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Near Haw River in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

W. Kerr Scott

 
 
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By Patrick G. Jordan, March 28, 2010
1. W. Kerr Scott Marker
Inscription. Governor, 1949 - 1953; United States Senator, 1954 - 1958; N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture, 1937 - 1948. Birthplace is nearby.
 
Erected 1969 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number G 81.)
 
Location. 36° 2.484′ N, 79° 19.919′ W. Marker is near Haw River, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is on State Highway 119 just south of Jim Minor Road, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3210 Highway 119, Haw River NC 27258, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnston Moves West (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alexander Wilson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hawfields Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); John Butler (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Johnston Moves West (approx. 2 miles away); Nathaniel Polk DeShong (approx. 3.8 miles away); Thomas M. Holt (approx. 3.9 miles away); Graham College (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haw River.
 
More about this marker. Marker is in a beautifully landscaped flower garden.
 
Regarding W. Kerr Scott. William Kerr Scott was
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By Patrick G. Jordan, March 28, 2010
2. W. Kerr Scott Marker
born on April 17, 1896 in Haw River, North Carolina. Scott attended public schools in Hawfields, N.C. and graduated from North Carolina State College at Raleigh in 1917.

He served during the First World War as a private in the Field Artillery, United States Army in 1918.

He was a member of the Democratic Party in North Carolina. He was the 62nd Governor of North Carolina from 1949 until 1953 and a United States Senator from 1954 until 1958.

Gov. Scott died April 16, 1958 in Burlington, North Carolina. He is buried in Hawfields Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Mebane, N.C.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on March 29, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.)
2. North Carolina Office of Governor - Governors of North Carolina - William Kerr Scott. (Submitted on June 5, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. National Governors Association - North Carolina Governor William Kerr Scott. (Submitted on July 24, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Additional keywords. Orange County, Mebane, Mebanesville, Burlington, Graham, Swepsonville, Hawfields
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationNotable PersonsNotable PlacesPolitics
 
W. Kerr Scott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, March 28, 2010
3. W. Kerr Scott Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 801 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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