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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Alamance County, North Carolina

Clickable Map of Alamance 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> Alamance County, NC (124) Caswell County, NC (41) Chatham County, NC (19) Guilford County, NC (240) Orange County, NC (49) Randolph County, NC (13) Rockingham County, NC (39)  AlamanceCounty(124) Alamance County (124)  CaswellCounty(41) Caswell County (41)  ChathamCounty(19) Chatham County (19)  GuilfordCounty(240) Guilford County (240)  OrangeCounty(49) Orange County (49)  RandolphCounty(13) Randolph County (13)  RockinghamCounty(39) Rockingham County (39)
Graham is the county seat for Alamance County
Adjacent to Alamance County, North Carolina
      Caswell County (41)  
      Chatham County (19)  
      Guilford County (240)  
      Orange County (49)  
      Randolph County (13)  
      Rockingham County (39)  
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1North Carolina (Alamance County), Alamance — G-111 — Battle of Clapp's Mill
Troops led by Henry Lee ambushed British cavalry of Banastre Tarleton one mile north, Mar. 2, 1781. Americans retreated under heavy British fire.Map (db m32592) HM
2North Carolina (Alamance County), Alamance — First Battle of the Revolution
[ Rear of Monument ] Here was fought the Battle of Alamance between the British and the Regulators ------------- [ Right of Monument ] Liberty [ Left of Monument ] 1880Map (db m33797) HM
3North Carolina (Alamance County), Alamance — Johnston Moves WestHolt's Mill — Carolinas Campaign —
(Preface): The Carolinas Campaign began of February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the March to the Sea. Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia to crush . . . Map (db m45341) HM
4North Carolina (Alamance County), Alamance — Oak Grove Plantation
Oak Grove (ca. 1790-1910) was a 1,693-acre grain farm owned by the Holt family. The Holts were pioneers in the southern textile industry and developers of "Alamance Plaid" fabrics. While textiles made the Holts one of the wealthiest families in . . . Map (db m74439) HM
5North Carolina (Alamance County), Alamance — Oak Grove Plantation1790-1910
1693 acre grain plantation founded by Michael Holt III (1778-1842). Birthplace of E.M. Holt (1807-1884), a founder of the southern textile industry and developer of "Alamance Plaid" fabrics. Dr. William Rainey Holt (1798-1868), noted "scientific . . . Map (db m74448) HM
6North Carolina (Alamance County), Alamance — The Battle of the Alamance
The first battle of the Revolutionary War, was fought in Orange County, North Carolina May 16th, 1771. [ Right of Monument ] 1771 – 81             1901 James Hunter “General” of the Regulators. “The country is as . . . Map (db m33799) HM
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7North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — A Legacy of Community
Following the labor turbulence of the 1930s and the strain of the Great Depression, World War II brought relative calm and increased productivity to the mill communities. Immediately after the War, however, mill owners revived a movement that had . . . Map (db m32846) HM
8North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — A Revolutionary War Connection
A little known Revolutionary War engagement occurred on the Regulator battlefield on March 1, 1781. Ten years after the Battle of Alamance, and approximately two weeks before the Battle of Guilford Courthouse near Greensboro, soldiers of the . . . Map (db m139346) HM
9North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — African Americans in the Mill Village
African Americans experienced the textile mill world very differently than white families. Mills did not offer the same work opportunities to black men and women as they did for whites. Life in the mill village was also restricted, and black workers . . . Map (db m32783) HM
10North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — After the Whistle Blows
Mill employees worked at tedious jobs for long hours, usually having only Sundays to rest. With responsibilities at home as well as in the mill, free time was limited. Still, mill workers found ways to socialize, relax, and have fun in a world . . . Map (db m32999) HM
11North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-82 — Alamance Cotton Mill
Built 1837 by E. M. Holt. Produced Alamance Plaid, the first factory-dyed cotton cloth south of the Potomac. Stood here.Map (db m28695) HM
12North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-2 — Battle of Alamance
Militia under Governor William Tryon defeated Regulators on May 16, 1771. Six miles S.W.Map (db m175448) HM
13North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-24 — Battle of Alamance
The militia under Royal Governor Tryon defeated the Regulators at this point, May 16, 1771.Map (db m210217) HM
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14North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — GG-1 — Battle of Alamance
Here was fought (I) on May 16, 1771, the Battle of Alamance. Opposing forces were colonial militia, mainly from the eastern part of the province, commanded by Governor William Tryon, and a band of frontier dwellers known as Regulators, who had risen . . . Map (db m35055) HM
