Tar Heel in Bladen County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1953 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number I-37.)
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. 34° 43.824′ N, 78° 46.933′ W. Marker is in Tar Heel, North Carolina, in Bladen County. Marker is on State Highway 87 just east of State Highway 131, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tar Heel NC 28392, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Elizabethtown (approx. 12.2 miles away); Cape Fear Baptist ChurchOld Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church (approx. 16.3 miles away).
Regarding Thomas Robeson. His home was called Walnut Grove.
Also see . . . Biographical History of North Carolina. Edited by Ashe, Weeks and Van Noppen. Volume VII. The extensive entry for Colonel Thomas Robeson begins on page 408 and was written by Elizabeth Janet Black.
“Colonel Thomas Robeson, Jr., son of Thomas and Sarah Singletary Robeson, the subject of this sketch, was born January 11, 1740, at Walnut Grove, Bladen County.
“He was one of the most distinguished sons of the Cape Fear, brave and ever true to his word, be the cause private or public. He was noted for his generosity; quick to respond to the call for help from friend or country. Wheeler said ‘Robeson and Ervine were the Percys of the Whigs and might justly be called the Hotspurs of the Cape Fear.’ Colonel Robeson’s life was consecrated to the cause of liberty and the welfare of his State. From the Colonial Records we learn that Colonel Thomas Robeson, Jr., was a member from Bladen County to the Provincial Convention which met at Hillsboro, August 21, 1775; and he was also a member of the Provincial Congress which met at Halifax, April 4, 1776, which declared for independence. He was a member of the Provincial Congress
“Colonel Thomas Robeson, Jr., and his brother, Captain Peter Robeson, were officers in the battle of Moore’s Creek. So nobly did Bladen County’s sons respond to their country’s aid that Wheeler said ‘ There is no portion of the State that was more determined or devoted to the cause of liberty than was Bladen in the earlier periods of our history. In no portion was the advocacy of the cause attended with greater peril (Submitted on April 19, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,891 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on January 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.