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Mrs. Jessie Stevens Taylor

 
 
Mrs. Jessie Stevens Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
1. Mrs. Jessie Stevens Taylor Marker
Inscription.  
Erected during North Carolina’s Tercentenary to Mrs. Jessie Stevens Taylor, 1879–1961. She loved her God, Country and fellow man. She served here as a Voluntary Weather Observer and Storm Warning Display Woman from 1900 to 1961.
 
Erected 1966 by U.S. Army Friends.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Waterways & VesselsWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1961.
 
Location. 33° 55.05′ N, 78° 1.068′ W. Marker is in Southport, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of South Davis Street and East Bay Street, on the right when traveling north on South Davis Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Southport NC 28461, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. (Map of the First 100 Lots) (a few steps from this marker); Bald Head Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); Josiah Martin
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); Catalino Tingzon (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to North Carolina Militia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Coastal Warning Display Towers - Southport NC. Waymarking entry (Submitted on February 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. "Southport Tower damage impacts Maritime History". New Bern Now article, February 8, 2020 (Submitted on February 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Mrs. Jessie Stevens Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
2. Mrs. Jessie Stevens Taylor Marker
Coastal Warning Display Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
3. Coastal Warning Display Tower
“The city of Southport restored its tower as a memorial to Jessie Taylor, the woman who flew the signal flags from the tower from 1900, when it was built, until she died in 1962. As you can see, the tower now flies the Stars and Stripes. It stands in front of the Fort Johnston Officers Quarters, a historic building dating from about 1800.” - 2008
The toppled Southport Tower, February 2020 image. Click for full size.
via New Bern Now, 2020
4. The toppled Southport Tower, February 2020
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,832 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on February 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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