15North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Battle of Alamance Monument
Alamance County citizens took the first steps to mark the site of the Battle of Alamance in 1879. On July 4, Rev. D. A. Long delivered a speech here, urging area residents to form an association with the charge of erecting a monument. Less than a . . . Map (db m139689) HM
16North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Battle of Clapp's Mill
Battle of Clapp's Mill On March 2, 1781, the American light troops under Colonel Otho Holland Williams of Maryland and Lieutenant Colonel Henry "Lighthouse Harry" Lee of Virginia engaged the British light troops near Clapp's Mill on Beaver . . . Map (db m28062) HM
17North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Calling the Mill Village 'Home'
Mill owners initially built villages near textile mills to attract families of workers. By 1900, 92% of workers lived in mill-owned housing. A typical mill village in the 1920s consisted of about 350 houses located within walking distance of the . . . Map (db m32830) HM
18North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Camp Alamance
At this site on 1 June 1861 soldiers of the 6th NC State Troops, commanded by Col. Charles Fisher president of the NC Railroad, drilled before departing for the war front. In July 1861, they became the first troops ever carried by rail into battle. . . . Map (db m29626) HM
19North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Carriage Shed
To the right is the carriage shed. This building is an original building to the site. It was used to store a wagon or other horse drawn equipment. To the left is a blacksmith shop. Even though this building is not original, the blacksmith was . . . Map (db m34743) HM
20North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Cedarock Historical Farm
Welcome to Cedarock Historical Farm. The farm was settled in 1830 by John and Polly Garrett. The farm was 115 acres in size (85 improved and 30 unimproved acres). Please enjoy your visit and come back to see us.Map (db m34720) HM
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21North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Charles Richard Drew1904 - 1950
Charles Richard Drew 1904 - 1950 Black scientist and surgeon Pioneer in the preservation of blood plasma Medical director of the Blood-for-Britain Project, 1940 Director of the first American Red Cross Blood Bank, 1941 . . . Map (db m31142) HM
22North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Children in the Mill Village
Early textile mill owners alleviated labor shortages by recruiting entire families for employment. Offering homes as well as jobs, owners created villages of workers from which the mills could draw. Children - sometimes as young as seven - filled . . . Map (db m32671) HM
23North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — ChurchesGlencoe
Church congregations were central to social as well as religious life in the village. Mill owners encouraged church membership among their workers and often aided congregations to promote social stability and community morality. The Baptist church, . . . Map (db m32376) HM
24North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Colonial Column
This column was erected in 1901 at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park as a testament to the Battle of Alamance being the "first battle of the American Revolution." But as early as 1937, the National Park Service questioned the . . . Map (db m139692) HM
25North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Cotton Dust and Poverty
Although industrialization brought great improvements to the South, advancements in health and medicine lagged dramatically behind. Without antibiotics, infectious diseases were common and dangerous. Medical care was often unavailable, and employers . . . Map (db m33273) HM
26North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Dentzel Carousel
Burlington Historic Property Circa 1906 - 1910Map (db m29238) HM
27North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-13 — Early Railroads
First public meeting to promote railroads in North Carolina, Aug. 1, 1828, was at Wm. Albright's home which stood 4 mi. S.E.Map (db m30693) HM
28North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Friendship Academy and High School1879 - 1927
Was located 150 yards north-east of this marker. Built by community effort and without public funds. This school was dedicated to thoroughness in all subjects taught, and to the building of character as fundamental for the growth of the student. . . . Map (db m75810) HM
29North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Glencoe - Company Office and Store
Built around 1890 between the factory and the mill houses, the small brick building linked mill production and village life. The mill office was on the left side, with the owner's office behind it. The company store was on the right side. Especially . . . Map (db m31284) HM
30North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Glencoe - Grist Mill and Dam Site
Like many Piedmont mills, Glencoe was built at an old grist mill site - the Vincent Mill begun in the 1860s. Remains of it may be seen on the "island" side of the mill race. The Vincent Mill had a wooden dam and a mill race about 100 yards long. For . . . Map (db m31337) HM
