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

Kirk-Holden War

 
 
Kirk-Holden War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Patrick G. Jordan, March 7, 2010
1. Kirk-Holden War Marker
Inscription.  Racial violence in Caswell and Alamance counties in 1870 led to martial law, under Col. Geo. W. Kirk, impeachment & removal of Gov. W.W. Holden.
 
Erected 2007 by North Carolina Office Of Archives And History. (Marker Number G-120.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 36° 3.951′ N, 79° 24.02′ W. Marker is in Graham, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. From I-85/40, exit 147. Turn North on Main Street (also NC Highway 87). Marker is less than one mile, on the right. It next to the entrance to the Suntrust Bank. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 236 South Main Street, Graham NC 27253, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Graham College (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain James W. White House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Elmhurst"
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Graham's First Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); National Bank of Alamance (approx. 0.2 miles away); Together We Rise 9/11 Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Alamance County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Alamance County Confederate Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Graham.
 
Also see . . .  Kirk-Holden War Marker. Caswell County Historical Association Article about the Historic Marker. (Submitted on July 25, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina.) 
 
Additional keywords. Colonel George W. Kirk, Governor W. W. Holden, Jim Crow
 
Kirk-Holden War Marker and Suntrust Bank image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Patrick G. Jordan, March 7, 2010
2. Kirk-Holden War Marker and Suntrust Bank
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,556 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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