. Present building dates from 1856. Stands 1 mi. E. — Map (db m19350) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Leasburg — G-71 — Jacob Thompson
Secretary of Interior, 1857-1861. Confederate secret agent in Canada, U.S. Representative from Mississippi. Birthplace stands 100 yds. southeast. — Map (db m18680) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Leasburg — G-61 — Solomon Lea
First president Greensboro College, 1846-47. Founder and master of the Somerville Female Institute, 1848-1892. Home stands 100 yds. N. — Map (db m19348) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Locust Hill — G-67 — Bethesda Church
Presbyterian. Began as "Hart's Chapel," about 1765. Mother of many churches. The present building erected 1944, stands 3/4 mile south. — Map (db m18675) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Locust Hill — G-43 — Calvin Graves
Speaker N.C. House of Commons and Senate. He cast deciding vote for the North Carolina Railroad, 1849. This was his home. — Map (db m18678) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Milton — G-12 — Romulus M. Saunders
Was Minister to Spain, 1845-49; congressman, judge, legislator, and political leader. This was his home. — Map (db m19349) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Milton — Stephen Dodson Ramseur Confederate Major General "Lee's Gallant General"
Woodside House, built in 1838 by Caleb Richmond, where General Ramseur recovered from wounds received in battles of Malvern Hill and Chancellorsville. Scene of his 28 October, 1863 marriage to his cousin Ellen Richmond. As Brigadier showed . . . — Map (db m18685) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Milton — G-93 — Thomas Day ca. 1801-1861
Free black cabinetmaker in Milton, 1824-1861. Home and shop located here in the old Union Tavern, 1848-1858. — Map (db m14671) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Semora — G-104 — Archibald Debow Murphey ca. 1777 - 1832
Advocate of improved schools, roads, canals. Jurist, teacher, legislator. Born 7/10 mi. S. — Map (db m18663) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Semora — G-25 — Red House Church
Presbyterian. Founded about middle of 18th century. Hugh McAden, its noted pastor, was buried in the churchyard, 1781. One mile S. — Map (db m19354) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Yanceyville — G-18 — Bartlett Yancey
Congressman. A State legislator and political leader. Died in 1828 at the age of 42. His home and grave are here. — Map (db m19353) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Yanceyville — G-8 — Bedford Brown
U.S. Senator, 1829-40; State Legislator; Opponent of Secession, 1860. This is "Rose Hill," his home. — Map (db m19352) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Yanceyville — G-6 — Caswell Courthouse
Erected about 1861. Murder of Senator J. W. Stephens here in 1870 led to martial law and Kirk-Holden "War." — Map (db m18677) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Yanceyville — Millard Quentin Plumblee 1906 - 1987
(front) In memory of Millard Quentin Plumblee 1906 - 1987 Educator Community Servant Friend Mr. Plumblee Born December 26, 1906 in Greenville County, SC. Graduated from University of North Carolina in 1931. . . . — Map (db m42508) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Yanceyville — G-75 — William L. Poteat
Wake Forest College president, 1905-1927. Champion of freedom of scientific thought. Birthplace and family home stands here. — Map (db m19347) HM

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