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Pittsboro in Chatham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

George Moses Horton

ca. 1798 - 1883

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2018
1. George Moses Horton Marker
Inscription.  Slave poet. His The Hope of Liberty (1829) was first book by a black author in South. Lived on farm 2 mi. SE.
 
Erected 2005 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number H 108.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 35° 47.618′ N, 79° 5.992′ W. Marker is in Pittsboro, North Carolina, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Chapel Hill Road (U.S. 15/501) and Mount Gilead Church Road (County Highway 1700), on the right when traveling north on Chapel Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsboro NC 27312, 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. Paul Green (approx. 4.1 miles away); Henry A. London (approx. 6.6 miles away); John Owen (approx. 6.6 miles away); Abraham Rencher (approx. 6.6 miles away); Hall-London House (approx. 6.6 miles away); James I. Waddell (approx.
George Moses Horton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2018
2. George Moses Horton Marker
6.6 miles away); Law Office of Charles Manly (approx. 6.6 miles away); Charles Manly (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsboro.
 
Also see . . .  The Hope of Liberty. Containing a Number of Poetical Pieces by George M. Horton, 1829, Electronic Edition. (Submitted on May 9, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
George Moses Horton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2018
3. George Moses Horton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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