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

Willie Jones

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, February 14, 2009
1. Willie Jones Marker
Inscription.  Statesman of revolutionary era, leading champion of democracy in N. C. His home, “The Grove,” stood 400 yards west.
 
Erected 1938 by State Historical Commission. (Marker Number E-9.)
 
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.
 
Location. 36° 19.218′ N, 77° 35.64′ W. Marker is in Halifax, North Carolina, in Halifax County. Marker is on U.S. 301 south 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. Hutchins G. Burton (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s Southern Tour (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Independence (about 500 feet away); Cornwallis (about 700 feet away); The Halifax Resolves (about 700 feet away); Ram Albemarle
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By J. J. Prats, February 14, 2009
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); John H. Eaton (approx. 0.7 miles away); "Colonial Churchyard" (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
 
Regarding Willie Jones. His first name is pronounced “Wylie.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Willie Jones (1741–1801). by Troy L. Kickler, North Carolina History Project. “In great part because of Jones’s influence, the state of North Carolina remained out of the Union in 1788, but returned when it ratified the Constitution in 1789. And because of Jones and men like him, the Bill of Rights was eventually adopted. ” (Submitted on February 17, 2009.) 

2. Ruins of “The Grove”. Photograph from 1912 book by Mary Polk Branch Memoirs of a Southern Woman “Within the Lines” (Submitted on February 17, 2009.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,041 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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