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North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — Cleveland County World War II Memorial1941-1945
In honor of the men and women who served from Cleveland County and in grateful memory, from a grateful people, of these who gave their lives in World War II Alexander, William B. • Asbury, Eugen M. • Barber, David H. • Barrins, Carl L. • . . . — Map (db m80476) HM
North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — O-48 — Clyde R. Hoey
United States Senator, 1945-54, congressman, governor, N.C. legislator, lawyer, editor. Home is 1 mi, grave 1.2 mi, N.E. — Map (db m23529) HM
North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — Metcalfe Station
Land, original buildings and boxcar given in loving memory of Quincy Hague Metcalfe by the Gene Metcalfe family. From this site Mr. Q. H. Metcalfe supervised section crews for the Lawndale Railway and Industrial Company, 1899-1943. — Map (db m23546) HM
North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — O-27 — O. Max Gardner1882-1947
Governor, 1929-33; under Secretary of U.S. Treasury; appointed Ambassador to Great Britain, 1946. Birthplace stands here, grave 300 yds. N. — Map (db m23533) HM
North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — O-24 — Plato Durham
Confederate captain; legislator; member of conventions of 1868, '75; conservative leader in Reconstruction period. His home was 100 ft. S. — Map (db m23535) HM
North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — O-72 — Thomas Dixon Jr.1864-1946
Minister, politician, & author. Film "Birth of a Nation" was based on his novel The Clansman. Grave is 1500 ft. N. — Map (db m23531) HM
North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — O-71 — W. J. Cash1900-1941
Author of The Mind of the South. Editor & journalist. His grave is located 1600 ft. N. — Map (db m23534) HM
North Carolina (Cleveland County), Shelby — WebbleyCirca 1852
These grounds are a part of the original 147 acre tract donated by James Love to form the Town of Shelby in 1841. Augustus W. Burton built the original house in 1852; J.A. and Oliver Gardner Anthony overbuilt the 1852 house in 1907. Webbley is named . . . — Map (db m23543) HM
North Carolina (Columbus County), Tabor City — Mt. Tabor
Baptist Church est. here in 1840. Community settled in 1850’s. Railroad terminus located, 1886. Incorporated 1805. Charter changed to Tabor City, 1935. Former “Yam Capital” of the World. — Map (db m862) HM
North Carolina (Columbus County), Tabor City — The Tabor City Tribune
Established by Stanly County native W. Horace Carter in 1946. Won the Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service in 1953. Named changed to Tabor-Loris Tribune in 1996. — Map (db m863) HM
North Carolina (Columbus County), Whiteville — D 74 — Millie ~ Christine McKoy
Black Siamese twins born near here, 1851. exhibited in U.S. and Europe. Died in 1912. Grave is five miles N. — Map (db m20458) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), Dover — C 78 — Ervin T. Rouse1917-1981
Fiddler and songwriter. Penned widely-recorded "Orange Blossom Special," bluegrass standard (1938). He was born ¼ mile S.E. — Map (db m76943) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), Fort Barnwell — C-32 — Fort Barnwell
Constructed by Colonel John Barnwell of South Carolina in campaign against the Tuscarora Indians in April, 1712. Remains are 2 mi. N. E. — Map (db m65699) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), Fort Barnwell — C-17 — Washington's Southern Tour
President Washington, on April 20, 1791, was a guest at the home of Col. John Allen, which was 5 mi. E. — Map (db m64980) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), Havelock — C-68 — Cherry Point
U.S. Marine Corps Air Station activated 1941 as Cunningham Field for first USMC aviator A.A. Cunningham. MCAS Cherry Point since May 1942. — Map (db m67558) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), James City — C 25 — Fort Point
Site of Fort Caswell, built by N.C., 1775-76, to protect New Bern, renamed Fort Lane by Confederacy. Taken by U.S., Mar., 1862. ½ mi. E. — Map (db m77005) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 an April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union . . . — Map (db m76959) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — Abner Nash
A resident of New Bern for fifteen years; born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, about 1740, but came to North Carolina in 1763; member of Colonial Assembly from Halifax Town in 1764 and 1765; from the County of Halifax in 1769, 1770 and 1771; . . . — Map (db m23831) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — Attmore-Oliver HouseUnder the Stars & Bars
Like many other North Carolinians, New Bern’s residents enjoyed close economic and family ties with the North and were reluctant to leave the Union. Once the war began, however, many North Carolinians passionately supported the Confederate cause: . . . — Map (db m76993) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-10 — Baron Christoph von Graffenried
Was a citizen of Bern, Switzerland. Led Swiss and Palatine immigrants to N.C. where in 1710 he founded New Bern. — Map (db m92398) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C 51 — Batchelder's Creek
Site of Union outpost captured by Confederate Generals Hoke & Pickett on February 1, 1864. The earthworks are 300 yards North. — Map (db m76944) WM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — Battle of New BernSmoke and Flames — Burnside Expedition
On March 13, 1862, Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside prepared to capture New Bern after seizing Roanoke Island in February. Confederate Gen. Lawrence O’B. Branch defended the city in a line of fortifications located several miles down the Neuse . . . — Map (db m77003) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C 11 — Battle of New Bern
The victory of Union General Ambrose Burnside here on March 14, 1862, caused the fall of New Bern. — Map (db m77008) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — Battle of New Bern
The above map is self-explanatory. For a detailed account of the battle please read the large map-marker "Battle of New Bern" on Us. Highway 17 at New Bern, 5¼ west of this road. The Croatan Earthwork, an extensive fortification not used during the . . . — Map (db m77014) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C 20 — Bayard v. Singleton
American precedent for judicial review of legislation set nearby, 1787, by Samuel Ashe, Samuel Spencer, John Williams. — Map (db m76990) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-20 — Bayard vs Singleton
Early American precedent for judicial review of legislation, was decided nearby, 1787, by Judges Samuel Ashe, Samuel Spencer, John Williams. — Map (db m23502) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-70 — Bayard Wootten1875-1959
Pioneer photographer of N. C. and the South. An advocate of equal rights for women. Began career ca. 1904 in this house where she was born. — Map (db m92394) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-60 — Caleb BradhamBirthplace of Pepsi-Cola — 1867-1934
"Brad's Drink," which he created in pharmacy here, was marketed as Pepsi-Cola after 1898. — Map (db m23507) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — Cedar Grove CemeteryNew Bern, North Carolina
Those who died during the yellow fever epidemic in 1798-99 completely filled the Christ Episcopal churchyard cemetery. By 1800, the church had purchased five lots in the Dryborough area fronting on Queen Street. What was originally called the . . . — Map (db m76965) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — Centenary United Methodist Church
Established in 1772 during a visit to New Bern by Rev. Joseph Pilmoor. First known as Andrews Chapel and located Southwest of this site at Hancock St. and Church Alley. Centenary is the oldest continuing Methodist Church South and East of Baltimore. . . . — Map (db m23743) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C 42 — Christ Church
Episcopal. Craven Parish created 1715. First church erected 1750, this one in 1875. Communion service, given by George II, 1752, still in use. One block S. — Map (db m76988) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — Craven County World Wars 1 and 2 Memorial
South face of monument, near the top: Sacred to the Memory of Craven County Dead of World War 1 and 2 Names are engraved on all four sides of the base: World War II Robert J. Conderman • Charles E. Cook • Elvin Allen . . . — Map (db m24057) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-30 — F. M. Simmons1854 - 1940
U. S. Senator, 1901-1931. Chaired Senate Finance Committee during World War I. U.S. House 1887-1889. Lived here. — Map (db m92396) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — First House of Worship of Colonial Craven Parish
The walls on this site are erected over the brick and ballast stone foundation of the first house of worship of Colonial Craven Parish which was established in 1715. The brick Anglican Church was completed in 1750, and it continued in use until the . . . — Map (db m24354) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-22 — First Post Road
The road from New England to Charleston, over which mail was first carried regularly in North Carolina, 1738-39, passed near this spot. — Map (db m92397) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — First Presbyterian Church
Formally organized on January 6, 1817 in the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Minor, First Presbyterian Church was formed under the leadership of the Rev. John Knox Witherspoon. Included among the charter members were the daughter and granddaughter of the . . . — Map (db m23685) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — First Presbyterian Church
Organized in 1817, plaques on the interior walls recognize the thirteen founding members. Built in 1819 - 1821. It is the oldest Presbyterian Sanctuary in continuous use in North Carolina. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and . . . — Map (db m23688) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C 3 — First Printing Press In N.C.
