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Buxton in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Radio Milestone

 
 
Radio Milestone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
1. Radio Milestone Marker
Inscription.  From near here in 1902 R. A. Fessenden sent the first musical notes ever relayed by radio waves. Received 48 miles north.
 
Erected 1988 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number B-53.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunications. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 35° 16.143′ N, 75° 31.146′ W. Marker is in Buxton, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker is on State Highway 12, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buxton NC 27920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Diamond Shoals (approx. ¼ mile away); Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Keepers of the Light (approx. 1.3 miles away); Life at the Light (approx. 1.4 miles away); Paukenschlag (approx. 1.7 miles away); Welcome to Frisco (approx.
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4 miles away); Welcome to Kinnakeet... (approx. 5 miles away); Mitchell Demonstrates Air Power (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buxton.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The R. A. Fessenden Marker in nearby Manteo.
 
Radio Milestone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
2. Radio Milestone Marker
Radio Milestone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R.D. Stroud, May 31, 2010
3. Radio Milestone Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,412 times since then and 131 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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