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Chapel Hill in Durham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Christopher "Old Kit" Barbee

C. 1738 - 1832

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
1. Christopher "Old Kit" Barbee Marker
Inscription.  
Farmer, blacksmith and donor of 221 acres, first and largest land tract, to UNC in 1792. Stones mark probably site of 18th century Barbee residence, which was recycled as heartpine paneling for library of Dubose House. One of Kit's great-granddaughters married William R. Kenan, Sr.

Acknowledgement to Vivian Barbee Cox, writer and Faris Barbee, artist for their contribution in documenting the history of Meadowmont.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1792.
 
Location. 35° 54.704′ N, 79° 0.292′ W. Marker is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker is on Dubose Home Lane 0.7 miles east of Meadowmont Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 Dubose Home Ln, Chapel Hill NC 27517, 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. Barbee Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); The "South Garden" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Last Shots (approx. 1.3 miles away); Astronaut Training

Christopher "Old Kit" Barbee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
2. Christopher "Old Kit" Barbee Marker
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(approx. 2.6 miles away); Silent Sam (approx. 2.7 miles away); Strowd Building (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Sawpit Site (approx. 2.8 miles away); Carolina Coffee Shop (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chapel Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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