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Chatham County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
Wide view of the O'Kelly Chapel Christian Church Marker image, Touch for more information
By PaulwC3, January 12, 2014
Wide view of the O'Kelly Chapel Christian Church Marker
North Carolina (Chatham County), Durham — H-78 — O'Kelly Chapel Christian Church
Organized, 1794, by Jas. O'Kelly, founder of the denomination. Present building fourth on site. — Map (db m71359) HM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Moncure — H-14 — Granville Grant
Formed northern half of colony of North Carolina. Southern boundary was surveyed to a point just south of here in 1746. — Map (db m48383) HM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Moncure — H18 — Ramsey's Mill
Cornwallis, following the battle of Guilford Courthouse, spent several days building a bridge over Deep River, at point 300 yards N.W. — Map (db m92823) HM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Oakland Township — H-123 — Coal Glen Mine Disaster
State’s worst mining accident occurred on May 27, 1925, when explosions killed 53 men. Shaft 1½ mi. SW. — Map (db m121511) HM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H 72 — Abraham Rencher
Congressman; Minister to Portugal; Governor of the Territory of New Mexico, 1857 - 1861; poet and essayist. Buried two blocks West. — Map (db m33362) HM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H 10 — Captain Johnston Blakeley
After many victories, War of 1812, was lost at sea with his sloop Wasp. Lived at "Rock-Rest" 3 miles east. — Map (db m33361) HM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H 16 — Charles Manly
Governor, 1849 - 51. Whig Party leader. His law office, relocated & restored, stands 70 yds. N. — Map (db m33400) HM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H 108 — George Moses Hortonca. 1798 - 1883
Slave poet. His The Hope of Liberty (1829) was first book by a black author in South. Lived on farm 2 mi. SE. — Map (db m117247) HM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — Hall-London Housec. 1836
This property is under the protective covenants of the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, Incorporated. — Map (db m117239) HM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H 88 — Henry A. London1846 - 1918
Lawyer, state senator. Author of 1901 "London Libel Law." Editor of Chatham Record, 1878 - 1918. Home was here. — Map (db m33397) HM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H 17 — James I. Waddell
Commander of the famous Confederate cruiser, “Shenandoah,” lived in a house which stands 3 blocks west. — Map (db m117240) HM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H 12 — John Owen1787 - 1841
Governor, 1828 - 1830; state legislator; and Whig Party leader. His grave is 400 yards W. — Map (db m33363) HM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — Law Office of Charles Manly(1795-1871) — Governor of North Carolina, 1848-1850
Built 1846 on Hillsboro Street near Salsbury Street, moved to this location and renovated in 1969 by the Chatham County Historical Association, Inc. Gift of Henry and Laura Blair — Map (db m117249) HM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — Our Confederate Heroes
Our Confederate Heroes C.S.A — 1861-1865 We care not whence they came. Dear in their lifeless clay, Whether unknown or known to fame, Their cause and country still the same, They died and wore the gray. This Monument is . . . — Map (db m117052) WM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H 15 — Tory Raid
David Fanning and his Tories captured many Whig leaders here at Old Chatham Courthouse, July, 1781. Department of Conservation and Development 1939 — Map (db m117065) HM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Siler City — H 84 — Rocky River Friends Meeting
Established under care of Cane Creek Meeting, 1753; a Monthly Meeting since 1908. Fourth building was constructed in 1926. — Map (db m30965) HM

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