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Godwin in Cumberland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

David M. Williams

1900-1975

 
 
David M. "Carbine" Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, June 6, 2010
1. David M. "Carbine" Williams Marker
Inscription. "Carbine" Williams, designer of short stroke piston, which made possible M-1 carbine rifle, widely used in WWII. Lived 2 mi. S.
 
Erected 2001. (Marker Number I-81.)
 
Location. 35° 12.95′ N, 78° 40.699′ W. Marker is in Godwin, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Dunn Road (U.S. 301) and Main Street (North Carolina Highway 82), on the left when traveling north on Dunn Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9771 Dunn Road, Godwin NC 28344, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prelude to Averasboro (approx. 1.2 miles away); Federal Hospital (approx. 1.2 miles away); Federal Artillery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Oak Grove (approx. 2.3 miles away); Confederate First Line (approx. 2.5 miles away); Taliaferro’s Division (approx. 2.5 miles away); 20th Corps (approx. 2.5 miles away); Battle of Averasboro (approx. 2.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia: David Marshall Williams. (Submitted on June 6, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
2. Internet Movie Database: Carbine Williams. (Submitted on June 6, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
David M. Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, June 6, 2010
2. David M. Williams Marker
Northwestward view of historical marker toward the "Welcome to Godwin" sign at the Hwy 82/Hwy 301 intersection. Post office is the building to the left (west).

3. North Carolina Inventors: Carbine Williams. 2005 article from North Carolina Museum of History (Submitted on June 6, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

4. Find-A-Grave: David Marshall "Carbine" Williams. (Submitted on June 6, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceNotable PersonsWar, World II
 
"Carbine" Williams image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1950s
3. "Carbine" Williams
David Marshall Williams shown working with his short-stroke piston design invention.
<i>Carbine Williams</i> Movie Jacket (1952) image. Click for full size.
June 6, 2010
4. Carbine Williams Movie Jacket (1952)
MGM produced a movie based on William's life. James Stewart actively sought the lead role, despite being too old for it, because the film reflected his right-wing views.
David M. Williams Gravesite Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, June 11, 2010
5. David M. Williams Gravesite Headstone
Gravesite marker at Old Bluff Presbyterian Church Cemetery between Godwin and Wade, North Carolina.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on June 12, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   5. submitted on June 11, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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