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Mt. Airy in Surry County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Siamese Twins

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
1. Siamese Twins Marker
Inscription.
Eng and Chang, the
Siamese twins, born in
1811 in Siam, settled
as farmers in this
neighborhood. Died 1874.
Grave 100 yards west.

 
Erected 1940 by Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number M 7.)
 
Location. 36° 27.173′ N, 80° 37.751′ W. Marker is in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, in Surry County. Marker is on Old Highway 601, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the White Plains Baptist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 614 Old Highway 601, Bethania NC 27010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stonemanís Raid (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Andy Griffith Show (approx. 3.3 miles away); 90 MM Gun Tank M47 Patton (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hardin Taliaferro (approx. 5.8 miles away); Tabitha A. Holton (approx. 6.5 miles away); a different marker also named Stonemanís Raid (approx. 6.5 miles away); Confederate Soldiers of Surry County (approx. 6.6 miles away); Patrick County / North Carolina (approx. 8.1 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mt. Airy.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eng and Chang Bunker, The Siamese Twins
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By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
2. Marker in Mt. Airy, NC
Eng and Chang are perhaps the best known Siamese twins. They toured in Europe and America with P.T. Barnum before retiring and becoming farmers in North Carolina.
. (Submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. North Carolina Markers page - with essay. (Submitted on February 19, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Persons
 
Siamese Twins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
3. Siamese Twins Marker
Eng and Chang married sisters Sarah and Addie Yates and had 21 children. Each twin had a son who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Grave of Eng and Chang image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
4. Grave of Eng and Chang
Eng and Chang Bunker and their wives are buried behind the White Plains Baptist Church, which they helped to build in 1856.
Siamese Twins Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
5. Siamese Twins Grave
Eng Bunker † † † † Chang Bunker
May 11, 1811 † † † † May 11, 1811
Jan. 17, 1874 † † † † Jan 17, 1874

His wife † † † † His wife
Sarah A. Yates † † † † Adelaide Yates
Dec. 18, 1822 † † † † Oct. 11, 1823
Apr. 29, 1892 † † † † May 21, 1917

Siamese Twins Chang and Eng
Born in Siam

Bunker
Eng and Chang Bunker image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
6. Eng and Chang Bunker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,091 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on March 10, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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