Kenansville in Duplin County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Confederate States Armory
— Confederate Lifeline —
Kenansville’s Cowan Museum displays an iron metalworking block
Liberty Hall, the Kenan family home, was built in the first half of the 1800s. It has been fully restored to reflect the lifestyle of the mid-19th century. You can tour the main house, ten out-buildings, and the gardens.
Admission fee. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10-4; Sun., 2-4. (Closed Mon., Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.)
(lower left) Confederate staff and field officer’s sword and scabbard manufactured by Froelich and Company, Confederate States Armory, Kenansville, North Carolina — Courtesy Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.
(upper right) Confederate States Armory sword guard cast in letters CSA, Confederate States Armory, Kenansville, North Carolina — Courtesy Liberty Hall, Kenansville, N.C.
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1864.
Location. 34° 57.438′ N, 77° 58.223′ W. Marker is in Kenansville, North Carolina, in Duplin County. Marker is at the intersection of Magnolia Extension (State Highway 11) and Mallard Street (State Highway 50), on the left when traveling south on Magnolia Extension. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenansville NC 28349, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Confederate States Armory (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Armory (a few steps from this marker); Henry L. Stevens, Jr. (approx. 7½ miles away); The War Comes to Warsaw (approx. 7½ miles away); Veteran’s Memorial (approx. 9½ miles away); James Kenan (approx. 10.3 miles away); Duplin Old Courthouse Site (approx. 10.3 miles away); Samson L. Faison (approx. 14½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenansville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.