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

Gun Carriage and Turning Shop (1842 - 1849)

Arsenal Park

 
 
Gun Carriage and Turning Shop (1842 - 1849) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
1. Gun Carriage and Turning Shop (1842 - 1849) Marker
Inscription.  
This area is where most woodworking operations took place. It was also known as the carpenter's shop. Wagon and gun carriage wheels, as well as other wooden parts, were made here.
 
Erected by Museum of the Cape Fear.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMilitary.
 
Location. 35° 3.213′ N, 78° 53.665′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker and shop foundation are in Arsenal Park, between Arsenal Avenue and Branson Street, to the immediate west of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway (U.S. 401). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville NC 28305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southwest Tower (1849 - 1856) (within shouting distance of this marker); Engine House (1838 - 1848) (within shouting distance of this marker); Forging and Casting [and] Smith's Shops (1839 - 1842) (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina Arsenal (about 300 feet away, measured in
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a direct line); The "Ghost" Tower (about 400 feet away); Fayetteville Arsenal (about 400 feet away); North Carolina (about 400 feet away); Arsenal Stones (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Also see . . .  Fayetteville Arsenal. (Submitted on November 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Gun Carriage and Turning Shop (1842 - 1849) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
2. Gun Carriage and Turning Shop (1842 - 1849) Marker
Looking north along west Arsenal perimeter from the octagonal SW tower. Marker in distance along foundation.
Arsenal Diagram image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
3. Arsenal Diagram
Arsenal Engraving image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2009
4. Arsenal Engraving
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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