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Joseph Lane

 
 
Joseph Lane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Joseph Lane Marker
Inscription. Territorial Governor of Oregon, 1848-50, Vice-Presidential candidate, 1860, U.S. Senator, major general in Mexican War. Born 3 miles east
 
Erected 1959 by Archives and Highways Departments. (Marker Number P-49.)
 
Location. 35° 37.758′ N, 82° 33.154′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Merrimon Avenue (U.S. 25) and Beaverdam Road (North Carolina Highway 2230), on the right when traveling north on Merrimon Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Francis Asbury (a few steps from this marker); David L. Swain (within shouting distance of this marker); The University of North Carolina at Asheville (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battle of Asheville (approx. 1.5 miles away); Buncombe Turnpike (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Asheville (approx. 1.5 miles away); Zelda Fitzgerald (approx. 1.5 miles away); Kiffin Y. Rockwell (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
 
Regarding Joseph Lane. In 1860, Lane was named vice-presidential
Joseph Lane Marker, looking north along US 25, Merrimon Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 22, 2010
2. Joseph Lane Marker, looking north along US 25, Merrimon Avenue
candidate for the Democratic ticket headed by John C. Breckenridge. After an unsuccessful campaign, Lane returned to North Carolina for the first time since childhood, visiting his fatherís birthplace near Raleigh and the Joel Lane House. He also visited with his cousin, David Lowry Swain then president of the University of North Carolina. (N.C. Dept. of Cultural Resources)
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Lane from Wikipedia. He was appointed by President James Polk to be governor of Oregon Territory in 1848. 1860 alongside Presidential candidate John C. Breckinridge, the most ardently pro-slavery candidate in the election. ... With his defeat as Vice President and the beginning of the Civil War, Lane's pro-slavery and pro-secessionist sympathies effectively ended his political career.... (Submitted on June 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Joseph Lane Marker at intersection Merrimon Avenue and Beaverdam Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 22, 2010
3. Joseph Lane Marker at intersection Merrimon Avenue and Beaverdam Road
Joseph Lane image. Click for full size.
North Carolina Office of Archives & History — Department of Cultural Resources
4. Joseph Lane
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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