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Wilkesboro in Wilkes County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Brown-Cowles House

Circa 1835

— Wilkesboro Historic Preservation Commission —

 
 
Brown-Cowles House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 29, 2022
1. Brown-Cowles House Marker
Inscription.  
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 36° 8.956′ N, 81° 9.026′ W. Marker is in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (State Highway 18/268) and East Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 E Main St, Wilkesboro NC 28697, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Gurney Talmadge & Julia Phillips Mitchell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas B. Finley Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Cranor House (about 300 feet away); Julius Cicero & Nellie White Hubbard House (about 300 feet away); The Tory Oak (about 300 feet away); Johnson-Hubbard House (about 400 feet away); Harvey Chambers' Upholstery Shop (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkesboro.
 
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Register of History Places nomination for the buildings:
The Brown-Cowles House has always been the home of prominent Wilkesboro citizens. Of particular note were Hamilton Brown (1786-187O), who served variously as Wilkes County Sheriff and as a county justice during the first third of the 19th century, and William H. H. Cowles (1840-1901), a lawyer and four-term Congressman during the l880s and 1890s. The central core of the Brown-Cowles House is the oldest known building remaining in Wilkesboro, dating from the 183Os, and while somewhat altered, it still reflects its Federal period origins . … The Cowles Law Office, ca. 1871, is one of only two remaining examples of the 19th century law offices which were once common in this county seat town.

 
Also see . . .  Brown-Cowles House and Cowles Law Office (PDF). National Register nomination for the buildings, which were listed in 1982. (National Archives) (Submitted on November 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Brown-Cowles House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 29, 2022
2. Brown-Cowles House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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