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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 9, 2011
Iron Works Marker
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Iron Station — 09 — Iron Works
Many iron mines and forges were operated within a radius of ten miles of this point between 1790 and 1880. — Map (db m44381) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — "Old White Church" Cemetery / " Old White Church "
"Old White Church" Cemetery First Burying Ground in Lincolnton ca. 1787 Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

" Old White Church" Lincolnton's original house of worship . . . — Map (db m44431) HM

North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — O 28 — Andrι Michaux
French botanist, pioneer in studying flora of western North Carolina, passed through Lincolnton, July 24, Sept. 11, 1794, and April 29, 1795. — Map (db m44390) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — O 60 — Andrew Loretz
Minister, 1786-1812, of German Reformed Church in the Carolinas. Home built in 1793. Located one-half mile south. — Map (db m45106) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — O 3 — Battle of Ramsour's Mill
Whig Victory over Tories, June 20, 1780. Scene 400 yards west. — Map (db m44397) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — Cemetery — Old Methodist Church
First Burial James Hill,1828 Methodist Circuit Rider Preacher — Map (db m44439) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — O 35 — Connie M. Guion — 1882-1971
Pioneer female physician. Gained National reputation from work at Cornell medical clinic, 1922 - 1970. Born 2/10 mi. N. — Map (db m44400) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — O 67 — Daniels Church
Evangelical Lutheran. Organized in 1774. J.G. Arndt was first regular minister; Philip Henkel assistant. This building, 1888, is third on site. — Map (db m45105) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — O 12 — Hiram R. Revels — -1822-1901-
First black to serve in Congress. Native of N.C. Mississippi senator, 1870-1871. Operated own barbershop here, 1840s. — Map (db m81900) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — O 45 — J.G. Arends
Native German, pioneer teacher and minister, ordained 1775, first president of the N.C. Lutheran Synod, 1803. Grave a few yds. east. — Map (db m44402) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — Lincoln County War Memorial
[center cenotaph] World War I John Cornwell • George Davis • Thomas Garland • Isaac Henkle • Freeman Hinkle • John Holmsley • Horace Huffman • Albert Lineberger • Bidwell Loftin • Furman Martin • William Shuford • David Wright • Jess . . . — Map (db m44415) WM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — North State Hotel
On this exact site a three story brick building was erected in 1852 by John Motz and known as Motz Hotel, Leading hotel in western North Carolina. Fulfilling need, as Lincolnton was the most important town west of Salisbury. Purchased 1862 by Dr. . . . — Map (db m44388) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — Rufus Z. Johnston — 7 June 1874 - 4 July 1959
Rear Admiral Medal of Honor awarded 22 April 1914 — Map (db m44419) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — O7 — Schenck-Warlick Mill
First cotton mill in the state of North Carolina. Built before 1816. Site ½ mile N. — Map (db m44382) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — 0 8 — Stephen D. Ramseur — 1837-1864
West Point graduate. A Confederate major general at 27; mortally wounded, Cedar Creek, Va. Grave 2 blocks N. — Map (db m44384) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — The Battle of Ramsour's Mill
Half a mile north from here was fought The Battle of Ramsour's Mill between the Whigs and Tories, June 20, 1780. Colonel Francis Locke Commanded the Whig Army — Map (db m44386) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — The Battle of Ramsour's Mill
By the spring of 1780 the war for America's independence, begun five years earlier in Massachusetts, had moved south. Following decisive victories in Georgia and South Carolina, the British army under the command of Lord Cornwallis was poised to . . . — Map (db m44428) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — The John Martin Shuford Gravesite
Buried here is Loyalist John Martin Shuford who died June 22, 1780 of wounds received in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill. His grave was originally marked with an old headstone and footstone. In 1997 the Lincoln County Historical Association and Shuford . . . — Map (db m44399) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — The Patriot Captains' Gravesite
Tradition holds that buried at this brick enclosure are Patriot Captains John Dobson and John Bowman of Burke County, Dobson's daughter Nancy, and her husband Wallace Alexander. Dobson and Bowman were mortally wounded in the Battle of Ramsour's . . . — Map (db m44398) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — O 41 — U.D.C. Memorial Hall
Building housed first the Pleasant Retreat Academy, chartered 1813. Later public library, museum. 1 block east. — Map (db m44385) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — Veterans Memorial Plaza
Built and dedicated to honor all citizens of Lincoln County who have served their country in the Armed Forces In cooperation with American Legion Veterans of Foreign Wars and Lincoln County Board of Commissioners James W. Warren, . . . — Map (db m44417) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — O 66 — William A. Hoke — 1851-1925
Chief justice 1 year & assoc. justice 20 yrs., N.C. Supreme Court. Superior court judge 13 yrs. Birthplace stood here. — Map (db m44383) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolton — O 79 — Michael Hoke — 1874-1944
Pioneer orthopedic surgeon; founded hospitals for crippled children; chief surgeon of Warm Springs (Ga.) Foundation. Birthplace 80 yds. east. — Map (db m44394) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolton — O 15 — Robert F. Hoke — -1837-1912-
Major general, C.S.A. Promoted after Victory at Battle of Plymouth. Led troops in Va.& N.C. Home stands 50 yards E. — Map (db m44393) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lowesville — Cottage Home — "We marched down to the parlour..."
Near here stood Cottage Home, the farmhouse of the Rev. Robert Hall Morrison, a Presbyterian minister and one of the founders of Davidson College. He and his wife, Mary Graham, had ten children; three of their daughters married men who later become . . . — Map (db m70034) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lowesville — O 61 — Peter Forney — 1756-1834
Pioneer manufacturer of iron; Revolutionary War officer; Congressman, 1813-1815. Mt. Welcome, his home, was Ύ mi. S. — Map (db m70043) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lowesville — O 44 — Stonewall Jackson
Thomas J. Jackson, later a Confederate General, married Anna Morrison July 16, 1857, in her home which stood 200 yds. E. — Map (db m70032) HM

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