Smithfield in Johnston County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
to Raleigh, Sherman’s
army camped 1 mile east
and on April 12, 1865,
celebrated the news of
Erected 1960 by NC Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number H 74.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
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 miles away); Occupation of Smithfield (approx. 0.8 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.
Also see . . . Sherman's March. The History Channel website. (Submitted on December 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,155 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.