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

John Merrick

1859 - 1919

 
 
John Merrick Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Patrick G. Jordan, January 8, 2011
1. John Merrick Marker
Inscription.  Black business leader. In 1898 he founded what is now N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Company. His grave is 85 yds. N.W.
 
Erected 2010 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number G-109.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 35° 57.541′ N, 78° 54.639′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker is on Fayetteville Street, in front of Beechwood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3315 Fayetteville St, Durham NC 27707, 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. College Heights Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rose Butler Browne (approx. 1.1 miles away); Beulah C. Bowens Fuller (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named College Heights Historic District (approx. 1.2 miles away); Centennial Chapel
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Former Site of Hillside High School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Shepard House (approx. 1.2 miles away); James Edward Shepard (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
Also see . . .  John Merrick. Part of the NC History Project by the John Locke Foundation. (Submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina.) 
 
Additional keywords. Beechwood Cemetery, John Henry Merrick
 
John Merrick Marker in Front of Beechwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Patrick G. Jordan, January 8, 2011
2. John Merrick Marker in Front of Beechwood Cemetery
Beechwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Patrick G. Jordan, January 8, 2011
3. Beechwood Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,000 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2023, by Michael Buckner of Durham, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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