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Salisbury in Rowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Francis Locke

1722-1796

 
 
Francis Locke Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 13, 2021
1. Francis Locke Marker
Inscription.  Colonel of Whig force which routed Tories at Battle of Ramsour's Mill, June 20, 1780. Home stood nearby.
 
Erected 2008 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number L-61.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1780.
 
Location. 35° 39.232′ N, 80° 35.172′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, North Carolina, in Rowan County. Marker is at the intersection of Mooresville Road (State Highway 150) and Briggs Road, on the right when traveling west on Mooresville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salisbury NC 28147, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel McCorkle (approx. 1.6 miles away); Thyatira Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Matthew Locke (approx. 2.8 miles away); Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Thyatira Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); A Short History of Thyatira Presbyterian Church (USA) (approx.
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2.9 miles away); Four Houses of Worship (approx. 2.9 miles away); Griffith Rutherford (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salisbury.
 
Francis Locke Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 13, 2021
2. Francis Locke Marker
Francis Locke Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 13, 2021
3. Francis Locke Grave
Francis Locke Grave Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 13, 2021
4. Francis Locke Grave Memorial
To the memory of
Francis Locke Esqr
Late one of the judges of the Superior Courts of Law and Courts of Equity in North Carolina
THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED
In private life, he was beloved for his Frankness & Sincerity, his Gentleness and Benevolence.
In Publick Life
He was Respected and Admired, for his Firmness, Integrity and Decision.
On the Bench
Where he presided for ten Years, he sustained the Authority of the Laws, and gave Dignity to the Administration of Justice.

He was born in Rowan County
31st October A.D. 1766
Appointed Judge in December 1803.
Resigned his Appointment in February A.D. 1823
Aged 56 Years & 3 Months.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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