Laurinburg in Scotland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 2014 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number I-91.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 34° 47.001′ N, 79° 27.446′ W. Marker is in Laurinburg, North Carolina, in Scotland County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 501) and Dickson Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurinburg NC 28352, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Our Confederate Heroes (approx. half a mile away); Quackenbush (approx. half a mile away); 09.11.2001 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Scotland County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Laurinburg Edwin Gill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Terry Sanford 1917-1998 (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Andrews Presbyterian College (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laurinburg.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “Laurinburg Institute is a historic African American preparatory school in Laurinburg, North Carolina. The school was founded in 1904 by Emmanuel Monty and Tinny McDuffie at the request of Booker T. Washington. The school is particularly noted for its output of highly accomplished alumni as well as a rich basketball tradition, having produced several All-Americans. Its most notable basketball alumni include Sam Jones, NBA Hall of Famer with the Boston Celtics, and Charlie Scott, an All-American at UNC and NBA All-Star.” (Submitted on March 24, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.