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

City of Salisbury

 
 
City of Salisbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
1. City of Salisbury Marker
Inscription.
Settled by Scotch-Irish in 1747,
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: ]
City Hall
Dedicated September 15, 1998

City Council Members:
1996-1997
Mayor:   Margaret H. Kluttz
Mayor Pro Tem:   William R. Kennedy
Kenneth B. Fink • R. Scott Maddox • Jeffrey L. Whittington

1998-1999
Mayor:   Susan W. Kluttz
Mayor Pro Tem:   Paul B. Woodson, Jr.
William R. Burgin • William R. Kennedy • R. Scott Maddox

City Manager:
Davis W. Treme

Architect:
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
Second Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
2. Second Plaque
markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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. ¼ mile away); St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington’s Tour of the Southern States (approx. ¼ mile 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 EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Sister Cities Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
3. Sister Cities Plaque
Salisbury Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
4. Salisbury Markers
Markers can be seen here on either side of the entrance to City Hall. The Sister Cities marker is on the sidewalk.
Markers at Salisbury City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
5. Markers at Salisbury City Hall
 
 
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 721 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 12, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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