Salisbury in Rowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
City of Salisbury
coming from Pennsylvania along the
“Great Wagon Road”. Established as the
county seat in 1753. Named after the
cathedral town (New Sarum) in England.
Largest city in western North Carolina
in the 18th and 19th centuries. Also
served as major center for trade and
politics during this period.
[ Second Plaque: ]
Dedicated September 15, 1998
City Council Members:
Mayor: Margaret H. Kluttz
Mayor Pro Tem: William R. Kennedy
Kenneth B. Fink • R. Scott Maddox • Jeffrey L. Whittington
Mayor: Susan W. Kluttz
Mayor Pro Tem: Paul B. Woodson, Jr.
William R. Burgin • William R. Kennedy • R. Scott Maddox
Davis W. Treme
Ramsay, Burgin, Smith Architects, Inc.
Erected 2006 by City of Salisbury.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 35° 39.962′ 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. Meroney’s Theatre (a few steps from this marker); Andrew Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Salisbury Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); C.S. Military Prison (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hall House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rowan County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington’s Tour of the Southern States (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salisbury.
More about this marker. The Sister Cities plaque contains an image of representatives of the two cities signing the Joint Resolution on May 14, 2001. It features the seals of the cities in Wiltshire, England and North Carolina, USA.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 804 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 12, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.