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Caswell County North Carolina Historical Markers
Caswell County Historical Association
Original Bright Leaf Tobacco Marker
In 1850s on a farm in this area Abisha Slade perfected a process for curing yellow tobacco. His slave Stephen discovered process in 1839. — — Map (db m19351) HM
George Washington's last overnight stop in N.C., June 3, 1791, was at the home of Dudley Gatewood, which stood 1 mi. N.E. — — Map (db m18522) HM
Organized in 1753. Rev. Hugh McAden served as its first minister. Present building dates from 1856. Stands 1 mi. E. — — Map (db m19350) HM
Secretary of Interior, 1857-1861. Confederate secret agent in Canada, U.S. Representative from Mississippi. Birthplace stands 100 yds. southeast. — — Map (db m18680) HM
First president Greensboro College, 1846-47. Founder and master of the Somerville Female Institute, 1848-1892. Home stands 100 yds. N. — — Map (db m19348) HM
Presbyterian. Began as "Hart's Chapel," about 1765. Mother of many churches. The present building erected 1944, stands 3/4 mile south. — — Map (db m18675) HM
Speaker N.C. House of Commons and Senate. He cast deciding vote for the North Carolina Railroad, 1849. This was his home. — — Map (db m18678) HM
Was Minister to Spain, 1845-49; congressman, judge, legislator, and political leader. This was his home. — — Map (db m19349) HM
Woodside House, built in 1838 by Caleb Richmond, where General Ramseur recovered from wounds received in battles of Malvern Hill and Chancellorsville. Scene of his 28 October, 1863 marriage to his cousin Ellen Richmond. As Brigadier showed . . . — — Map (db m18685) HM
Free black cabinetmaker in Milton, 1824-1861. Home and shop located here in the old Union Tavern, 1848-1858. — — Map (db m14671) HM
Advocate of improved schools, roads, canals. Jurist, teacher, legislator. Born 7/10 mi. S. — — Map (db m18663) HM
Presbyterian. Founded about middle of 18th century. Hugh McAden, its noted pastor, was buried in the churchyard, 1781. One mile S. — — Map (db m19354) HM
Congressman. A State legislator and political leader. Died in 1828 at the age of 42. His home and grave are here. — — Map (db m19353) HM
U.S. Senator, 1829-40; State Legislator; Opponent of Secession, 1860. This is "Rose Hill," his home. — — Map (db m19352) HM
Erected about 1861. Murder of Senator J. W. Stephens here in 1870 led to martial law and Kirk-Holden "War." — — Map (db m18677) HM
In memory of
Millard Quentin Plumblee
1906 - 1987
Born December 26, 1906 in Greenville County, SC.
Graduated from University of North Carolina in 1931. . . . — — Map (db m42508) HM
Wake Forest College president, 1905-1927. Champion of freedom of scientific thought. Birthplace and family home stands here. — — Map (db m19347) HM 17 markers matched your search criteria.
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