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Robeson County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
Angus W. McLean and John Willis Markers image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, March 1, 2017
Angus W. McLean and John Willis Markers
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — I-39 — Angus W. McLean
Governor, 1925–1929, Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury, 1920–1921. Home is 1 mile south, grave 100 yards N.W. — Map (db m102258) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — First Hebrew Congregation
Robeson County’s first Hebrew congregation was established on this site circa 1908. — Map (db m5295) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — I-67 — First Rural Health Department
In 1912 Robeson County established first rural health department in U.S. three blocks N. — Map (db m5256) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — I-38 — John Willis
Founder of Lumberton, captain in Revolution, later brigadier general; member of legislature, conventions of 1788, ’89. Plantation was here. — Map (db m102264) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — Lumberton Bicentennial Park
1787–1987. On August 14, 1787, John Willis deeded to the Lumberton Lottery Managers 170 acres of land, “being the well known as Red Bluff where the courts are held,” to be sold in lots for the creation of the Town of Lumberton. . . . — Map (db m5230) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — I-22 — Thompson Institute
Est. 1881 for blacks by Lumber River Bapt. Assoc. Boarding school; trained teachers; named for A.H. Thompson. Succeeded here by public school in 1942. — Map (db m102272) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Maxton — I-20 — Angus W. McLean1870-1935
Governor, 1925-1929, assistant secretary, U.S. Treasury, 1920-1921. His birthplace was 4 mi. N. — Map (db m31314) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Maxton — I-27 — Carolina College
Operated by Methodist Church, 1911-1926. Site used by Presbyterian Jr. College, 1929-1960; Carolina Military Academy, 1962-1972. One block S. — Map (db m31327) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Maxton — I-25 — Floral College
One of earliest colleges for women in the South, 1841-78. Centre Presbyterian Church, formerly the college chapel, is 150 yards north. — Map (db m31305) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Pembroke — I-8 — Burnt Swamp Association
Baptist churches serving Lumbee and other tribes. Association was formed in 1881 at Burnt Swamp Church, then 2½ mi. N. — Map (db m102256) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Pembroke — I-68 — Croatan Normal School
Established in 1887 to educate teachers of Indian youth. It was the forerunner of UNC-Pembroke. Building was 2/10 mile east. — Map (db m102210) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Pembroke — I-87 — Henry Berry Lowrie
Indian. Champion of the poor. Declared outlaw, he eluded capture and dissapeared in swamps, circa 1872. House 3 miles northwest. — Map (db m102211) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Pembroke — Honorable Hamilton McMillan1837–1915 — State Legislator, Educator, and Historian
Sponsored legislation in 1885 establishing public schools for Indians of Robeson County. In 1887 he introduced legislation to establish Croatan Normal School — now Pembroke State University. — Map (db m102253) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Pembroke — I-30 — University of N. C. at Pembroke
Established 1887 as the State Normal School for Indians. Since 1972 a campus of The University of North Carolina. — Map (db m102216) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Red Springs — I-24 — Flora MacDonald College
Presbyterian. Founded in 1896. Closed 1961. Merged to create St. Andrews College. Was located 1 mi. east. — Map (db m31286) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Red Springs — I-51 — Raft Swamp
After the Tory victory at McPhaul's Mill, the Whigs routed the Tories near here on Oct. 15, 1781, and broke their resistance in this area. — Map (db m31294) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Rowland — I 49 — Ashpole Church
Union center of worship, originally 2½ miles N.W. Presbyterians withdrew in 1796 and organized their own church here. 1860 building, 300 yds. W. — Map (db m70333) HM

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