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Salisbury in Rowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John W. Ellis

 
 
John W. Ellis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
1. John W. Ellis Marker
Inscription.  Governor, 1859-61. A leader of the secession movement in N. C. Died July, 1861, aged 40. Home stands 1½ blocks south.
 
Erected 1938 by N.C. State Historical Commission. (Marker Number L-12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1861.
 
Location. 35° 40.254′ N, 80° 28.461′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, North Carolina, in Rowan County. Marker is at the intersection of S Ellis Street and W Innes Street, on the right when traveling south on S Ellis Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salisbury NC 28144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee S. Overman (a few steps from this marker); Maxwell Chambers House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hall House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christian Reid (approx. ¼ mile away); J.C. Deagan Tubular Bell Tower Chimes (approx. ¼ mile away); The Travelers' Club
Marker in Salisbury image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
2. Marker in Salisbury
Known as the “secessionist governor”, John Ellis refused President Lincoln’s request for troops to put down the rebellion.
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Macay Law Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Salisbury Cotton Mills (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salisbury.
 
Also see . . .  John W. Ellis. Biography of the state's first Confederate governor. (Submitted on August 16, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Grave of Gov. John Ellis image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
3. Grave of Gov. John Ellis
Gov. Ellis is buried in the Old English Cemetery located about ¼ mile northeast of the marker.
1753 Boundary image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
4. 1753 Boundary
This marker, which indicates the 1753 boundary of the town, is located near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 742 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Jul. 2, 2022