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Vance County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
"Tiny" Broadwick Marker image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, September 16, 2013
"Tiny" Broadwick Marker
North Carolina (Vance County), Henderson — G 117 — "Tiny" Broadwick1893-1978
Aviation pioneer; first woman to parachute from an airplane, 1913. Demonstrated use of parachutes to Army, 1914. Grave 200 yds N. — Map (db m69959) HM
North Carolina (Vance County), Henderson — G-121 — Corbitt Company
Built buggies, 1899; by 1907, automobiles; later tractors, buses, and, during WWII, trucks for military. Shop 3/4 mi. S.E. closed 1952. — Map (db m30681) HM
North Carolina (Vance County), Kittrell — Confederate Cemetery
Graves of 52 soldiers, individually marked, who died in the Kittrell Springs Hotel hospital, 1864-65, are ½ mi. NE. — Map (db m33803) HM
North Carolina (Vance County), Kittrell — Kittrell Confederate CemeteryHospital to Graveyard
Fifty-four Confederate soldiers from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia are buried here. They died at General Hospital Number One, Kittrell Springs in the former Kittrell Springs Hotel owned by Maj. Charles C. Blacknall and his . . . — Map (db m33813) HM
North Carolina (Vance County), Kittrell — G 42 — Kittrell’s Springs
Health resort, social and recreational center in nineteenth century. Springs are ½ mi. W. — Map (db m34683) HM
North Carolina (Vance County), Kittrell — G 74 — The Glass House
Noted winter health resort patronized by Northern hunters and tuberculosis patients. Opened 1871; burned 1893. Site is ½ mi. W. — Map (db m34684) HM
North Carolina (Vance County), Middleburg — G 44 — William Hawkins1777-1819
Governor, 1811-1814; speaker, State House of Commons, 1810-1811. His home, Pleasant Hill stands one mile N.W. — Map (db m69957) HM

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