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Pender County North Carolina Historical Markers
By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
Samuel Ashe Marker
Governor, 1795–1798; one of the first three state judges; president, Council of Safety, 1776. His grave is 3 miles east. — — Map (db m29946) HM
Railroad president, congressman, state senator. In charge rof Confederate railroad transportation, 1861–62. Home stands 1 mile west. — — Map (db m29947) HM
Burgaw Station, a stop on the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, was located on the rail line known as the “Lifeline of the Confederacy,” Gen. Robert E. Lee’s main supply route for his Army of Northern Virginia by 1864. This rail line . . . — — Map (db m77263) HM
Colonial governor; 1724–1725, 1731–1734; opened lower Cape Fear region to settlement. His home was ¾ miles east. — — Map (db m30202) HM
First student to enter the University of North Carolina, 1795. Civil engineer, state legislator. Grave 300 yards east. — — Map (db m30282) HM
In honor of the Confederate Soldiers of Pender County. Major General William Dorsey Pender, Feb 6, 1834 – July 18, 1863.
Let future generations remember that these were men whom death could not terrify, whom defeat could not dishonor. . . . — — Map (db m30273) HM
A founder of State Medical Society, 1849, head of Confederate Hospital at Wilson, first president of the State Board of Health, 1879. Home stood here. — — Map (db m30271) HM
Named by Barbadian explorers, 1663. Home of Gov. George Burrington and Samuel Strudwick, colonial official. The house stood ¾ miles east. — — Map (db m30203) HM
Thousands of Civil War soldiers, including many held in Confederate prison at Salisbury, were exchange here, Feb. 26–Mar 4, 1865. — — Map (db m29205) HM
Here stood the bridge of Revolutionary fame where 1000 Patriot’s under Cols Richard Caswell and Alexander Lillington defeated 1600 loyalists led by Captain McLeod. Col James Moore commanded all the Patriots who embodied to oppose the loyalists under . . . — — Map (db m62491) HM
Confederate breastworks were constructed in this vicinity in 1862 to protect Wilmington from an attack from the north and for coastal defense. — — Map (db m77116) HM
Revolutionary leader; Whig colonel in the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, 1776. His grave is 9 miles northeast. — — Map (db m29231) HM
Acting governor, 1724, president of the Council, speaker of the Assembly, leader of popular party. His home, “Moseley Hall,” was two miles east. — — Map (db m29842) HM
Stamp Act patriot; Speaker of the House. Colonel under Tryon in “War of Regulation.” Revolutionary General. Home stood 2 mi. east. — — Map (db m29234) HM
About 1730 a group of Welsh from the colony of Pennsylvania settled in this area, between the Northeast and Cape Fear Rivers. — — Map (db m30363) HM
U.S. Senator, 1795–1801; member, U.S. House, in First Congress, 1790–91. Opposed ratification of U.S. Constitution, 1788, 1789. Lived near here. — — Map (db m28613) HM 16 markers matched your search criteria.
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