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

Gen. William Lee Davidson Was Killed

 
 
Gen. William Lee Davidson Was Killed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
1. Gen. William Lee Davidson Was Killed Marker
Inscription.  
Cowan’s Ford, Catawba River
where
the Revolutionary Hero
Gen’l. William Lee Davidson
was killed in action Feb. 1, 1781

Born at
Lancaster, Pa.
1746
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Davidson College
Founded 1837
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Erected by
Edward Lee Baxter Davidson

 
Erected by Edward Lee Baxter Davidson.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 1781.
 
Location. 35° 25.534′ N, 80° 55.009′ W. Marker is in Huntersville, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Beatties Ford Road and Brown Mill Road, on the right when traveling north on Beatties Ford Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntersville NC 28078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General William Lee Davidson (approx. 1.4 miles away); How McGuire Works (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle of Cowan's Ford (approx. 2 miles away); Early Trans~Catawba History (approx.
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2.4 miles away); The Tanner (approx. 3 miles away); The First Sermon of Hopewell Presbyterian Church (approx. 3 miles away); Richard Barry (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Servant Entrance (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntersville.
 
Gen. Wm. Lee Davidson Was Killed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
2. Gen. Wm. Lee Davidson Was Killed Marker
Gen. William Lee Davidson was killed during the Battle of Cowan’s Ford in Meckleburg County, North Carolina. He was leading the Salisbury District militia against British and German troops under Gen. Charles Cornwallis as they marched on Charlotte. While rallying his men early in the battle, Gen. Davidson was shot and killed.
Marker in Huntersville image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
3. Marker in Huntersville
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 978 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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