Est. 1749 by James Davis who published the first book and newspaper in colony. Shop was nearby. — Map (db m76987) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-50 — First Provincial Congress
In America to be called and held in defiance of British orders met in this town, Aug. 25-27, 1774, with 71 delegates present. — Map (db m23503) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-12 — Fort Totten
Here stood one of the forts built around New Bern by Union forces after they took the town in March, 1862. — Map (db m23555) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C 14 — George E. Badger
Secretary of the Navy, 1841; United States Senator, 1846-55; judge of the superior court; staunch nationalist. Birthplace was 80yds S. — Map (db m76991) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-53 — George H. White — 1852 - 1918
Lawyer; member of N.C. legislature, 1881 & 1885. U.S. Congressman, 1897-1901. Born into slavery. Home stands 2 blocks N. — Map (db m23512) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-74 — Graham A. Barden1896-1967
Congressman, 1935-61. Secured military bases for eastern N.C.; advocated Taft-Hartley labor relations act. Grave 4 blocks northwest. — Map (db m23505) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — Greenwood CemeteryHistoric Burial Site
Greenwood Cemetery, established in 1882 on the grounds of an earlier cemetery, is New Bern’s second-oldest public cemetery and the first city-owned cemetery for African Americans. Thirteen grave markers are dated between 1816 and 1859. At least . . . — Map (db m76972) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C 64 — James City
Community founded here in 1863 as resettlement camp for freed slaves. Named for Horace James. Union Army chaplain. — Map (db m31206) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-33 — James Walker Hood
Asst. Superintendent Public Instruction, 1868-70; a founder Livingstone College, 1885; Bishop A.M.E. Zion Church; founded St. Peters, 1864. One blk. N. — Map (db m24053) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-1 — John Wright Stanly House
Home of Revolutionary War leader; and his son John, Congressman & state legislator. House moved and restored 1966-70 by the Tryon Palace Commission. — Map (db m23508) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — John Wright Stanly HouseA House Divided
This house was the birthplace of two men who fought on opposing sides during the Civil War: Edward Stanly, the Unionist military governor of North Carolina, and Confederate Gen. Lewis Addison Armistead, who was mortally wounded during the Battle of . . . — Map (db m75492) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — Jones HouseConfederate Jail
This house was built about 1809 for John Jones, owner of a local turpentine distillery, and the west wing was added about 1820. After the U.S. Army defeated Confederate troops in the Battle of New Bern on March 14, 1862, and occupied the town, . . . — Map (db m75493) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C 81 — King Solomon Lodge
First African American Masonic lodge in N.C.; est. 1865. Erected in 1870, the building was moved here in 1920s. — Map (db m76973) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-61 — New Bern Academy
First school chartered in N.C. Assembly levied a tax for its support in 1766. Present building was built in 1810. — Map (db m23658) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — New Bern AcademyFrom School to Hospital
In 1861, Confederate authorities converted the New Bern Academy from a school to a hospital. The U.S. Army commandeered the structure to care for the wounded almost immediately after defeating Confederate forces in the Battle of New Bern on March . . . — Map (db m23659) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — New Bern Battlefield Park
New Bern Historical Society welcomes you to the New Bern Battlefield Park 300 Battlefield Parkway, New Bern, NC 28562 Here you will find pristinely preserved Confederate defensive earthworks on the 27 acres owned by the New Bern . . . — Map (db m77010) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — New Bern National CemeteryHonoring the Union Dead
On March 14, 1862, Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside captured New Bern after seizing Roanoke Island in February and moving his army inland. After the battle for the town, the Federals established hospitals in the New Bern Academy, the Masonic Lodge, . . . — Map (db m76946) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C 39 — Political Duel
John Stanly killed Richard Dobbs Spaight, former Governor of North Carolina, in a duel near this spot, September 5, 1802. — Map (db m76974) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C 66 — Rains Brothers
Brig. Gen. Gabriel Rains and Col. George Rains, graduates of West Point, inventors of explosives for Confederacy. This was their boyhood home. — Map (db m76975) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — Richard Dobbs Spaight1758-1802
First native-born N.C. governor, 1792-1795; a signer of the U.S. Constitution, 1787; killed in a duel. Grave here. — Map (db m41000) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — Richard Dobbs SpaightBorn 1758 – Died 1802
Educated in Scotland at University of Glasgow; Aide-de-Camp to Major-General Richard Caswell during the Revolution, and Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant of Artillery after that war; representative of the Borough of New Bern for five terms and of the . . . — Map (db m45114) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — Richard Dobbs Spaight, the YoungerBorn 1790 – Died 1850
Graduate and for twenty-nine years a trustee of the University of North Carolina, member of the North Carolina House of Commons for one term, and of the State Senate for fourteen terms, member of the eighteenth Congress of the United States; Grand . . . — Map (db m45115) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-82 — Samuel Cornell1730 - 1781
Merchant, Loyalist, and Governor's Councilor. He financed construction of Tryon Palace & campaign against Regulators, 1771. House stood 2 blocks S. — Map (db m92399) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — St. Peter's A.M.E. Zion Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m76961) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C 2 — Tryon Palace
Historic Capitol and Governor's residence of N.C., 1770-1794. Burned 1798, and restored in 1952-1959. Open to the public. One block south. — Map (db m76997) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — U.S.C.G.C. Pamlico
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter stationed in New Bern from 1907 until 1947. — Map (db m62428) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-67 — USRC Diligence
U.S. Reserve Cutter built in N.C. 1791. Ship was commissioned in 1792 by Revenue Marine (now U.S. Coast Guard), ¼ miles west. — Map (db m62235) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C-19 — Washington's Southern Tour
President Washington visited in the Stanly home two nights, April 20-21, 1791. — Map (db m23509) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — C 6 — William Gaston1778-1844
Justice of N.C. Supreme Court, 1833-44; lawmaker. An advocate for state's Catholics. Wrote state song. "The Old North State." Lived 1 block N. — Map (db m76978) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — William Henry SingletonFrom Slavery to Freedom
During the Civil War, thousands of enslaved blacks freed themselves by escaping to Union lines. Craven County native William Henry Singleton (1843-1938) was one of them. According to his biography, Recollections of My Slavery Days (1922), as . . . — Map (db m24054) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — 20th Corps
1st Division 1st Brigade         2nd Brigade 5th Conn. 46th PA. 2nd Mass. 13th NJ 123rd NY. 141st NY. 107th NY. 150th NY. 3rd Wisc 3rd Brigade 82nd Ill. 101st Ill. 61st Oh. 82nd Oh. 143rd NY. 31st Wisc 3rd Division 1stBrigade         2nd . . . — Map (db m14737) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — Confederate First Line
General W. B. Taliaferro’s division occupied trenches crossing the road at this point, March 15-16, 1865. — Map (db m14734) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — I 74 — Federal Artillery
From a point 50 yards west three batteries of artillery under Major J. A. Reynolds shelled the Confederate first line of earthworks. — Map (db m31600) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — Federal Hospital
The 1865 home of William Smith, 100 yards East, was used as a hospital for Union troops in the Battle of Averasboro, March 15-16, 1865. — Map (db m14745) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — Oak Grove
