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Pembroke in Robeson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

University of N. C. at Pembroke

 
 
University of N. C. at Pembroke Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 18, 2017
1. University of N. C. at Pembroke Marker
Inscription. Established 1887 as the State Normal School for Indians. Since 1972 a campus of The University of North Carolina.
 
Erected 2000 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number I-30.)
 
Location. 34° 41.084′ N, 79° 12.129′ W. Marker is in Pembroke, North Carolina, in Robeson County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 711 and Lowry Street, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 711. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pembroke NC 28372, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honorable Hamilton McMillan (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Berry Lowrie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Croatan Normal School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Burnt Swamp Association (approx. 4.2 miles away); Raft Swamp (approx. 8 miles away); Flora MacDonald College (approx. 9.2 miles away); Angus W. McLean (approx. 9.2 miles away); Floral College (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pembroke.
 
Also see . . .  About UNC Pembroke. “The school was moved to its present location in Pembroke, the center of the Indian community, in 1909. The General Assembly
University of N. C. at Pembroke Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 18, 2017
2. University of N. C. at Pembroke Marker
changed the name of the institution in 1911 to the Indian Normal School of Robeson County, and again in 1913 to the Cherokee Indian Normal School of Robeson County. In 1926, the Board of Trustees added a two-year normal (teacher training) program beyond high school and phased out elementary instruction. The first ten diplomas were awarded in 1928, when the state accredited the school as a ‘standard normal school.’” (Submitted on March 24, 2017.) 
 
Categories. EducationNative Americans
 
Old Main image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 18, 2017
3. Old Main
The Arrowhead Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 18, 2017
4. The Arrowhead Monument
Built by J. Hampton Rich in 1933 on the Quad. He erected a large number of stone monuments, this is numbered 138. Moved here in 1985.
The Arrowhead Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 18, 2017
5. The Arrowhead Monument
This tablet on the back is a “Buffalo Trail” marker. The tablet on the front of the arrowhead is a “Sequoia tablet.”
The Quad at UNC Penbrooke image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 18, 2017
6. The Quad at UNC Penbrooke
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4, 5, 6. submitted on March 25, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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