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Siler City in Chatham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Siler City, N.C.

Incorporated March 7, 1887

 

— Collins Park —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
1. Siler City, N.C. Marker
Inscription.  
Place first known as Matthews Crossroads, a rural post office named Energy opened here in 1880. The coming of the railroad in 1884 stimulated the development of a town, first known as Siler Station. Population in 1890 was 254.

Above is the school bell used at Siler City from 1887 to 1977.

Thompson School: 1887-1897
Siler City Institute: 1897-1905
Public graded schools: 1905-1977
Building on which it was used from 1887 to 1923 stood near here on site of present city hall, used at Paul Braxton School from 1923 to 1977.

Mayors of Siler City, N.C.
Town named for Samuel Siler who deeded land on which railroad station was located
J.A. Turner 1885-1887 • J.B. Guthrie 1887-1889 • E.R. McLean 1889-1891 • D.G. Fox 1891-1893 • W.L. Hudson 1893-1895 • G.A. Smith 1895 • C.E. McManus 1895-1897 • W.S. Durham 1897-1899 • W.D. Siler 1899-1903 • C.E. Johnson 1903-1905 • C.N. Bray 1905-1909 • J.F. Milliken 1909-1913 • L.L. Wren 1913-1915 • J.T. Milliken 1915-1917 • R.F. Paschal 1917-1919 • J.B. Marley 1919-1923 • J.C. Lane 1923 • J.S. Wrenn 1923-1927 • R.F.
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Paschal 1927-1931 • O.B. Reitzel 1931-1947 • R.F. Hedrick 1947-1949 • C.C. Brewer 1949-1951 • J.B. Wood 1951-1953 • G.C. Wrenn 1953-1955 • J.B. Wood 1955-1956 • R.A. Williams 1956-1961 • D.L. Paschal 1961-1969 • Willis Wrenn 1969-1971 • D.L. Paschal 1971-1974 • Cecil Budd 1974-1981 • Earl B. Fitts 1981-1999 • C.L. Turner 1999-2009 • C. Johnson 2009-2013 • John Grimes 2013-2020
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEducationRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 35° 43.519′ N, 79° 27.824′ W. Marker is in Siler City, North Carolina, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of East 3rd Street (County Road 1107) and North 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 N 2nd Ave, Siler City NC 27344, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Chatham Veterans Memorial (approx. Ύ mile away); Rocky River Friends Meeting (approx. 7.6 miles away); Cane Creek Meeting House (approx. 11.2 miles away); Micajah McPherson (approx. 11.2 miles away); Freedom Hill Church (approx. 11.2 miles away); Cane Creek Meeting (approx. 11.4 miles
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3. Siler City, N.C. Marker
away); Cane Creek Friends Meeting Since 1751 / Abigail Overman Pike 1709 - 1781 (approx. 11.4 miles away); A Memorial to British Troops Who Died in the Old Meeting House (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Siler City.
 
Garden Club plaque on the bell memorial image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
4. Garden Club plaque on the bell memorial
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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