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

Battle of Elizabethtown

 
 
Battle of Elizabethtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 10, 2010
1. Battle of Elizabethtown Marker
Inscription.  Whigs broke Tory power in Bladen County, August, 1781, driving them into Tory Hole, 50 yards north.
 
Erected 1939 by Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number I-11.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
 
Location. 34° 37.758′ N, 78° 36.414′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, North Carolina, in Bladen County. Marker is on West Broad Street (State Highway 87) west of Poplar Street (U.S. 701), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabethtown NC 28337, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Future Farmers of America (approx. 5.6 miles away); Old Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); a different marker also named Old Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.4 miles away); Whistler’s Mother (approx. 9.6 miles away); White Lake CCC Camp (approx. 11½ miles away); Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx.
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By J. J. Prats, February 10, 2010
2. Battle of Elizabethtown Marker
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11.9 miles away); Thomas Robeson (approx. 12.2 miles away); Oakland (approx. 16.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethtown.
 
DAR Battle of Elizabethtown Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 10, 2010
3. DAR Battle of Elizabethtown Monument
Monument is on the grounds of the courthouse at the corner of Main and Poplar Streets. It reads "1781–1928. Erected by The Battle of Elizabethtown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the County of Bladen to mar the site where the Battle of Elizabethtown was fought at the Tory Hole on September 29th, 1781.
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By J. J. Prats, February 10, 2010
4. Sallie Salter Monument
This monument is on the grounds of the courthouse, facing Poplar street. It reads, "Sallie Salter, 1742–1800, heroine of the Battle of Elizabethtown, wife of William Salter, II, 1732–1802, Assemblyman 1774–75. Erected by descendants, Bladen Co. & Battle of Elizabethtown Chapter of D.A.R."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,458 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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