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

Lunsford Lane

1803-1879

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, June 2, 2021
1. Lunsford Lane Marker
Inscription.  Enslaved. Bought freedom in 1835. An abolitionist, nationally known orator, and entrepreneur. Wrote his Narrative in 1842. Was born nearby.
 
Erected 2019 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number H 125.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansArts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 35° 46.874′ N, 78° 38.27′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is on East Edenton Street east of North Wilmington Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John S. Ravenscroft (a few steps from this marker); Christ Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Experimental Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Medical Society of North Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Hickory Highway (within shouting distance of
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By Brian Anderson, June 2, 2021
2. Lunsford Lane Marker
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this marker); North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Day (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Augustus Olds (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.

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Jun. 18, 2021