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Joseph Lane

 
 
Joseph Lane Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Joseph Lane Marker
Inscription.  Territorial Governor of Oregon, 1848-50, Vice-Presidential candidate, 1860, U.S. Senator, major general in Mexican War. Born 3 miles east.
 
Erected 1959 by Archives and Highways Departments. (Marker Number P-49.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 35° 37.758′ N, 82° 33.154′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Merrimon Avenue (U.S. 25) and Beaverdam Road (North Carolina Highway 2230), on the right when traveling north on Merrimon Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28804, 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. Francis Asbury (a few steps from this marker); David L. Swain (within shouting distance of this marker); The University of North Carolina at Asheville (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battle of Asheville
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); Buncombe Turnpike (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Asheville (approx. 1˝ miles away); Zelda Fitzgerald (approx. 1˝ miles away); Kiffin Y. Rockwell (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
 
Regarding Joseph Lane. In 1860, Lane was named vice-presidential candidate for the Democratic ticket headed by John C. Breckenridge. After an unsuccessful campaign, Lane returned to North Carolina for the first time since childhood, visiting his father’s birthplace near Raleigh and the Joel Lane House. He also visited with his cousin, David Lowry Swain then president of the University of North Carolina. (N.C. Dept. of Cultural Resources)
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Lane from Wikipedia. He was appointed by President James Polk to be governor of Oregon Territory in 1848. 1860 alongside Presidential candidate John C. Breckinridge, the most ardently pro-slavery candidate in the election. ... With his defeat as Vice President and the beginning of the Civil War, Lane's pro-slavery and pro-secessionist sympathies effectively ended his political career.... (Submitted on June 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Joseph Lane Marker, looking north along US 25, Merrimon Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 22, 2010
2. Joseph Lane Marker, looking north along US 25, Merrimon Avenue
 
 
Joseph Lane Marker at intersection Merrimon Avenue and Beaverdam Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 22, 2010
3. Joseph Lane Marker at intersection Merrimon Avenue and Beaverdam Road
Joseph Lane image. Click for full size.
North Carolina Office of Archives & History — Department of Cultural Resources
4. Joseph Lane
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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