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

Lower Saura Town

 
 
Lower Saura Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
1. Lower Saura Town Marker
Inscription.
A village of the Saura
Indians, abandoned by
that tribe in the early
18th century, was on
Dan River, 2½ mi. N.E.

 
Erected 1955 by Archives and Highway Department. (Marker Number J 44.)
 
Location. 36° 27.78′ N, 79° 43.612′ W. Marker is in Eden, North Carolina, in Rockingham County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 14 and Town Creek Road, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 14. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eden NC 27289, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dan River (approx. 2.6 miles away); Leaksville Landing (approx. 2.6 miles away); “River boat Men: Dan River, 1792 – 1892” (approx. 2.8 miles away); “Land of Eden” (approx. 2.8 miles away); Annie Eliza Johns (approx. 3 miles away); Luther H. Hodges (approx. 3.1 miles away); Barnett Canal (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named “Land of Eden” (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eden.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
Lower Saura Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
2. Lower Saura Town Marker
Lower Saura Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
3. Lower Saura Town Marker
Marker in Eden image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
4. Marker in Eden
Saura Town Woman image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
5. Saura Town Woman
This sculpture of a Saura Indian woman from the late 1600s stands in Raleigh, near the state capitol. The adorned deerskin dress and hood suggest a high status in the tribe.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on February 13, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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