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Yanceyville in Caswell County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Caswell Courthouse

 
 
Caswell Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
1. Caswell Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  Erected about 1861. Murder of Senator J. W. Stephens here in 1870 led to martial law and Kirk-Holden "War."
 
Erected 1976 by North Carolina Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number G-6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 36° 24.194′ N, 79° 20.195′ W. Marker is in Yanceyville, North Carolina, in Caswell County. Marker is on Badgett Sisters' Parkway, on the right when traveling east. The Caswell County Courthouse historical marker is on the south side of the Courthouse Square at the center of Yanceyville, North Carolina. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Courthouse Square, Yanceyville NC 27379, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Veteran's Walk (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); "Lest We Forget" (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Memorial
Caswell County Courthouse (completed 1861) image. Click for full size.
Caswell County Historical Association
2. Caswell County Courthouse (completed 1861)
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Honoring Nicholas Longworth Dillard (within shouting distance of this marker); Caswell County Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bartlett Yancey (approx. 1.7 miles away); William L. Poteat (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yanceyville.
 
Regarding Caswell Courthouse. This is the second historical marker to commemorate the historic Caswell County Courthouse. The original one stood directly in front of the building and displayed the following text: Erected about 1861. Alleged Ku Klux murder here 1870 led to martial law and Kirk-Holden "War."
 
Also see . . .  Historical Sketch of Caswell County Courthouse. (Submitted on May 6, 2009, by Caswell County Historical Association of Yanceyville, North Carolina.)
 
Additional keywords. Yanceyville, Caswell County, William Percival, Ku Klux Klan
 
Original Caswell Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Caswell County Historical Association
3. Original Caswell Courthouse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2009, by Caswell County Historical Association of Yanceyville, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,098 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2009, by Caswell County Historical Association of Yanceyville, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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