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Salisbury in Rowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John W. Ellis

 
 
John W. Ellis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
1. John W. Ellis Marker
Inscription.
Governor, 1859-61. A leader
of the secession movement
in N. C. Died July, 1861, aged
40. Home stands 1½
blocks south.

 
Erected 1938 by N.C. State Historical Commission. (Marker Number L 12.)
 
Location. 35° 40.254′ N, 80° 28.461′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, North Carolina, in Rowan County. Marker is at the intersection of S Ellis Street and W Innes Street, on the right when traveling south on S Ellis Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salisbury NC 28144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee S. Overman (a few steps from this marker); Maxwell Chambers House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hall House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Salisbury Confederate Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Old English Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Andrew Jackson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rowan County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington’s Tour of the Southern States (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salisbury.
 
Also see . . .  John W. Ellis. Biography of the state's first Confederate governor. (Submitted on August 16, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker in Salisbury image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
2. Marker in Salisbury
Known as the “secessionist governor”, John Ellis refused President Lincoln’s request for troops to put down the rebellion.
Grave of Gov. John Ellis image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
3. Grave of Gov. John Ellis
Gov. Ellis is buried in the Old English Cemetery located about ¼ mile northeast of the marker.
1753 Boundary image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
4. 1753 Boundary
This marker, which indicates the 1753 boundary of the town, is located near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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