Plantation home of John Smith, used as Confederate hospital during the Battle of Averasboro, March 16, 1865. — Map (db m41995) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — Rhett’s Brigade
The brigade of Colonel A.M. Rhett was repulsed 300 yards West on March 16, 1865, by Union troops under Colonel Henry Case. — Map (db m14736) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — Taliaferro’s Division
Elliott’s Brigade 22nd GA BN         28th GA BN Hanleiter’s BN         Manigault’s BN 2nd SC Heavy Arty BN Gist Guard Arty 6th NC BN Armory Guards Rhett’s Brigade 1st SC Inf (Reg) 1st SC Heavy Arty BN Lucas’s SC BN Artillery Batallion . . . — Map (db m14735) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — 1897 Poe House
Built in 1897 by Fayetteville businessman E. A. Poe and his wife, Josephine, the house is part of the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex. It is representative of upper-middle-class homes of the period. Tours offer a glimpse of life in the . . . — Map (db m24447) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Arsenal
This tablet marks the site of an important arsenal of the Confederate government. Authorized by the United States Congress, 1836; captured by North Carolina, April 22, 1861; transferred to the Confederate government, June 5, 1861; and destroyed by . . . — Map (db m24327) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Arsenal Park
Crises cause us to act. The crisis created by the United States' military unpreparedness during the War of 1812 resulted in the planning and building of additional arsenals for the nation's defense. Congress appropriated monies in 1836 for an . . . — Map (db m24362) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Arsenal Stones
These stones formed part of the foundations for buildings within the main arsenal compound. When United States troops destroyed the arsenal in 1865, local citizens salvaged usable building materials. The state moved these remaining stones when the . . . — Map (db m24359) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-53 — Babe Ruth
Hit his first home run in professional baseball, March, 1914, 135 yds. N.W. In this town George Herman Ruth acquired the nickname "Babe." — Map (db m24633) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-80 — Bank of the United States
Second national bank opened branch in 1818 in Fayetteville. Bank operated, 1820-1835, in house one block east. — Map (db m30882) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Burning of Clarendon BridgeConfederates Evacuate Fayetteville — Carolinas Campaign
(preface) The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the March to the Sea. Sherman’s objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia to crush . . . — Map (db m70380) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-63 — C. M. Stedman1841 - 1930
Last Confederate officer in Congress, 1911-1930; lawyer & lt.-governor. Grave is 2 blks. east. — Map (db m30905) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-54 — Campbelton
Colonial river port, incorporated in 1762. Later merged with Cross Creek to form the town of Fayetteville. — Map (db m30872) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-32 — Charles W. Chesnutt1858 - 1932
Negro novelist and short story writer, teacher and lawyer. Taught in a school which stood here. — Map (db m30892) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-70 — Charter of the University of N. C.
William R. Davie's bill to charter the University was adopted by the General Assembly meeting nearby, Dec. 11, 1789. — Map (db m24399) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Confederate War Memorial
In memory of the Confederate Dead On Fames eternal camping ground Their silent Tents are spread. Rest on embalmed & sainted dead Dear as the blood ye gave. Nor shall your glory be forgot While Fame her record keeps Or honor . . . — Map (db m30896) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Confederate Women's Home
Built in 1915 for the widows and daughters of state's Confederate veterans. Closed, 1981. Cemetery 300 yds. W. — Map (db m30822) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-9 — Cornwallis
Marching to Wilmington after the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, stopped with his army in this town in April, 1781. — Map (db m30899) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-10 — Cross Creek
Colonial village and trading center, merged in 1778 with town of Campbelton and in 1783 renamed Fayetteville. — Map (db m24394) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Cross Creek CemeteryConfederate Burial Grounds
This is the oldest public cemetery in Fayetteville, begun in 1785. Mrs. Anne K. Kyle, who served as a nurse in the hospital here during the Civil War, established the Confederate Burial Ground soon after Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his army . . . — Map (db m30940) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Cross Creek Linear ParkOur Pathway to the Future
1. Cool Spring Cool Spring is located on the south bank of Cross Creek, which winds its way through downtown Fayetteville. The spring was the primary soucre of water first for Native Americans and subsequently for the European pioneers. It . . . — Map (db m31149) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Cumberland County Confederate Memorial
The Women of Cumberland to their Confederate Dead May 20, 1861 - May 10, 1902 They died in defence of their Rights For they should fall the tears of a nation's grief. Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, . . . — Map (db m31143) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Currahee Rocks
The rock base beneath Iron Mike has its own story. In July 1942 over 5,000 men arrived at Camp Toccoa for training as a new type of soldier, a Paratrooper. Over the next few years over 17,000 soldiers of the 501st, 506th, 511th, and the 517th . . . — Map (db m77343) HM WM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Edward J. Hale HouseCivil War Publisher — Carolinas Campaign
Across the street is the Hale-Williams House, notable for the variety of architectural styles it incorporates as well as for the prominence of its builder, Edward Jones Hale. Hale bought this property in 1847 and constructed the house in the 1850s. . . . — Map (db m70360) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Engine House (1838 - 1848)Arsenal Park
The engine house received its first engine in 1859 and served as the power source for the smith and gun carriage shops. — Map (db m24419) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Fayetteville Arsenal"Batter . . . into piles of rubble" — Carolinas Campaign
[Preface at top left] The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the “March to the Sea.” Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. . . . — Map (db m24355) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-31 — Fayetteville State University
Est. 1867 as Howard School. State-supported since 1877. A part of The University of North Carolina since 1972. — Map (db m24385) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — First Presbyterian Church
Organized in 1800. The original building, begun in 1816, rebuilt on same walls after fire of 1831, stands one block west. — Map (db m24390) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-28 — First Presbyterian Church
Organized in 1800. The original building, begun in 1816, rebuilt on same walls after fire of 1831, stands one block east. — Map (db m24392) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Flora MacDonald
Scottish heroine resided here 1774 - 1775 — Map (db m24445) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Flora Macdonald
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North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Forging and Casting [and] Smith's Shops (1839 - 1842)Arsenal Park
The lighter brick in this pad outlines the foundations of two shops, the smiths and the forging and casting. These shops were built simultaneously between 1839 and 1842. During Confederate occupation, these shops, along with the engine house, were . . . — Map (db m24420) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-60 — Frank P. Graham1886 - 1972
First president of Consolidated U.N.C., 1932-1949. U.S. senator; U.N. mediator, India & Pakistan. Birthplace was 50 yds. W. — Map (db m30894) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Gun Carriage and Turning Shop (1842 - 1849)Arsenal Park
This area is where most woodworking operations took place. It was also known as the carpenter's shop. Wagon and gun carriage wheels, as well as other wooden parts, were made here. — Map (db m24421) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-62 — Henry Evans
