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Rocky Mount in Edgecombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Douglas Franklin Davis

1948-2007

 
 
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By Anyia Hinton, September 19, 2016
1. Douglas Franklin Davis Marker
Inscription.  In 1977, Douglas Franklin Davis began his retail career in Rocky Mount. In 1994 he purchased the building and it became Davis Furniture Company. He always believed in a thriving downtown. He owned three area businesses. Davis was a pioneer in the revitalization of downtown and a christian man. Davis was awarded a Facade Rehabilitation Award by the North Carolina Main Street Center. Douglas Franklin Douglas will be remembered as a loyal business man showed his concern for his customers and families.
 
Erected 2007 by Downtown Merchants Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 35° 56.461′ N, 77° 47.732′ W. Marker is in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in Edgecombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Southeast Main Street and Hill Street, on the right when traveling north on Southeast Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 163 SE Main St, Rocky Mount NC 27801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thelonious Monk (approx. ¼ mile away); The ACL 303 (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Douglas Franklin Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anyia Hinton, September 19, 2016
2. Douglas Franklin Davis Marker
This Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Miss Anna Easter Brown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harold Bascom Durham, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Junius Daniel Douglas 1874-1973 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Operation Dixie (approx. half a mile away); Walter Fenner "Buck" Leonard (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Mount.
 
Also see . . .  Douglas Franklin Davis. Rocky Mount Telegram (Submitted on September 20, 2016, by Anyia Hinton of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2016, by Anyia Hinton of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2016, by Anyia Hinton of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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