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

1763 Providence

Center of History

 
 
1763 Providence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, April 7, 2013
1. 1763 Providence Marker
Inscription.  This site and "meeting house" was the area birthplace of a new country in pre-revolutionary meetings, a new county (Alamance), a new county seat (Graham), an early public library, a courthouse, a school to college presidents and a governor, and a center for area leaders to find guidance and faith as they founded other area churches. This is the birthplace of Elon University. Traveling down this early Indian Path and stagecoach road and leaving their marks in this area were the names O'Kelly, Rainey, Worth, Turrentine, Gason, Long, Stanley, and Jones.
 
Erected 2012 by Virginia Dare Chapter (2012-2013 Administration) National Society Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list.
 
Location. 36° 4.85′ N, 79° 24.35′ W. Marker is in Graham, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street. Touch for map
1763 Providence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, April 7, 2013
2. 1763 Providence Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 819 North Main Street, Graham NC 27253, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Providence Church & Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Plant (approx. 0.7 miles away); Montwhite Building (approx. ¾ mile away); Built to House the Alamance Gleaner (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Harden House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wrike Drug (approx. 0.8 miles away); Alamance County War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Alamance County Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Graham.
 
More about this marker. The marker is in the Providence Church Cemetery, which stands on the north side of the church. Enter at the main gate, closest to the road and look to the right.
 
Additional keywords. Elon College,
 
Base of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, April 7, 2013
3. Base of Marker
Providence Church
Fourth structure - circa 1872
originally stood here
Moved 225 feet south in 1927
and covered with bricks
(four granite posts indicate the corners
of the building's original location)
Placed 2000 by benefactors of Providence Church
1763 Providence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, April 7, 2013
4. 1763 Providence Marker
1763 Providence Marker and Providence Church image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, April 7, 2013
5. 1763 Providence Marker and Providence Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2013, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 440 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 7, 2013, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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