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High Point in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Plank Road

 
 
Plank Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 17, 2021
1. Plank Road Marker
Inscription.  A section of the Fayetteville-Salem plank road, a toll road 129 miles long, built 1849 - 1854, followed this route.
 
Erected 1974 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number J-24.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 35° 57.449′ N, 80° 0.345′ W. Marker is in High Point, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 311 Bus) and West High Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. The marker stands near the High Point Amtrak station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 W High Ave, High Point NC 27260, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Plank Road Foreman (a few steps from this marker); High Point (a few steps from this marker); Maxwell Reid "Max" Thurman (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial
High Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2010
2. High Point Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); High Point Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Arms Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Patriots (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in High Point.
 
Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2010
3. Main Street Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 622 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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May. 25, 2022