Thomasville in Davidson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Key Stop & Refuge
Thomasville, a key stop on the North Carolina Railroad, played an important role during the Civil War as a refuge for wounded and ill soldiers and civilians fleeing war-torn eastern North Carolina. Local factories produced shoes for the Confederate cause, and a smallpox hospital was located here. In 1864, Gen. James Longstreet’s corps passed through on the railroad en route from Georgia to rejoin Lee’s
(upper left) John W. Thomas
(lower left) Corner of Main and Salem Streets, late 19th century
(lower center) Confederate dead in the Blood Lane, Antietam — Courtesy Library of Congress. These soldiers likely were members of the 14th N.C. Infantry, Co. B, the “Thomasville Rifles,” raised in Thomasville.
(lower right) Civil War-era photograph of a Thomasville shoe factory.
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 52.946′ N, 80° 5.004′ W. Marker is in Thomasville, North Carolina, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street Touch for map. The marker is located in front of the Visitor Center-Train Depot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 West Main Street, Thomasville NC 27360, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John W. Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Thomasville (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomasville City Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named John W. Thomas (approx. 2.8 miles away); John H. Mills (approx. 3.3 miles away); NC Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Trinity College (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Trinity College (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thomasville.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 5, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.