31North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Glencoe - Life in the Mill VillageFrom Farm to Factory
The whole matter of providing attractive and comfortable habitations for cotton operatives [is] summarized in the statement that they are essentially a rural people…while their condition is in most cases decidedly bettered by going to the . . . Map (db m33540) HM
32North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Glencoe - The Marshall Family House Site
In 1899 James H. Holt sold Emanual "Man" Marshall a one-acre lot at the northeastern end of the Glencoe property. "Man" Marshall was the superintendent at Glencoe Mills for nearly forty years. He and wife Mary Eliza Murray Marshall lived with their . . . Map (db m33580) HM
33North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Glencoe - The School
When Glencoe Mill opened in 1880, founder James H. Holt was ahead of most of his contemporaries in requiring that village children attend school for several months a year to the sixth grade, before they could work in the factory. The company built . . . Map (db m33583) HM
34North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Glencoe - Two-Story Workers' Houses
In Glencoe as in other Alamance County villages, the Holts built many substantial, 2-story houses for the workers. They resembled farmhouses in the area. In most of the 2-story houses, carpenters used hand-sawn timbers put together with pegs. Some . . . Map (db m33650) HM
35North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Glencoe Management Houses
At Glencoe, there were three levels of management: Owner, Manager, and Superintendent. The location and style of their houses indicated their occupants' status in the hierarchy. The Mill Owner's House, built for Robert Holt, is a large 2-story . . . Map (db m31504) HM
36North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Glencoe Mill1880 - 82
Incorporated in 1880 by James H. and William E. Holt, sons of textile pioneer E. M. Holt. The last water-powered textile mill developed by the Holts. Produced napped cotton cloth, flannels and woven plaids. Employed as many as 500 workers at its . . . Map (db m31082) HM
37North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Glencoe Mill VillageBuilt 1880 - 82
A remarkably complete mill village exemplifying the post-Civil War development of the textile industry along the streams of piedmont North Carolina. Glencoe Mill built nearly 50 houses for its workers. Acquired by Preservation North Carolina in 1997 . . . Map (db m31291) HM
38North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Governor Tryon and the Militia
This advantageous position was held by Royal Governor William Tryon and his North Carolina militia during the Battle of Alamance. The men serving Governor Tryon were not British "Redcoats," but the citizen soldiers from the colony of North Carolina. . . . Map (db m139724) HM
39North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-58 — Henry Jerome Stockard
Poet, author of "Fugitive Lines" and other works; lifelong educator; president of Peace Institute, 1907-12. Home stood here.Map (db m29764) HM
40North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-126 — J. Spencer Love1896 - 1962
Founder of Burlington Mills, 1924; success of rayon propelled world's largest textile company. "Pioneer Plant" 3/4 mi. S.Map (db m29949) HM
41North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — John and Polly Garrett House
It took John and Polly Garrett five years to build this house. During that five year period, they lived in the small log home to your right. The Garrett's moved into this house in 1835. Four years later, Polly gave birth to their first child. They . . . Map (db m34722) HM
42North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Johnston Moves WestLogisticians at Work — Carolinas Campaign —
(Preface) The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the March to the Sea. Sherman’s objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia to crush . . . Map (db m46046) HM
43North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Living in a Mill-Centered World
In the village, every aspect of the workers’ lives revolved around the mill. In addition to their homes, the churches, schools, and stores all belonged or were tied to the mill owners. While these places provided much needed social time for mill . . . Map (db m33320) HM
44North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Lodge Hall and Barber ShopGlencoe
The Lodge Hall, a small frame building, housed many types of gatherings. The Barber Shop, built in the 20th century, served village men and boys. In one period, old-timers recall, a barber would arrive and open the shop to cut hair one evening each . . . Map (db m32377) HM
45North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — McCray School
McCray School Est. 1915 - 16 One Room School House Alamance Burlington School SystemMap (db m31153) HM
46North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Men in the Mill Village
