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

Jacob Thompson

 
 
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1. Jacob Thompson (1810-1885)
Inscription.  
Secretary of Interior, 1857-1861. Confederate secret agent in Canada, U.S. Representative from Mississippi. Birthplace stands 100 yds. southeast.
 
Erected 1959. (Marker Number G-71.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 36° 23.705′ N, 79° 9.068′ W. Marker is in Leasburg, North Carolina, in Caswell County. Marker is on U.S. 158, on the left when traveling east. The Jacob Thompson (1810-1885) historical marker is on US Route 158 in Leasburg, North Carolina, at the intersection of Olive Hill Church Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leasburg NC 27291, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Solomon Lea (approx. 0.2 miles away); Griers Presbyterian Church (approx. 5½ miles away); Bushy Fork School (approx. 7 miles away); Robert L. Blackwell
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(approx. 7 miles away); Red House Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Archibald Debow Murphey (approx. 7.1 miles away); Paine's Tavern (approx. 8.6 miles away); Bessie Heath Daniel (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Jacob Thompson. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 31, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. Caswell County, University of North Carolina, Lawyer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2009, by Caswell County Historical Association of Yanceyville, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,141 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 6, 2009, by Caswell County Historical Association of Yanceyville, North Carolina.   2. submitted on December 31, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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May. 27, 2022