Free black cobbler & minister. Built first Methodist church in Fayetteville. Died 1810. Buried 2 blocks north. — Map (db m30884) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital
Highsmith Hospital opened in 1901 on Green Street in downtown Fayetteville as the first private hospital in North Carolina. In 1926 the hospital was relocated to the corner of Hay Street and Bradford Avenue. The hospital opened on its present site . . . — Map (db m70361) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-86 — Hiram R. Revels1822 - 1901
First African American to serve in Congress, he represented Mississippi in Senate, 1870-1871. Born in Fayetteville. — Map (db m24402) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-4 — James C. Dobbin
Secretary of United States Navy, 1853-57. Helped found State Hospital for Insane. Home one block north. — Map (db m24330) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — James Dobbin McNeill
President Emeritus North Carolina State Firemen's Association Born in Asheboro, N.C. March 4, 1850 Died in Fayetteville, N.C. February 9, 1927 A beloved citizen and courageous statesman Six times Mayor of Fayetteville Thrice President . . . — Map (db m24448) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-79 — John England1786 - 1842
Bishop of Charleston. He organized Roman Catholics in N.C. at Fayetteville Convention, & consecrated St. Patrick Church, 1829. Present church 4/10 mi. E. — Map (db m24634) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-12 — Lafayette
On March 4-5, 1825, was guest of Fayetteville (named for him 1783), staying at home of Duncan McRae, on site of present courthouse. — Map (db m24377) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Liberty Point
This historic structure, circa 1791, is the oldest known commercial building in Fayetteville. It was restored as a community service by Fayetteville's hometown newspaper. — Map (db m24432) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Liberty Point Declaration of Independence
At or near this place ever since known as “Liberty Point” was promulgated in June 1775, by patriots of the Cape Fear A Declaration of Independence of the British Crown. . . . — Map (db m24431) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-13 — MacPherson Church
Presbyterian. Founded by early Scottish settlers. Graves of Alexander MacPherson and T. H. Holmes, a Confederate general, 1 1/2 miles N. — Map (db m30814) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-55 — Methodist University
Chartered 1956 as four-year liberal arts college. Opened September 1960. University since 2006. — Map (db m30572) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — North CarolinaCivil War Trails
North Carolina's Civil War stories are as diverse as its landscape. The Outer Banks and coastal rivers saw action early in the war, as Union forces occupied the region. Stories abound of naval battles, blockade running, Federal raids, and the . . . — Map (db m24357) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — North Carolina Arsenal
The courses of lighter colored brick found in this brick pad represent foundations uncovered while preparing the area for construction. The walls were part of the main arsenal building which was started in 1838 and completed in fall of 1839. The . . . — Map (db m70359) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-14 — Old Town Hall
Built on site of the "State House," burned 1831, where the North Carolina Convention of 1789 ratified the Federal Constitution. — Map (db m24397) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — 89 — Omar Ibn Said
Muslim slave & scholar. African born, he penned autobiography in Arabic. 1831. Lived in a Bladen County and worshipped with local Presbyterians. — Map (db m94902) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Parade GroundFayetteville Independent Light Infantry
The Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry is North Carolina's oldest military unit and the second-oldest militia organization in the U.S. At the start of the Civil War, after North Carolina seceded, the company enrolled in active service for . . . — Map (db m31109) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-21 — Plank Roads
Fayetteville was the focal point for five plank roads, chartered 1849-52. The longest was built to Bethania, 129 miles northwest. — Map (db m24395) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Plummer Bridge
This bridge dedicated in memory of Lenox Eugene Plummer 1914 - 1979 Fayetteville City Councilmember for twenty four years who encouraged this city to “Always feed everyone out of the same spoon” John W. . . . — Map (db m31202) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Saint Patrick Catholic Church
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North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Scotch Spring
Located one block to the north, on the north side of Maiden Lane, Scotch Spring was owned by two prominent citizens, Robert Cochran and John Hay, and was a major water source for Fayetteville in the late eighteenth century. Throughout the . . . — Map (db m30998) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Settlement of the Upper Cape Fear
[Thistle symbol] Commemorating the settlement of the Upper Cape Fear by the Highland Scotch Two Hundredth Anniversary — Map (db m31148) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-18 — Sherman's Army
Invading North Carolina, Sherman's army occupied Fayetteville, Mar. 11-14, 1865, destroying the Confederate Arsenal, which stood 1 mile W. — Map (db m57295) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Southwest Tower (1849 - 1856)Arsenal Park
This was the last of the four arsenal towers to be built. In the original plans, this tower was to be the guard and prison rooms. — Map (db m24415) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — The "Ghost" TowerArsenal Park
The northwest tower (1) was the first of the arsenal's four towers to be built (1839-1840) and initially served as the facility's temporary office. The three-story octagonal towers protruded beyond the corners of the main compound and were a . . . — Map (db m24365) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — II-2 — The Battle of BentonvilleMarch 19, 20, and 21, 1865
At Bentonville, General William T. Sherman's Union Army, advancing from Fayetteville toward Goldsboro, met and battled the Confederate Army of General Joseph E. Johnston. General Robert E. Lee had directed the Confederates to make a stand in North . . . — Map (db m20535) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — The Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry CompanyF. I. L. I. — 1793 - 1993
[Front] Whereas in obedience to President George Washington's Militia Act and the threat of war with European powers, the F.I.L.I. was organized on or near this spot on August 23, 1793, under the leadership of Captain Robert Adam, . . . — Map (db m31112) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-61 — The Fayetteville Observer
Oldest N.C. newspaper still being published. Begun 1816 as weekly; daily since 1896. E. J. Hale, editor, 1824-1865. — Map (db m24635) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — The Market HouseSite of a Shootout — Carolinas Campaign
On Saturday morning, March 11, 1865, a brief skirmish took place here at the Market House as Confederate forces evacuated Fayetteville while Union Gen. William T. Sherman's army entered the town. A rear guard detachment under Gen. Wade Hampton . . . — Map (db m24442) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — The Sandford HouseBarracks for Union Troops — Carolinas Campaign
Duncan McLeran constructed this two-story Federal-style dwelling in 1797. In 1820, the property was sold and remodeled to accommodate the Bank of the United States, the first federal bank in North Carolina. The house is named for John Sanford, a . . . — Map (db m70374) HM WM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Town House
Lafayette was escorted from the Clarendon Bridge to the Town House, which stood at this site. A spacious stage had been erected in front of the Town House. The various military units formed lines on each side of the street, and Lafayette's carriage . . . — Map (db m24449) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-2 — U.S. Arsenal
Authorized by Congress 1836. Taken over by Confederacy, 1861. Destroyed March 1865, by Sherman. Ruins stand 2 blocks S.W. — Map (db m24328) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-65 — Warren Winslow1810 - 1862
Acting Governor, 1854; Congressman, 1855-1861. Negotiated surrender of local U.S. arsenal in 1861. Grave 40 yds. SE. — Map (db m30871) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — 15cm Medium Field Howitzer, M18
