Burlington in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Research has shown that the plaque dedicated to James Hunter is inaccurate because it provides information on two different James Hunters. Evidence indicates that James Hunter of Stinking Quarter and Sandy Creek was the Regulator leader. He did not have a connection with the Hunter family from Beaver Island Creek.
This article describes the transfer of the Colonial Column to Alamance Battlefield in the October 9, 1962 edition of The Daily Times-News.
The Colonial Column in its original location at Guilford Courthouse Military
N.C. Highway Historical Marker located near Regulator leader James Hunter's plantation of Sandy Creek. The marker is located approximately 10 miles north from Alamance Battlefield in Julian, North Carolina at the intersection of N.C. Highway 62 and old U.S. 421.
This article about the Fourth of July unveiling of the column as reported in The Greensboro Patriot on July 10, 1901.
This display was made possible by the Alamance Battleground Friends and the Alamance Long Rifles.
Erected by The Alamance Battleground Friends and the Alamance Long Rifles.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 36° 0.487′ N, 79° 31.208′ W. Marker is in Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 62 and Clapp Mill Road, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 62. Marker is in a clump of trees near "The Battle of Alamance" monument. which is also known as the "Colonial Column" monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington NC 27215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of the Alamance (a few steps from this marker); First Battle of the Revolution (within shouting distance of this Battle of Alamance Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Alamance (about 300 feet away); Governor Tryon and the Militia (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Alamance (about 400 feet away); The Regulators' Field (about 500 feet away); Pugh's Rock (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
Also see . . . Alamance Battleground. North Carolina Historic Sites (Submitted on September 18, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2019. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 18, 2019. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.