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Enfield in Halifax County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

James E. O'Hara

1844-1905

 
 
James E. O'Hara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mackenzie Hedgepeth, September 23, 2016
1. James E. O'Hara Marker
Inscription.  Black political leader. Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1883-1887. Practiced law in Enfield. Lived 1/10 mi. S.
 
Erected 1993 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number E 103.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 36° 10.901′ N, 77° 40.855′ W. Marker is in Enfield, North Carolina, in Halifax County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 481 and Daniels Bridge Road (County Route 1220), on the left when traveling west on State Highway 481. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12719 NC-481, Enfield NC 27823, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Branch (approx. one mile away); Henry B. Bradford (approx. 1.2 miles away); “Enfield Riot” (approx. 1.3 miles away); Brick School (approx. 2.6 miles away); Eden Church (approx. 4 miles away); Bartholomew F. Moore (approx.
James E. O'Hara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mackenzie Hedgepeth, September 23, 2016
2. James E. O'Hara Marker
7.3 miles away); Willie Jones (approx. 10.7 miles away); Hutchins G. Burton (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enfield.
 
Regarding James E. O'Hara. After the American Civil War, James O'Hara moved to North Carolina with missionaries from the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. He was admitted in 1873 as the third black lawyer in North Carolina. He returned to Enfield to start his law practice. James was elected as a Republican to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1868-1869.
 
Also see . . .
1. James E. O'Hara. Wikipedia (Submitted on September 27, 2016.) 

2. James Edward O’Hara (1844–1905). North Carolina History Project (Submitted on September 27, 2016.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2016, by Mackenzie Hedgepeth of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2016, by Mackenzie Hedgepeth of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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