Transitioning from the farm to an industrialized way of life was especially hard for men. On the farm, men experienced a certain amount of freedom and variety; millwork was often tedious, repetitive, and produced only wages for a day's labor. Men . . . Map (db m32775) HM
47North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Neighbors Divided
Industrialization came to the South later than it had in the North. The first generation of mill workers were transplanted farmers who had no tradition of labor unions. The nature of the mill village also made organized labor difficult. The mill . . . Map (db m33311) HM
48North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Norfolk & Western Caboose #518654
This Norfolk & Western caboose was given to the City of Burlington by Norfolk Southern Railway in 1993. It is symbolic of the railroad roots of the North Carolina Railroad town of Company Shops (1866) which became Burlington in 1893. The caboose was . . . Map (db m35022) HM
49North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-89 — North Carolina Railroad
Company shops built here in 1857 for maintenance and repair of the N.C. Railroad. Closed in 1866.Map (db m211473) HM
50North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Occaneechi in the ServicePiedmont Indians in the Civil War
When North Carolina passed laws in 1833 to restrict the rights of free blacks; they also limited the rights of Indians. In old Orange (later Alamance) County, many Occaneechi Indians including Dixon Corn, Jesse Jeffries, Enoch Jones, and Andrew . . . Map (db m168278) HM
51North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Original Garrett House
In 1830, John and Polly Garrett constructed this small log home, which is one of the earliest structures in the district. They lived in this house for five years while they were building the large two-story house behind you. This house served as a . . . Map (db m34724) HM
52North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Picker House and Dye HouseGlencoe
2. Picker House After drivers delivered bales of raw cotton to Glencoe, the first step in transforming it to woven cloth took place in the Picker House. Men unpacked the cotton from the bales and removed such debris as twigs, leaves, and bugs. . . . Map (db m32475) HM
53North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Pine Hill Cemetery - Veterans Memorial
(Front):Dedicated to the men and women of Alamance County who served their country in war (East Side): Time will not dim the glory of their deeds (Back): Patriotic sacrifices forever remembered (West Side): . . . Map (db m31558) HM
54North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Pioneer PlantBurlington Industries
Burlington Mills was incorporated Nov. 1, 1923. The first plant of that company, later known as Burlington Industries, largest maker of textiles in the world, began operations on this site July 29, 1924.Map (db m29995) HM
55North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Pleasant Grove High School1922 - 1971
Side A Pleasant Grove High School was built on this site in 1922 to serve grades 8 - 10 from 5 small schools in the Pleasant Grove township and one from the Faucette township; Mahan, Sidney, King, Squires, and McCray. Brogden Tew was the . . . Map (db m31151) HM
56North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Post Office
During the 1870's and 80's, this building served as a community post office. The building has been restored and displays "pigeon holes" which are compartments used to sort the mail. The building on the right is a smoke house. It dates back to . . . Map (db m34735) HM
57North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Power, Wheel House and TurbineGlencoe
To power the turbine that ran the mill, the water that ran through the mill race flowed into the wheelhouse at the back of the mill. It dropped down through the 48-inch, 152-horsepower turbine located below ground level. A metal shaft connected the . . . Map (db m32420) HM
58North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Pugh's Rock
According to legend, Regulator James Pugh, brother-in-law of Regulator Herman Husband, lay behind this rock while he fired on Tryon's troops. Tradition has also held since 1942 that James was taken prisoner and hanged in Hillsborough on June 19, . . . Map (db m139350) HM
59North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Pyle's DefeatFebruary 1781
Near this location, mounted Loyalists from Chatham and southern Orange counties led by Col. John Pyle, and on their way to join Gen. Cornwallis in Hillsborough, were defeated by units of Gen. Greene's American Army led by Col. Henry "Light Horse . . . Map (db m34718) HM
60North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-22 — Pyle's Defeat
A body of Tories, going to join Cornwallis' Army at Hillsborough, was destroyed by a Whig force, Feb. 23, 1781. ¾ mile southwest.Map (db m28524) HM
61North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-22 — Pyle's Defeat
Tory militia going to join Cornwallis's army destroyed by Lee's Legion Feb. 1781 nearby on Col. Michael Holt's land.Map (db m175446) HM
62North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — St. Paul's Lutheran Church
