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Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Raleigh and Gaston Railroad

 
 
Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 22, 2014
1. Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Marker
Inscription.  Chartered in 1835 and completed in 1840. Length 85 miles. Its southern terminus was 400 ft. W.
 
Erected 1939 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number H-23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 35° 47.07′ N, 78° 38.267′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is at the intersection of North Wilmington Street and East North Street, on the right when traveling north on North Wilmington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 North Wilmington Street, Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. W. N. H. Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Clay Oak (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fannie E. S. Heck (about 400 feet away); Alexander B. Andrews (about 500 feet away); William Polk (about 500 feet away); North Carolina State Library
Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 22, 2014
2. Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Marker
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(about 700 feet away); N.C. Division of Archives & History (about 700 feet away); Executive Mansion (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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