Fayetteville in Cumberland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hit his first home run in professional baseball, March, 1914, 135 yds. N.W. In this town George Herman Ruth acquired the nickname "Babe."
Erected 1951 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number I-53.)
Location. 35° 2.552′ N, 78° 52.931′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Gillespie Street and Transportation Drive, on the right when traveling south on Gillespie Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the lawn of the NCDOT Division of Highways Division 6 Office. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville NC 28301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles W. Chesnutt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bank of the United States (approx. half a mile away); The Sandford House (approx. half a mile away); Lafayette (approx. 0.6 miles away); Charter of the University of N. C. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Town House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Liberty Point (approx. ¾ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
Also see . . . Babe Ruth in Fayetteville. (Submitted on November 17, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Entertainment • Heroes • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,327 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.