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Historical Markers in Pender County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Pender County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Pender County, NC (18) Bladen County, NC (13) Brunswick County, NC (62) Columbus County, NC (4) Duplin County, NC (9) New Hanover County, NC (102) Onslow County, NC (20) Sampson County, NC (8)  PenderCounty(18) Pender County (18)  BladenCounty(13) Bladen County (13)  BrunswickCounty(62) Brunswick County (62)  ColumbusCounty(4) Columbus County (4)  DuplinCounty(9) Duplin County (9)  NewHanoverCounty(102) New Hanover County (102)  OnslowCounty(20) Onslow County (20)  SampsonCounty(8) Sampson County (8)
Burgaw is the county seat for Pender County
Adjacent to Pender County, North Carolina
      Bladen County (13)  
      Brunswick County (62)  
      Columbus County (4)  
      Duplin County (9)  
      New Hanover County (102)  
      Onslow County (20)  
      Sampson County (8)  
 
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1North Carolina, Pender County, Ashton — D-7 — Samuel Ashe1725–1813
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
2North Carolina, Pender County, Ashton — D-58 — William S. Ashe
Railroad president, congressman, state senator. In charge rof Confederate railroad transportation, 1861–62. Home stands 1 mile west.Map (db m29947) HM
3North Carolina, Pender County, Burgaw — Burgaw StationAntebellum Railroad Station — Confederate Lifeline —
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 transported . . . Map (db m191883) HM
4North Carolina, Pender County, Burgaw — D-32 — George Burringtonca. 1682–1759
Colonial governor; 1724–1725, 1731–1734; opened lower Cape Fear region to settlement. His home was ¾ miles east.Map (db m30202) HM
5North Carolina, Pender County, Burgaw — D-13 — Hinton James
First student to enter the University of North Carolina, 1795. Civil engineer, state legislator. Grave 300 yards east.Map (db m30282) HM
6North Carolina, Pender County, Burgaw — Our Heroes — 1861 – 1865 —
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
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7North Carolina, Pender County, Burgaw — D-18 — S. S. Satchwell
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
8North Carolina, Pender County, Burgaw — D-33 — Stag Park
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
9North Carolina, Pender County, Burgaw — D-117 — Van Eeden
Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany lived, 1939-46, at agricultural colony founded in 1909 and revived by Alvin Johnson. Two mi. SW.Map (db m134334) HM
10North Carolina, Pender County, Castle Hayne — D-99 — Prisoner Exchange
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
11North Carolina, Pender County, Currie — Battle of Moore’s Creek BridgeFebruary 27, 1776
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
12North Carolina, Pender County, Currie — Old Wilmington and Fayetteville Stage Road — Moores Creek National Battlefield —
Route taken by British and Tory Army from Cross Creek to joine Lord Cornwallis and Clinton at Wilmington. They were defeated in the battle of the place. 350 were captured as prisoners of war Feb. 27, 1776.Map (db m203760) HM
13North Carolina, Pender County, Hampstead — D-100 — Topsail Battery
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
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14North Carolina, Pender County, Rocky Point — D-10 — Alexander Lillington
Revolutionary leader; Whig colonel in the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, 1776. His grave is 9 miles northeast.Map (db m29231) HM
15North Carolina, Pender County, Rocky Point — D-46 — Edward Moseley
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
16North Carolina, Pender County, Rocky Point — D-65 — General John Ashe
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
17North Carolina, Pender County, Wallace — D-34 — Welsh Tract
About 1730 a group of Welsh from the colony of Pennsylvania settled in this area, between the Northeast and Cape Fear rivers.Map (db m156976) HM
18North Carolina, Pender County, Willard — D-106 — Timothy Bloodworth1736-1814
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
 
 
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Feb. 6, 2023