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Pittsboro in Chatham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Captain Johnston Blakeley

 
 
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By Patrick G. Jordan, July 10, 2010
1. Captain Johnston Blakeley Marker
Inscription.  After many victories, War of 1812, was lost at sea with his sloop Wasp. Lived at "Rock-Rest" 3 miles east.
 
Erected 1937 by State Historical Commission. (Marker Number H-10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 35° 48.83′ N, 79° 15.2′ W. Marker is in Pittsboro, North Carolina, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 87 and East Perry Road/Chicken Bridge Road, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 87. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsboro NC 27312, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Uncle Eli's Quilting Party (approx. 6.9 miles away); Lindley's Mill (approx. 7.1 miles away); General John Butler (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Battle of Lindley's Mill (approx. 7.2 miles away); September 13, 1781
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By Patrick G. Jordan, July 10, 2010
2. Captain Johnston Blakeley Marker at Intersection
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(approx. 7.3 miles away); Ernest Peter Dixon (approx. 7.4 miles away); Spring Friends Meeting (approx. 7.4 miles away); The Battle of Lindley's Mill Memorial (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Johnston Blakeley. Part of the North Carolina History Project Website. (Submitted on July 21, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina.) 
 
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3. Captain Johnston Blakeley
From Harper's Encyclopædia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1905 by Benson John Lossing and Woodrow Wilson, 1905. Vol. 1, Page 363.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina.   3. submitted on January 10, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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