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Hillsborough in Orange County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Thomas Burke

 
 
Thomas Burke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
1. Thomas Burke Marker
Inscription.  Governor of N. C., was captured in Hillsboro by David Fanning and his Tories, Sept. 12, 1781, and taken to Charleston, S.C.
 
Erected 1939 by NC Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number G-16.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 12, 1855.
 
Location. 36° 4.515′ N, 79° 5.958′ W. Marker is in Hillsborough, North Carolina, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of S Churton Street and King Street, on the right when traveling north on S Churton Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsborough NC 27278, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boone Expedition for Kentucky (here, next to this marker); Orange County Courthouse, 1845-1957 (a few steps from this marker); Regulators Hanged (within shouting distance of this marker); Edmund Fanning (within shouting distance of this marker); William Churton
Marker on S Churton Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
2. Marker on S Churton Street
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town of Hillsborough (about 300 feet away); North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati (about 300 feet away); Billy Strayhorn (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsborough.
 
Also see . . .  North Carolina Office of Governor - Governors of North Carolina - Thomas Burke. (Submitted on May 19, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Thomas Burke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
3. Thomas Burke Marker
Markers in the Hillsborough Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
4. Markers in the Hillsborough Historic District
There are many markers in the Hillsborough Historic District. The Thomas Burke marker is seen here on the extreme left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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