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Near Madison in Rockingham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Arms Factory

 
 
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By Kathy Walker, May 7, 2009
1. Confederate Arms Factory Marker
Inscription.  The Searcy & Moore gun factory was located 1 mile west on the waters of Hogans Creek. Owned by Alexander M. Searcy and Dr. J. S. Moore, the firm manufactured approximately 100 rifles for the State of North Carolina in 1862-1863. On July 10, 1863, the State purchased all their supplies and materials and sent them to the "Florence Armory" in Guilford County.
 
Erected 1991 by The Col. John Sloan Camp, 1290 & Pvt. Lorenzo Dow Williams Camp, 1456 Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1882.
 
Location. 36° 21.629′ N, 79° 56.735′ W. Marker is near Madison, North Carolina, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Thomas A. Burton Highway (U.S. 220), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4174 Thomas A Burton Highway, Madison NC 27025, 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. Slink Shoal Sluice (approx. 1.4 miles away); Law Office of Alfred Moore Scales
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By Kathy Walker, May 7, 2009
2. Confederate Arms Factory Marker
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); Scales Law Office (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Madison Town Clock (approx. 2 miles away); Robert Opie Lindsay (approx. 2.7 miles away); Alexander Martin (approx. 3.2 miles away); Stephen A. Douglas (approx. 5.2 miles away); Upper Saura Town (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
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By Bill Coughlin, February 3, 2013
3. Confederate Arms Factory Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,666 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on February 3, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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