On Colonial Trading Path Travelers used nearby spring Preaching point 1759 Originally called "Graves Church" Church founded circa 1770 Burials from early period in rock enclosed cemetery Recorded burials from 1790 Called "the Chappel" . . . Map (db m32156) HM
63North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — The Animals of a Turn of the Century Farm
The animals of a turn of the century farm were very important to the self supporting farmer. We have tried to represent some of the more common animals found on the farm. We presently have sheep, goats, beef cows, dairy cows and a team of mules. The . . . Map (db m34744) HM
64North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — The Corn Crib
The corn crib (located on your left) was a special building used for storing corn and other grains. The corn would be picked from the fields and put in there to dry. Once the corn dried, the farmer would separate the kernels from the cob using a . . . Map (db m34736) HM
65North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — The John Allen House
Quaker John Allen constructed this log dwelling circa 1780 in nearby Snow Camp. The State of North Carolina moved it here in 1966, restored it, and opened it to the public in 1967 to illustrate colonial life in the backcountry of North Carolina. The . . . Map (db m42253) HM
66North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — The Mill BuildingsMill Design — Glencoe —
Mill designers planned the brick and heavy timber mill to standards of the day. They employed the Italianate style popular for industrial architecture. Its ornate brickwork, arched windows, low roof, and prominate tower suited the functional needs . . . Map (db m31547) HM
67North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — The Regulators' FieldA Lesson for the Defeated — Carolinas Campaign —
(Preface): The Carolinas Campaign began of February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the March to the Sea. Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia to crush . . . Map (db m42335) HM
68North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — The Rise of the Textile Mill Communities
In the decades following the Civil War, the textile industry thrust the South into a period of rapid industrialization. In North Carolina, construction of railroads began through Piedmont “backcountry,” and cities sprung up in their . . . Map (db m33535) HM
69North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-33 — Trading Path
Colonial trading route, dating from 17th century, from Petersburg, Virginia, to Catawba and Waxhaw Indians in Carolina, passed nearby.Map (db m28700) HM
70North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-60 — Tryon’s Camp
Before and after the battle of Alamance, the militia of Governor William Tryon camped nearby, along Alamance Creek, May 13-19, 1771.Map (db m37373) HM
71North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-60 — Tryon's Camp
Before and after the Battle of Alamance, the Militia of the Governor William Tryon camped nearby, along Alamance Creek. May 13-19, 1771.Map (db m28526) HM
72North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Union Ridge Church1815
Since before 1776 religious services have been held on this site. In 1815 several residents here bought property, organized a church and began holding regular services open to all. The new church soon joined with the Christian denomination of the . . . Map (db m89309) HM
73North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Women in the Mill Village
The first waves of migration off the farms were primarily single women and widows. Since these women had limited access to land, they were eager to take the steady work and housing the textile mills provided. An example of this was Bynum, North . . . Map (db m32792) HM
74North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Working the Shift
Turning raw cotton into cloth was a multi-step process. As a result, textile mills had different jobs all along the production chain. In the opening room, men unfastened cotton bales and loaded them into cleaning and fluffing machines. From there . . . Map (db m32834) HM
75North Carolina (Alamance County), Elon — G-52 — Elon University
Founded Elon College by the Christian Church in 1889. Coeducational. Burned in 1923; rebuilt 1923 - 26.Map (db m30100) HM
76North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — "Elmhurst"1869
Second Empire Victorian Architecture Residence of Capt. J.N. Williamson Son-in-Law of E.M. Holt Map (db m35046) HM
77North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — 1763 ProvidenceCenter of History
This site and "meeting house" was the area birthplace of a new country in pre-revolutionary meetings, a new county (Alamance), a new county seat (Graham), an early public library, a courthouse, a school to college presidents and a governor, and a . . . Map (db m64237) HM
78North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — Alamance County Confederate Memorial
To Commemorate With Grateful Love the Patriotism, Valor, and Devotion to Duty, of the Brave Soldiers of Alamance County. (Back): "On Fame's Eternal Camping Ground, Their Silent Tents are Spread, and Glory Guards, with Solemn Round, . . . Map (db m28269) WM
79North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — Alamance County Courthouse
