North Carolina/South Carolina
Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c.1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776.
Formed in 1712 from part of Carolina, which was chartered in 1663, it was first settled by the English in 1670. One of the 13 original states.
Erected 1941 by Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number O 18.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 35° 9.492′ N, 81° 11.939′ W. Marker is near Gastonia, North Carolina, in Gaston County. Marker is on York Highway (U.S. 321) just north of Gateway Farm Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gastonia NC 28052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Clover (approx. 3.6 miles away in South Carolina); King's Pinnacle (approx. 6.6 miles away); North Carolina Orthopedic Hospital
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.