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Hillsborough in Orange County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Elizabeth Keckly

1818 - 1907

 
 
Elizabeth Keckly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, June 30, 2014
1. Elizabeth Keckly Marker
Inscription.  Burwell family slave, bought freedom, 1855. Dressmaker & friend to Mary Todd Lincoln. Published her memoir, 1868. Lived here, 1830s.
 
Erected 2003 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number G-115.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & CommerceWar, US CivilWomen. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 36° 4.81′ N, 79° 5.983′ W. Marker is in Hillsborough, North Carolina, in Orange County. Marker is on North Churton Street (Business U.S. 70) south of West Union Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 319 N Churton St, Hillsborough NC 27278, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Hooper Esquire (approx. 0.2 miles away); William A. Graham (approx. 0.2 miles away); Archibald Debow Murphey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First North Carolina Convention 1788
Elizabeth Keckly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, June 30, 2014
2. Elizabeth Keckly Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); William Hooper (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis Nash (approx. 0.2 miles away); J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas Ruffin (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsborough.
 
Elizabeth Keckly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, June 30, 2014
3. Elizabeth Keckly Marker
Burwell School Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, June 30, 2014
4. Burwell School Historic Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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