Standard howitzer for German divisions. This gun captured in Normandy, France during June 1944. — Map (db m31229) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Crossing of the Waal River Honoring our KIA's - MIA's September 20, 1944 “C” Company, 307th Engineer Battalion was in the assault wave with the Third Battalion, 504th Parachute . . . — Map (db m31508) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — 328th Infantry Rock
Carved in 1919 by a Georgia stonesmason to pay tribute to the 82D Division's 328th Infantry. Moved from Camp Gordon, Georgia first home of the 82D, to Fort Bragg in the 1950s [Rock Inscription reads] Dedicated to the memory of . . . — Map (db m31495) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — 4th Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment
In honor and memory of the paratrooopers of the 4th Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, “The Gold Falcons” — Map (db m31493) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — 82d Infantry Division
Activated 25 August 1917 Reactivated 25 March 1942 Reorganized and redesignated an airborne division 15 Augus 1942 To Our Honored Dead Campaigns Lorraine • St. Mihiel • Meuse-Argonne Sicily • Naples-Foggia • Anzio . . . — Map (db m31179) WM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Airlifter's Memorial
Base In honor of airlifters past, present and future Back This memorial dedicated by members of Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 367 and Noncommissioned Officers Open Mess, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, 12 June . . . — Map (db m43998) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Bastogne Gables
This housing area is named in memory of courageous airborne troops of the U.S. Army who refused to surrender during the intense and bitter fighting against a numerically superior enemy, 19 December 1944 - 15 January 1945, in the area of Bastogne . . . — Map (db m43972) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Braxton BraggCamp Bragg, N.C.
In honor of Braxton Bragg Lieutenant Colonel, USA General, CSA Born: Warrenton N.C. 22 March 1817 Died: Galveston, Texas 27 September 1876 War Department General Order No. 77, 21 August 1918, established Camp Bragg, N.C. in . . . — Map (db m62493) HM WM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — C-119 "Packet"
(top) C-119C, Serial Number 50-33182. This aircraft was originally Serial Number 50-0128. On loan from the U.S. Air Force Museum Program. (middle) The Fairchild C-119, better known as the "Flying Boxcar", was capable of . . . — Map (db m44001) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — C-123 "Provider"
(top) C-123K, Serial Number 54-0372. This aircraft was originally Serial Number 54-0669. It is on loan from the U.S. Air Force Museum Program. (middle) The Fairchild C-123 was capable of carrying 60 fully equipped . . . — Map (db m44002) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — C-130 "Hercules"
The mission of the Lockheed C-130 is to provide rapid transportation of personnel or cargo for delivery by air-drop or by air-land. The aircraft can be used as a tactical transport carrying 92 ground troops or 64 paratroopers and equipment. It . . . — Map (db m44003) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — C-7 "Caribou"
First flown by the Army in the 1960s, the C-7 was used to provide logistic support, particularly in Vietnam. Used to support airborne training through the 1970s. This aircraft was used by the U.S. Army Parachute Demonstration Team, . . . — Map (db m31236) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Curtis C-46 "Commando"
First aircraft with jump doors on both sides of fuselage. Used for airborne operations in 1945 to early 1950s. — Map (db m31230) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain"
(top) C-47D, Serial Number 44-118427 This aircraft was originally serial number 44-76462. It is on loan from the U.S. Air Force Museum Program. (middle) The Douglas C-47 Skytrain, the military version of the DC-3, was . . . — Map (db m43999) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Douglas C-47
Known as the “Skytrain”, the C-47 was the workhorse of the Army Air Corps transport units. Carried 82D troopers into battle at Sicily, Salerno, Normandy, and Holland — Map (db m31231) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Enlisted Personnel Memorial
As enlisted men and women of our great nation, nothing captures our professionalism more than the Oath of Enlistment. It states... "I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I . . . — Map (db m44007) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar"
Used to support airborne operations from the 1940s through the 1960s. First aircraft to handle large parachute loads containing 3/4 ton trucks and 105-mm howitzers. — Map (db m31492) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Fairchild C-123-K Provider
Developed in the 1950s as an assault transport. The fullsection rear ramp door made this an ideal aircraft for support of airborne operations from the 1950s into the 1970s. — Map (db m31234) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — I-17 — Fort Bragg
Established 1918 as U.S. field artillery training center. Named for N.C. native Braxton Bragg, Lt. Col., USA; Gen., CSA. — Map (db m30973) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Iron Mike[The Airborne Trooper]
In honor of Airborne Troopers whose courage, dedication, and traditions make them the world's finest fighting soldiers — Map (db m31176) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Lt. Harley H. Pope
Aviation Pioneer 1879-1918 Presented by citizens of Bedford, Indiana — Map (db m43971) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — M-551A1 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle
This six ton Sheridan from C Company, 3rd Battalion, 73rd Armor, was dropped by parachute into Panama on 20 December 1989 during Operation JUST CAUSE. The Sheridan replaced the Scorpion in the late 1960s, but Panama was the first time . . . — Map (db m31476) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — M-56 Scorpion Self-Propelled Antitank Gun
A fully-tracked 90mm gun developed in the 1950s to provide airborne troops with a mobile antitank weapon. Used by airborne armored battalions and airborne infantry tank companies in the 1960s. — Map (db m31491) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Meadows Memorial Parade FieldIn Memory of Major Richard J. Meadows — 16 June 1931 – 29 July 1995
During his long and illustrious career, Major Meadows embodied all of those qualities that mark the unique individuals serving in Special Operations Forces. Major Meadows’ extraordinary achievements throughout his dedicated service with Army Special . . . — Map (db m31484) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Pope Air Force Base Air Park
Dedicated to the men and women who flew and maintained these aircraft. Responding to the call to arms, they embraced the difficult challenges and held high the proud heritage of the United States Air Force. This monument stands guard at Pope's . . . — Map (db m44004) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Pope Airmen Memorial
Front In honor of those Pope airmen who have given their lives for their country while performing flying duties * * * * * * Dedicated to the memory of those who were killed in a C-130 accident on November 30, 1978 Robert J. Caton • . . . — Map (db m44005) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Pope Airmen Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of those Pope airmen who lost their lives in a C-130 accident at Sicily extraction zone on July 1, 1987 Capt. Garry M. Bardo, Jr. • A1C Albert G. Dunse • Capt. John B. Keiser, III • TSgt Timothy J. Matar — Map (db m44006) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Stang Field
Named in honor of Colonel Arthur C. Stang III 13 Mar 37 - 2 Sep 80 Former commander of the 3d Brigade and Chief of Staff, 82d Airborne Division who was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for outstanding contributions to . . . — Map (db m31184) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — T-8 90mm Antitank Gun
Developed late in World War II, the 90mm was the most powerful American antitank weapon of that conflict. It was used by the 82nd Airborne Division in the postwar era between 1946 and 1956. — Map (db m31475) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — UH-1A Iroquois Utility Helicopter
Nicknamed the Huey, helicopters of this type supported Division airmobile operations in the 1960s and 1970s. The UH-1 was also capable of dropping paratroopers or sling loading heavy equipment — Map (db m31465) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — USASOC Memorial WallIn Memory of Our Fallen Special Operations Soldiers — United States Army Special Operations Command
