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Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Honorable Willie Jones of Halifax

To the memory of

 

— 1741-1801 —

 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 10, 2012
1. Honorable Willie Jones of Halifax Marker
Inscription.  Who led the 1788 Constitutional Convention of North Carolina to decline to ratify the Federal Constitution until his State and its people were assured that a Bill of Rights would be incorporated in the United States Constitution. Perhaps more than any other person, his devotion to the liberties of the people led to the adoption of those first ten Amendments securing to us the ancient rights of English-speaking peoples.

Erected in grateful recognition by the Forsyth County Bar Association upon the Bicentennial of the ratification of the Bill of Rights.
 
Erected 1991 by Forsyth County Bar Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPatriots & Patriotism. A significant historical year for this entry is 1788.
 
Location. 36° 5.82′ N, 80° 14.621′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Between 2nd & 3rd Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winston-Salem Rotary Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas J. Wilson
Honorable Willie Jones of Halifax Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 10, 2012
2. Honorable Willie Jones of Halifax Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First House Erected in Winston (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Joshua Reynolds (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Forsyth County Men (about 400 feet away); Our Confederate Dead (about 600 feet away); First Sit-In Victory In North Carolina (about 600 feet away); O'Hanlon's Office Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Bill of Rights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 10, 2012
3. Bill of Rights Marker
Honorable Willie Jones of Halifax Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 10, 2012
4. Honorable Willie Jones of Halifax Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2013, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 13, 2013, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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