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

John Merrick

1859 - 1919

 
 
John Merrick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, January 8, 2011
1. John Merrick Marker
Inscription.  Black business leader. In 1898 he founded what is now N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Company. His grave is 85 yds. N.W.
 
Erected 2010 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number G 109.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 35° 57.541′ N, 78° 54.639′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker is on Fayetteville Street. Marker is in front of Beechwood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3600 Fayetteville Street, Durham NC 27707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beulah C. Bowens Fuller (approx. 1.1 miles away); Centennial Chapel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Former Site of Hillside High School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Shepard House (approx. 1.2 miles away); James Edward Shepard (approx. 1.3 miles away); Clyde R. Hoey Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); James E. Shepard
John Merrick Marker in Front of Beechwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, January 8, 2011
2. John Merrick Marker in Front of Beechwood Cemetery
(approx. 1.4 miles away); North Carolina Central University (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
Also see . . .  John Merrick. Part of the NC History Project by the John Locke Foundation. (Submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina.) 
 
Additional keywords. Beechwood Cemetery, John Henry Merrick
 
Beechwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, January 8, 2011
3. Beechwood Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 810 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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