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Smithfield in Johnston County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sherman’s March

 
 
Sherman’s March Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
1. Sherman’s March Marker
Inscription.  Enroute from Goldsboro to Raleigh, Sherman’s army camped 1 mile east and on April 12, 1865, celebrated the news of Lee’s surrender.
 
Erected 1960 by NC Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number H-74.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1800.
 
Location. 35° 30.004′ N, 78° 21.057′ W. Marker is in Smithfield, North Carolina, in Johnston County. Marker is at the intersection of South Brightleaf Blvd (U.S. 301) and Brogden Road (North Carolina Highway 1007), on the right when traveling north on South Brightleaf Blvd. Marker is at the northeast corner of the intersection of S Brightleaf Blvd and Brogden Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smithfield NC 27577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hastings House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Town of Smithfield (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sherman Receives News of Lee's Surrender in Smithfield (approx. 0.8
Marker on S Brightleaf Blvd image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
2. Marker on S Brightleaf Blvd
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miles away); Occupation of Smithfield (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Town of Smithfield (approx. 0.8 miles away); Edward W. Pou (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ava Gardner (approx. 1.3 miles away); Federal Line of March (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,194 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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