Fayetteville in Cumberland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
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 freeway was cut in 1989.
Erected by Museum of the Cape Fear.
Location. 35° 3.265′ N, 78° 53.598′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Touch for map. Marker and stones are located between the Museum of the Cape Fear (Arsenal Avenue and Bradford Avenue) and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway (U.S. 401), about fifty feet NE of the pedestrian bridge over U.S. 401. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville NC 28305, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arsenal Park (a few steps from this marker); North Carolina Arsenal (within shouting distance of this marker); 1897 Poe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Arsenal (within shouting distance of this marker); Forging and Casting [and] Smith's Shops (1839 - 1842) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The "Ghost" Tower Engine House (1838 - 1848) (about 400 feet away); Fayetteville Arsenal (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
More about this marker. There is an identical marker and pile of arsenal stones across the footbridge in Arsenal Park.
Also see . . . Fayetteville Arsenal. (Submitted on November 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 850 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.