Built in 1923 to replace the original 1851 brick and stucco structureMap (db m39916) HM
80North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — Alamance County War Memorial
The Memorial Is Dedicated To The Honor Of All The Brave Men And Women Of Alamance County Who Fought In Service To Their Country And In Memory Of Those Inscribed Here Who Died In Defense Of Our Freedom. Civil War Jacob Adams, W.B. . . . Map (db m31485) WM
81North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — G-55 — Alexander Wilson
Teacher in Piedmont area from 1819 to 1867; operated own school in Alamance County, 1851 - 67. Home is 1 mile, grave is 3½ miles northeast.Map (db m29244) HM
82North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — Built to House the Alamance Gleaner
1906 Built to House The Alamance Gleaner Published Weekly 1875 - 1947 Map (db m34989) HM
83North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — Captain James W. White House1871
Constructed by E.M. Holt as a residence for his daughter, Emily Virginia, wife of Capt. James W. White Map (db m35038) HM
84North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — G-96 — Graham College
Est. by the Christian Church, 1851, as Graham Institute; forerunner of Elon College. Burned in 1892. Stood 1 blk. west.Map (db m29894) HM
85North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — Graham's First Bank
1851 Constructed by E. M. Holt for mercantile use In 1860 housed Graham's first bankMap (db m31014) HM
86North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — Johnston Moves WestRuffin Mills — Carolinas Campaign —
(Preface) The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the March to the Sea. Sherman’s objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia to crush . . . Map (db m46022) HM
87North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — G-120 — Kirk-Holden War
Racial violence in Caswell and Alamance counties in 1870 led to martial law, under Col. Geo. W. Kirk, impeachment & removal of Gov. W.W. Holden.Map (db m28308) HM
88North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — Michael Holt II1723 - 1799
An early pioneer, leader and landowner, Michael Holt II was the son of Michael Holt I who had moved to this area in he 1750s. He is buried nearby with his two wives, “Peggy” O'Neal and Jean Lockhart. He had ten children who became the . . . Map (db m73992) HM
89North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — Montwhite Building1907
Italian Renaissance Housed the Opera House and Various Mercantile EnterprisesMap (db m35016) HM
90North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — Mt. Hermon Meeting House
Of log construction, used for worship and school, stood here. Deed for land recorded in 1834 states it adjoins old Mt. Hermon tract, which signifies a place of worship existed prior to this date. Feb. 27, 1834 annual Methodist Protestant Conference . . . Map (db m66554) HM
91North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — National Bank of Alamance
Organized in 1899 Housed in this building Constructed in 1906 Remodeled 1924Map (db m31013) HM
92North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — Originally a Wing of the Union Hotel
1851 Originally a Wing of the Union Hotel In 1903 Converted to a Dwelling By L. Banks Holt Map (db m35017) HM
93North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — Providence Church & CemeteryFirst building erected c. 1763
Side A Providence was a gathering spot for pioneers in the Haw River basin. Many families and denominations during the eighteenth century used this cemetery. Many early settlers including members of the Turrentine, Sellars, Holt, Harden, . . . Map (db m28277) HM
94North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — The Harden House
The Harden House Greek Revival Architecture Built and Occupied by Peter R.Harden Pioneer Merchant Map (db m34988) HM
95North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — Vestal Hotel1903 C
One of the few original hotel buildings of this era still standing in North CarolinaMap (db m127833) HM
96North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — Wrike Drug
Renaissance Revival unaltered but for the new store front 1902Map (db m32400) HM
97North Carolina (Alamance County), Haw River — Nathaniel Polk DeShongThe Southern Diaspora
Nathaniel Polk DeShong descended from Huguenot immigrants who settled near the Haw River about a mile and a half north of here. He enlisted on June 21, 1861, at 17 years of age under Capt. James W. Lea “for the War” in the 6th North . . . Map (db m46081) HM
98North Carolina (Alamance County), Haw River — G-59 — Thomas M. Holt
Governor, 1891-93; cotton mill owner. Sponsor of railroad development and state aid to education. Home stood 350 yards S.Map (db m29968) HM
99North Carolina (Alamance County), Haw River — G-81 — W. Kerr Scott
Governor, 1949 - 1953; United States Senator, 1954 - 1958; N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture, 1937 - 1948. Birthplace is nearby.Map (db m29305) HM
100North Carolina (Alamance County), Mebane — G-54 — Alexander Mebane
Brigadier general of North Carolina militia, member House of Commons, conventions 1788, 1789, and U.S. Congress. His home stood nearby.Map (db m211475) HM

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