Welcome Kinsman, Comrade, Friend. Recorded here on this humble Wall are the names of our fallen Heroes. They were and will always be cherished Soldiers of Army Special Operations, our comrades in arms. Know that they eagerly sought and accepted our . . . — Map (db m31488) WM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Godwin — Battle of AverasboroConfederate First Defensive Line — Carolinas Campaign
(Preface): The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the March to the Sea. Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia to crush . . . — Map (db m42002) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Godwin — I-81 — David M. Williams1900-1975
"Carbine" Williams, designer of short stroke piston, which made possible M-1 carbine rifle, widely used in WWII. Lived 2 mi. S. — Map (db m31793) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Grays Creek — I-59 — Dunn’s Creek Quaker Meeting
Started about 1746; joined yearly meeting, 1760; discontinued about 1781. Site and cemetery are 2.5 miles S.E. — Map (db m1946) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Grays Creek — I 42 — Moore's Camp
Prior to the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, forces of Gen. James Moore, Whig commander camped, Feb.15~21,1776, 1 ½ miles northeast. — Map (db m4588) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Hope Mills — I-27 — Cape Fear Baptist Church
Constituted in 1756 as Particular Baptist. Stephen Hollingsworth, first minister. Present (1859) building 2 mi. E. — Map (db m864) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Linden — I-52 — Rev. James Campbell
One of early Presbyterian ministers in N.C., 1757-1780. Organized Bluff, Barbecue, and Longstreet churches. Grave is 8 mi. east. — Map (db m42003) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Wade — Colonel Alexander McAllisterPatriot and Revolutionary Hero
Near this spot at Old Bluff Church is buried Colonel Alexander McAllister; Patriot and Revolutionary Hero; Colonel of Cumberland County Militia; Representative First Assembly in Newbern, December 1773; Representative Second Assembly in Newbern, . . . — Map (db m31594) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Wade — I-1 — Old Bluff ChurchPresbyterian
Organized in 1758 by Rev. James Campbell. Present building erected about 1858. N.W. 1 mi. — Map (db m31592) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Wade — Old Bluff ChurchThe Muddy Road to Averasboro — Carolinas Campaign
(Preface): The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savanna, Georgia, after the "March to the Sea." Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia to . . . — Map (db m31593) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Coinjock — A-76 — Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal
Constructed 1855~59 by steam dredges to assist commerce. Now part of Intracoastal Waterway. N.C. Cut 5 miles long. — Map (db m11313) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Coinjock — Albemarle and Chesapeake CanalMilitary Supply Route
After the Battle of Elizabeth City and the destruction of the Confederate Mosquito Fleet in February 1862, the Confederates scuttled ships to block the North Carolina cut. The Federals had the same idea to stall Confederate traffic and sent five . . . — Map (db m56979) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — A Nation's Defense
Due to its remote location on the Currituck Outer Banks, the Whalehead Club has been used in various ways for national defense. Shortly after Ray T. Adams purchased this property, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941) and the U.S. . . . — Map (db m82188) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — Boathouse
With its gracious proportions, unusual pink color, and sloping rooflines, the Corolla Island boathouse built by Edward Collings Knight Jr. and his wife complemented their main house. Even more than the main house, the boathouse was the center . . . — Map (db m10433) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — Boats And Blinds
Currituck Outer Bankers depended on the land and the water for their livelihoods. Besides waterfowl hunting and fishing, the Sound provided an important transportation route to and from the Currituck mainland and up and down the Banks. The first . . . — Map (db m91802) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — Corolla Chapel
Historic Corolla Chapel In 1885, the Corolla community formed an inter-denominational congregation in Corolla Village and built the original one-room chapel. Circuit-riding preachers were sent to the Village by horse and buggy by way of the . . . — Map (db m91795) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — Corolla Historic Village
Twiddy & Company began preservation in Corolla Village in 1986. The first effort was the Kill Devil Hills Lifesaving Station built in 1878. Relocation from the original oceanfront site was a requirement of the sale, so the station was moved to . . . — Map (db m76660) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — Corolla Island Bridges
When Edward Collings Knight Jr. and his wife, Marie-Louise leBell, purchased this property in 1922, the Lighthouse Club, a hunting club, already existed on land just to the south. After the Knights completed a new private residence in 1925, they . . . — Map (db m10437) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — Corolla SchoolhouseC. 1900
Restoration began in the fall of 1999, revealing wonderful insights into life in this isolated coastal village. Upon raising the building to repair rotten sills, workers discovered ship timbers in the foundation that were salvaged from . . . — Map (db m10434) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — Corolla Schoolhouse
Establishing the First Unified Corolla School The Corolla Schoolhouse was built circa 1890 by residents Sol Sanderlin and Val Twiford and established as the first unified Corolla school in 1905. The County's one-room schoolhouse accepted . . . — Map (db m76658) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — Currituck Beach Light Station
On December 1, 1875, the beacon of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse filled the remaining "dark spot" on the North Carolina coast between the Cape Henry light to the north and Bodie Island to the south. To distinguish the Currituck Beach Lighthouse . . . — Map (db m10685) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — Duck Blinds
When the last inlet to Currituck Sound closed in 1828, the water began to change. As rain, rivers, and streams poured in to the sound, the water became less salty and tall-grass marsh and wild celery attracted large flocks of migratory waterfowl in . . . — Map (db m10686) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — First Swimming Pool on the Outer Banks
The Whalehead Club has always been associated with wealth and leisure pursuits. When Edward Collings Knight Jr. and his wife, Marie-Louise LeBel, built their residence here in the 1920s, they made it as opulent as possible. The estate included the . . . — Map (db m10687) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — Kill Devil HillsUnited States Life Saving Station
The Kill Devil Hills Life Saving Station was built in 1878, one of 11 stations erected along the Outer Banks at the turn of the century. At that time, the lifesaving service relied on members of the local community to bravely respond to the frequent . . . — Map (db m91796) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — Life on Currituck Sound
Brackish Marsh According to the description found in William Byrd’s diary from 1728, Currituck Banks was a wind-swept, overwash island that was sparsely vegetated with low shrubs and salt-tolerant red cedar. At that time, inlets opened . . . — Map (db m79866) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — Ray T. Adam's Landing Strip
When Ray T. Adams bought this estate for just $25,000 in 1940, he dreamed of opening a hunt club and selling parcels of land for real estate. He changed the name to the Whalehead Club and invited potential investors, politicians (including Dwight . . . — Map (db m10688) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — The Caretaker's Residence
Architectural drawings suggest that the caretaker's residence dates to the 1920s and was designed to house two families who worked for the Knights. Cleveland lewark, chief hunting guide and superintendent of the property, lived in one side of the . . . — Map (db m10689) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — The Knights
