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Near Hurdle Mills in Person County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Robert L. Blackwell

 
 
Robert L. Blackwell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
1. Robert L. Blackwell Marker
Inscription.  Posthumous winner of Congressional Medal of Honor. Died in battle at St. Souflet, France, Oct. 1918. Born and reared about 250 yards north.
 
Erected 1968 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number G-87.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
 
Location. 36° 18.534′ N, 79° 5.086′ W. Marker is near Hurdle Mills, North Carolina, in Person County. Marker is on Burlington Road (State Highway 49) 0.1 miles north of Charlie Long Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1226 Hassell Horton Rd, Hurdle Mills NC 27541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bushy Fork School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Paine's Tavern (approx. 4.7 miles away); Bessie Heath Daniel (approx. 5.1 miles away); Robert Paine (approx.
Robert L. Blackwell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
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6.2 miles away); J.G.A. Williamson (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Lynching of Edward Roach (approx. 6.8 miles away); Jacob Thompson (approx. 7 miles away); Solomon Lea (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Dec. 6, 2022