“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Anson County, North Carolina

Clickable Map of Anson County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Anson County, NC (13) Montgomery County, NC (16) Richmond County, NC (22) Stanly County, NC (6) Union County, NC (25) Chesterfield County, SC (19) Marlboro County, SC (39)  AnsonCounty(13) Anson County (13)  MontgomeryCounty(16) Montgomery County (16)  RichmondCounty(22) Richmond County (22)  StanlyCounty(6) Stanly County (6)  UnionCounty(25) Union County (25)  ChesterfieldCountySouth Carolina(19) Chesterfield County (19)  MarlboroCounty(39) Marlboro County (39)
Wadesboro is the county seat for Anson County
Adjacent to Anson County, North Carolina
      Montgomery County (16)  
      Richmond County (22)  
      Stanly County (6)  
      Union County (25)  
      Chesterfield County, South Carolina (19)  
      Marlboro County, South Carolina (39)  
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1North Carolina, Anson County, Ansonville — K-29 — Carolina Female College, 1850-67
Established by local planters, later operated by Methodist Church. Building was 150 yds. W.Map (db m175738) HM
2North Carolina, Anson County, Ansonville — K-57 — Ralf Freeman
Free black served as a Baptist pastor at Rocky River Church until law in 1831 barred blacks from public preaching. Buried 500 yards west.Map (db m77358) HM
3North Carolina, Anson County, Lilesville — K-17 — Samuel Spencer
Jurist & Antifederalist leader. Member of court which in 1787 issued the first reported precedent for judicial review. His home stood 3 miles N.E.Map (db m77357) HM
4North Carolina, Anson County, McFarlan — K-22 — North Carolina / South Carolina

North Carolina. Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c. 1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776

South Carolina. Formed in 1712 from part of Carolina, which was . . . Map (db m42303) HM
5North Carolina, Anson County, Morven — K-6 — John J. McRae1815-1868
Governor of Mississippi, 1854-1857. Member, U.S. Senate and House; Confederate congressman. Born 5 miles southeast.Map (db m42319) HM
6North Carolina, Anson County, Morven — K-7 — Sneedsborough
Laid out 1795. Promoted as inland port town on Pee Dee River by Archibald D. Murphey. Only graveyard remains, five miles southeast.Map (db m42309) HM
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7North Carolina, Anson County, Polkton — KK-1 — Brown Creek Soil Conservation DistrictFirst in America
Here was established the first district in America for a systematic program of land erosion control. Known as the Brown Creek District because it embraced the area of the Brown Creek Watershed, it heralded the beginning of a national program of soil . . . Map (db m42349) HM
8North Carolina, Anson County, Polkton — K-11 — Leonidas L. Polk1837-1892
President of National Farmers' Alliance, 1889-1892; began Progressive Farmer, 1886; a founder of NCSU and Meredith College. Was born here.Map (db m42356) HM
9North Carolina, Anson County, Wadesboro — Anson County Training School
Anson County Training School 1920-1960 A facility for education of children of color. Woodlawn School 1960-1961 J.R. Faison School 1961-1985Map (db m94987) HM
10North Carolina, Anson County, Wadesboro — K-41 — Boggan-Hammond House
Eighteenth-century house built by Patrick Boggan, Revolutionary soldier & a founder of Wadesboro. Now historical museum. Located 2 blocks south.Map (db m42321) HM
11North Carolina, Anson County, Wadesboro — K-55 — Hugh Hammond Bennett1881-1960
“Father of soil conservation.” First chief of the Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1935-1952. Born 4 miles southwest.Map (db m42344) HM
12North Carolina, Anson County, Wadesboro — K-14 — Sherman's March
Kilpatrick's cavalry, a part of Sherman's army marching from Savannah to Goldsboro, passed through Wadesboro, March 3-5, 1865.Map (db m106579) HM
13North Carolina, Anson County, Wadesboro — K-40 — Thomas Samuel Ashe
Associate Justice, State Supreme Court, 1878-1887; Member of Congress, 1873-1877; Member of Confederate Congress; legislator. Home is one mile west.Map (db m42320) HM
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Mar. 26, 2023