Due to excellent wildfowl hunting conditions in the second half of the 19th century, private hunt clubs owned most of the land on the Currituck Outer Banks. In 1874 a group of wealthy Northeaster industrialists build the Lighthouse Club just south . . . — Map (db m10690) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — The Whalehead Club
Constructing the Residence In 1922, Edward Collings Knight, Jr. and Marie-Louise LeBel Knight purchased this property for its access to excellent waterfowl hunting and to entertain guests. They named the property "Corolla Island" due to the . . . — Map (db m79260) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — The Whalehead Club Restoration
After second owner Ray T. Adams died in 1957, the Whalehead Club was used as a summer boy's school, housed a rocket fuel testing facility, and was proposed for resort development. With restoration in mind, Currituck County purchased the club in . . . — Map (db m10691) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — Waterfowl Resting Area
The Knights did not choose this location for their hunting retreat randomly. It sits on the Atlantic Flyway, a primary migratory route for waterfowl. Currituck, as in Currituck County, comes from the Native American work carotank or "land of the . . . — Map (db m10719) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — Welcome to a Wetland
Where land and water meet. Once considered worthless, North Carolina’s wetlands are now recognized as priceless resources for their roles in conserving water and providing habitat for wildlife. What good is a Wetland? . . . — Map (db m76669) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — A-33 — Wreck Of The Metropolis
Steamer ran aground, Jan. 31, 1878, killing 85. Tragedy prompted improvements in the U.S. Lifesaving Service. Remains are 3/5 mi. SE. — Map (db m9668) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Currituck — Currituck County CourthouseConfederate Recruiting Center
Currituck has been the county government seat since 1723. The core of the present courthouse to the right and jail in front of you were here when the Civil War began. On March 31, 1862, the “Currituck Light Cavalry” began enlisting on . . . — Map (db m2764) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Currituck — Currituck County Old Jail
Thursday the 31st December 1767 "On motion the following Bills were ordered to be read ... A Bill to impower the justices of Currituck County to build a prison pillary and stocks in the said county on the lot were the Court House stands for the . . . — Map (db m9468) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Jarvisburg — A-6 — Thomas J. Jarvis
Governor, 1879 - 1885; Minister to Brazil; U.S. Senator; was born in a house which stood here. — Map (db m9498) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Knotts Island — A-15 — Dividing Line — ···
Commissioners drove the first stake for the Virgina - Carolina boundary, Mar. 18, 1728, three miles N. E. across Currituck Sound. — Map (db m11286) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Knotts Island — Knotts IslandSalts Works Center
During the Civil War, salt—essential for the preservation of meat—was vitally important to the massive Union and Confederate armies. Currituck County's location was ideal for salt works, and Knotts Island's residents made salt both here . . . — Map (db m76552) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Maple — Maple LeafA Great Escape
Currituck County played a vital role in a prisoner-of-war escape in 1863. At 1:30 P.M. on June 10, the troop-transport steamer Maple Leaf sailed from Fort Monroe, Va., for Fort Delaware, carrying 97 captured Confederate officers bound for the . . . — Map (db m56981) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Moycock — MoycockShingle Landing
Currituck Sound and the surrounding area were under Union control by 1863. Local farmers and merchants sought permission from Federal authorities to sell their produce in Norfolk. They followed this route to the city. Union Gen. Henry M. Naglee, . . . — Map (db m56982) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Moyock — A-16 — Dividing Line
In 1728 the Virginia-Carolina boundary was first surveyed from the Atlantic coast to a spot two hundred twenty miles west of here. — Map (db m2762) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Moyock — A-59 — Joseph Pilmoor
Preached first Methodist sermon in colony, 1772, at Currituck Courthouse. Pilmoor Memorial Methodist Church is near the site. About 300 ft. north. — Map (db m2763) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Point Harbor — Currituck SoundAvenue of War
For many years before the war, Currituck Sound was a busy avenue of commerce sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean by the Outer Banks. Vessels carried produce and goods between North Carolina and Virginia. After hostilities began, the sound became . . . — Map (db m56980) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Shawboro — A-62 — Henry M. Shaw
Member N.C. Assembly and U.S. Congress. Confederate colonel. Killed in attack on New Bern, Feb. 1, 1864. Home & grave about 150 feet West. — Map (db m9507) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Shawboro — IndiantownChasing “Guerrillas”
Indiantown, a commercial center with a shipyard, store, and mill, became a focal point for military activity during the Civil War. On June 10, 1862, U.S. Navy Lt. Charles W. Flusser led several gunboats up the North River to capture a prominent . . . — Map (db m56814) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Shawboro — A-66 — McKnight’s Shipyard
Thomas McKnight, colonial merchant and legislator; Loyalist during Revolution. Operated large shipyard which stood near here. — Map (db m2765) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Shawboro — A-47 — Yeopim
Reservation established for Yeopim Indians in 1704; sold after 1739. Northern boundary nearby; village was 2 miles S.E. — Map (db m2766) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — B32 — Billy Mitchell
Brigadier general of the Army Air Service, demonstrated air power by bombing battleships off coast, Sept. 5, 1923. Landing field was here. — Map (db m20347) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — B-54 — Cape Hatteras Lighthouse — ···
Tallest brick lighthouse in nation at 208 feet. Constructed, 1869~1870, to mark Diamond Shoals. Replaced 1802 structure. — Map (db m29950) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — B-41 — Diamond Shoals — ···
"Graveyard of Atlantic." German submarines sank over 100 ships here, 1941~ 42, in the "Battle of Torpedo   Junction." Shoals are 3 mi. south. — Map (db m11400) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — Life at the Light
There have been words written to the effect that the lighthouse keepers and their families had a very lonely life; however, we did not have this experience. In fact, just the opposite would be more apt to apply. The lighthouse was always a favorite . . . — Map (db m88495) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — PaukenschlagOperation Drumbeat
"The losses by submarines off our Atlantic seaboard and in the Caribbean now threaten our entire war effort." Chief of Staff George C. Marshall, 19 June, 1942 During the first six months of 1942, these beaches revealed crude oil, twisted metal, . . . — Map (db m32129) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — B-53 — Radio Milestone — ···
From near here in 1902 R. A. Fessenden sent the first musical notes ever relayed by radio waves. Received 48 miles north. — Map (db m11402) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — B-50 — U.S.S. Monitor — ···
Fought C.S.S. "Virginia" ("Merrimac")   in   first battle of ironclad ships. Lost Dec. 31, 1862, in gale 17 miles southeast. First marine sanctuary. — Map (db m11401) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Duck — Field Research FacilityAdvancing coastal knowledge through observation since 1977
Facilities Welcome to the Field Research Facility (FRF). We were established in 1977 to conduct research to support the US Army Corps of Engineers coastal engineering mission. The FRF is recognized as one of the best places in the world to . . . — Map (db m91761) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Duck — Powder Ridge Club
This club stands as one of the last traces of Duck's rich waterfowl heritage. Built by Wall Street brokers in the 1920's and operated through the 1940's. Distinctive to this club was a unique set of whalebones adorning the front; garnering it the . . . — Map (db m75374) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Frisco — Mitchell Demonstrates Air Power
In September 1923, Brigadier General Mitchell provided a chilling view of the effectiveness of aerial bombardment on surface vessels to skeptical government and military observers. Taking off from his temporary Hatteras Village airfield, Mitchell . . . — Map (db m20353) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Hatteras — America's 1st Attempt at Civil War Reunification
