Concord in Cabarrus County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Cabarrus Black Boys Fountain
The Cabarrus Black Boys
who destroyed the British ammunition
in defense of American Liberty
Erected 1916 by the Cabarrus Black Boys Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1883.
Location. 35° 24.57′ N, 80° 34.78′ W. Marker is in Concord, North Carolina, in Cabarrus County. Marker is on Means Avenue Southeast just east of Union Street South. Near the old Concord Court House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 Union St S, Concord NC 28025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cabarrus County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); In Memoriam (a few steps from this marker); Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Harness and Carriage House (within shouting distance of this marker); P.M. Morris Building Morris House Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Hill Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); First Cabarrus Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
More about this marker. The date on the Cabarrus Black Boys Fountain marker. It was wrong when it was first erected. The actual date was May 2, 1771. This is the correct date.
Regarding Cabarrus Black Boys Fountain. The Black Boys were white, but disguised themselves by blackening their faces with soot and dressing like Indians. It had nothing to do with anything racial. They just did not want to be recognized. They have been remembered in history as The Black Boys. Also the powder they blew up was not for British troops. But for Governor Tyron's troops who were putting down the Regulators.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2011, by Tom Daoust of Concord, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,580 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on February 8, 2015, by Bill Hallman of Concord, North Carolina. Photos: 1. submitted on June 23, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 2. submitted on January 22, 2011, by Tom Daoust of Concord, North Carolina. 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.