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

Plank Roads

 
 
Plank Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
1. Plank Roads Marker
Inscription.  Fayetteville was the focal point for five plank roads, chartered 1849-52. The longest was built to Bethania, 129 miles northwest.
 
Erected 1957 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number I-21.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 35° 3.179′ N, 78° 52.687′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Green Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is between Bow and Person Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 Green Street, Fayetteville NC 28301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Market House (within shouting distance of this marker); Flora MacDonald (within shouting distance of this marker); James Dobbin McNeill (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Town House (within shouting distance of this marker); Charter of the University of N. C. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away); Cornwallis (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
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Plank Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
2. Plank Roads Marker
Looking north, with Fascinate-U Children's Museum in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 930 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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