Orchestrated by Union Colonel Rush C. Hawkins, the Hatteras Convention was held nearby on November 18, 1861. The state's secession was declared null and void, Hatteras was proclaimed the capitol and Marble Nash Taylor became provisional governor. . . . — Map (db m46095) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Hatteras — Burnside's Expedition Crossing Hatteras Bar/The Burnside Expedition at Hatteras Inlet
Side A:Burnside's Expedition Crossing Hatteras BarOn January 11, 1862, the Burnside Expedition left for Fort Monroe, Virginia destined for Hatteras Inlet 120 miles to the south. Two days later, the fleet of over eighty vessels was . . . — Map (db m46171) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Hatteras — B-38 — Confederate Forts
Fort Hatteras and Fort Clark, 2 miles s.west, fell to Union troops on Aug. 29, 1861, after two days of heavy naval bombardment. — Map (db m67576) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Hatteras — Flagship USS Minnesota/Hotel de Afrique
Side A:Flagship USS MinnesotaUSS Minnesota, a wooden steam frigate built in 1855, was the flagship for the Atlantic Blockading Squadron commanded by Flag Officer Silas H. Stringham. Seven United States Navy warships bombarded Forts . . . — Map (db m46190) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Hatteras — Fort Clark/The Bombardment of Fort Hatteras
Side A:Fort ClarkHatteras Inlet, defended by Forts Clark and Hatteras, was a strategic port of entry for troops and supplies providing deep water access to the vital intercoastal waterways. In later May of 1881, the Federal Blockade . . . — Map (db m46298) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Hatteras — Maritime Casualties of the American Civil War/Loss of the USS Monitor
Side A:Maritime Casualties of the American Civil WarAfterJan. 15, 1862 - The Graveyard of the Atlantic claims the lives of Colonel J.W. Allen and Surgeon Weller, officers of the 9th N.J. Volunteers, and the second mate of the Ann E. . . . — Map (db m32134) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — 12 Seconds that Changed the World
After more than four years of hard work and experimentation, it only took the Wright brothers 12 seconds to change the world. On December 17, 1903, at 10:35, Orville Wright made the world’s first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight. . . . — Map (db m10181) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — A hospitable people...
If you decide to try your machine here...you will find a hospitable people... William J. Tate, Kitty Hawk Postmaster, in a letter to Wilbur Wright dated August 18, 1900 Wilbur and Orville Wright accepted Tate’s . . . — Map (db m10183) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — Big Kill Devil Hill26 Acres of Shifting Sand
Before construction of the memorial could begin, it would be necessary to stabilize the dune from which the Wright Brothers conducted their glider experiments. Twenty-five years of steady winds had moved Big Kill Devil Hill 450 feet southwest of its . . . — Map (db m9768) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — Dare County's Tribute to Veterans
[Center Panel]: “By your courage in tribulation, by your cheerfulness before the dirty devices of this world, you have won the love of those who have watched you.” - Guy Chapman Dedicated: November 11, 1991. [Left . . . — Map (db m9631) WM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — Experiments
On the slope of Kill Devil Hill to the left, the Wright brothers experimented with gliders in the period 1900 - 1903. Here also Wilbur Wright failed in an attempted power-driven flihgt, December 14, 1903. After just 3½ seconds in the air the . . . — Map (db m10179) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — Field for Flight
"Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so that we could discover them!!" Orville Wright, June 7, 1903 — Map (db m9770) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — Four Powered Flights
The Wright brothers made four successful sustained powered flights the morning of December 17, 1903. The commemorative granite boulder and replica monorail mark the lift-off point of those four flights, the numbered markers the terminating point. . . . — Map (db m9769) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — Kill Devil Hills
"...the sand fairly blinds us. It blows across the ground in clouds. We certainly can't complain of the place. We came down here for wind and sand, and we got them." Letter from Orville Wright to Katharine Wright, October 18, . . . — Map (db m10146) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — Kill Devil Hills Fire Rescue Memorial
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North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — Monument to the Impossible
The Best Design Design competition among 35 entrants was won by Rogers and Poor, a New York Architectural firm. The 60-foot tower, similar to those used to mark courses in air races, embellished with wings on its side and a five-point . . . — Map (db m9715) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — Pitch, Roll and Yaw
At the turn of the century, this large hill and the three hills surrounding it were known as the Kill Devil Hills. Wilbur and Orville Wright performed thousands of experimental glider flights here between 1900 and 1903. The culminatino of those . . . — Map (db m9767) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — The 1901 Glider
"Our first experiments were rather disappointing. The machine ... at times seemed to be entirely beyond control." Orville Wright in a letter to his sister Katharine, July 28, 1901 The 1901 experiments at Kill Devil Hills . . . — Map (db m10149) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — The 1902 Glider
"Our new machine is a very great improvement over anything we had built before and over anything any one has built." Letter from Wilbur Wright to his father, October 2, 1902 The Wrights' experiments with the successful . . . — Map (db m10150) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — The 1903 Flyer
"A couple of small boys, who had come with the men from the station, made a hurried departure over the hill for home on hearing the engine start." Orville Wright, diary D. December 14, 1903 Determined to achieve powered . . . — Map (db m10151) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — The Camp
"We intend to be comfortable while we are here." Wilbur Wright, November 23, 1903 These replica buildings mark the location of the Wright brothers' hangar (left) and living quarters (right) of their 1903 Kill Devil Hills Camp. They also . . . — Map (db m32120) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — The Conquest of the Air
In commemoration of the conquest of the air… Excerpt from the inscription on the monument atop Big Kill Devil Hill From its establishment as a national monument in 1927 to the First Flight Centennial of 2003, the local . . . — Map (db m10185) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — The First Flight
"The flight lasted only 12 seconds, but nevertheless the first in the history of the world in which a machine carrying a man had raised itself by its own power into full flight, had sailed forward without reduction of speed, and had finally . . . — Map (db m31994) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — The First Flight
The First Flight-From a 60-foot wooden track laid on these sands Orville Wright rose into the wind on the morning of December 17, 1903. It was the first time in history that “a machine carrying a man had raised itself by its own power into the . . . — Map (db m62511) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — The First Successful Flight of an Airplane
was made from this spot by Orville Wright December 17, 1903, in a machine designed and built by Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright This tablet was erected by the National Aeronautic Association of the U.S.A. December 17, 1928 to commemmorate . . . — Map (db m9745) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — B-4 — Wright Brothers
On December 17, 1093, from site near foot of Kill Devil Hill, Orville and Wilbur Wright made first successful powered flight 1/5 mile west. — Map (db m9714) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — Wright Brothers National Memorial
Wilbur Wright Orville Wright In commemoration of the conquest of the air by the brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright. Conceived by Genius. Achieved by dauntless resolution and unconquerable faith. — Map (db m10380) HM

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