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

Cornwallis

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, February 14, 2009
1. Cornwallis Marker
Inscription.  The British Army under Gen. George Cornwallis marching to Virginia defeated the local Militia at the town of Halifax in May, 1781.
 
Erected 1968 by Archives and Highway Department. (Marker Number E-12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1781.
 
Location. 36° 19.333′ N, 77° 35.604′ W. Marker is in Halifax, North Carolina, in Halifax County. Marker is on Business U.S. 301 just north of South King Street (Business U.S. 301), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Halifax NC 27839, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Halifax Resolves (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s Southern Tour (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Independence (about 300 feet away); Hutchins G. Burton (about 600 feet away); Willie Jones (about 700 feet away); Ram Albemarle
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By J. J. Prats, February 14, 2009
2. Cornwallis Marker
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); John H. Eaton (approx. half a mile away); "Colonial Churchyard" (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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