Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
First N.C. State Fair
Sponsored by the State Agricultural Society, the fair was held here, October 18-21, 1853.
Erected 1948 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number H 45.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Education. A significant historical date for this entry is October 18, 1853.
Location. 35° 46.787′ N, 78° 37.38′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is on New Bern Avenue east of South State Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Pettigrew Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Augustine's College (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles N. Hunter (about 400 feet away); North Carolina Confederate POWs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shotwell (approx. 0.4 miles away); CSS H.L. Hunley Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Unknown NC Soldier CSA (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
Also see . . . NCpedia: The History of the State Fair. Article by Dr. Melton McLaurin. Reprinted from the Tar Heel Junior Historian (Fall 2002). (Submitted on March 26, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 26, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.