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Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Cape Fear Club

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, February 23, 2010
1. Cape Fear Club Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1866; oldest menís social club in N.C. Guilford F. Dudley, first president, Building here in use since 1913.
 
Erected 2007 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number D-71.)
 
Location. 34° 14.25′ N, 77° 56.856′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of North 2nd Street and Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north on North 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington NC 28401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas F. Wood (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John A. Winslow (about 400 feet away); Thomas F. Price (about 400 feet away); William Hooper (about 600 feet away); St. Markís (about 600 feet away); Mary Baker Glover Eddy (about 800 feet away); Old Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Cornwallis (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
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Cape Fear Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 23, 2010
2. Cape Fear Club Marker
 What is the Cape Fear Club?. Article by Ben Steelman for StarNews. “The original club was largely made up of Confederate veterans; the 1868 membership roster listed one former brigadier general (William MacRae), 10 colonels, five majors and 13 captains. From the start it also had ties to the railroad industry. Guilford Lafayette Dudley, elected as the clubís first president, was general freight agaent for the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad. Champion McDowell Davis, longtime president of the Atlantic Coast Line (which absorbed the Wilmington & Weldon), was club president from 1922 to 1926.” (Submitted on March 21, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Cape Fear Club image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 23, 2010
3. Cape Fear Club
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 758 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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