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

William R. Davie

 
 
William R. Davie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 19, 2011
1. William R. Davie Marker
Inscription. Lived here. Revolutionary hero, member Federal Convention, governor, envoy to France, "Father of the University."
 
Erected 1935 by Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number E-4.)
 
Location. 36° 19.875′ N, 77° 35.503′ W. Marker is in Halifax, North Carolina, in Halifax County. Marker is at the intersection of St. David Street and Norman Street, on the right when traveling east on St. David Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Halifax NC 27839, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Owens House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Halifax Colonial Jails (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonial Punishment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eagle Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Eagle Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early American Taverns (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Colonial Churchyard" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
 
Also see . . .  William Richardson Davie at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on August 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Revolutionary
 
William R. Davie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 19, 2011
2. William R. Davie Marker
William Davie House in background
General William Richardson Davie image. Click for full size.
Painted by Gilles Louis Chretien
3. General William Richardson Davie
William R. Davie House plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 19, 2011
4. William R. Davie House plaque
Here was the home of William R. Davie 1756-1820 Colonel in the Revolution; delegate to Federal Convention of 1787; Grand Master of Masons; a founder of the University of North Carolina; Governor; Minister to France.
William R. Davie House Plaque and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 19, 2011
5. William R. Davie House Plaque and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on August 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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