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

John Merrick

1859 - 1919

 
 
John Merrick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, January 8, 2011
1. John Merrick Marker
Inscription. Black business leader. In 1898 he founded what is now N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Company. His grave is 85 yds. N.W.
 
Erected 2010 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number G 109.)
 
Location. 35° 57.541′ N, 78° 54.639′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker is on Fayetteville Street. Touch for map. Marker is in front of Beechwood Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3600 Fayetteville Street, Durham NC 27707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James E. Shepard (approx. 1.4 miles away); North Carolina Central University (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bull City Blues (approx. 1.7 miles away); John Sprunt Hill (approx. 2.1 miles away); Durham's Station (approx. 2.4 miles away); North Carolina (approx. 2.4 miles away); Black Wall Street (approx. 2.6 miles away); Royal Ice Cream Sit-In (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
Also see . . .  John Merrick. Part of the NC History Project by the John Locke Foundation. (Submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.) 
 
Additional keywords.
John Merrick Marker in Front of Beechwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, January 8, 2011
2. John Merrick Marker in Front of Beechwood Cemetery
Beechwood Cemetery, John Henry Merrick
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 
Beechwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, January 8, 2011
3. Beechwood Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 663 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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