Salisbury in Rowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
City of Salisbury
coming from Pennsylvania along the
“Great Wagon Road”. Established as the
county seat in 1753. Named after the
cathedral town (New Sarum) in England.
Largest city in western North Carolina
in the 18th and 19th centuries. Also
served as major center for trade and
politics during this period.
[ Second Plaque: ]
Dedicated September 15, 1998
City Council Members:
Mayor: Margaret H. Kluttz
Mayor Pro Tem: William R. Kennedy
Kenneth B. Fink • R. Scott Maddox • Jeffrey L. Whittington
Mayor: Susan W. Kluttz
Mayor Pro Tem: Paul B. Woodson, Jr.
William R. Burgin • William R. Kennedy • R. Scott Maddox
Davis W. Treme
Ramsay, Burgin, Smith Architects, Inc.
Erected 2006 by City of Salisbury.
Location. 35° 39.962′ N, 80° 28.286′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, North Carolina, in Rowan County. Marker is on S Main Street (U.S. 70), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Markers are located in front of Salisbury City Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Salisbury NC 28144, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Meroney’s Theatre (a few steps from this marker); Andrew Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Salisbury Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); C.S. Military Prison (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hall House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rowan County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington’s Tour of the Southern States (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salisbury.
More about this marker. The Sister Cities plaque contains an image of representatives of the two cities signing the Joint Resolution on May 14, 2001. It features the seals of the cities in Wiltshire, England and North Carolina, USA.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 710 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 12, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.