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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Chatham County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Chatham 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 Chatham County, NC (19) Alamance County, NC (124) Durham County, NC (48) Harnett County, NC (32) Lee County, NC (4) Moore County, NC (16) Orange County, NC (47) Randolph County, NC (13) Wake County, NC (120)  ChathamCounty(19) Chatham County (19)  AlamanceCounty(124) Alamance County (124)  DurhamCounty(48) Durham County (48)  HarnettCounty(32) Harnett County (32)  LeeCounty(4) Lee County (4)  MooreCounty(16) Moore County (16)  OrangeCounty(47) Orange County (47)  RandolphCounty(13) Randolph County (13)  WakeCounty(120) Wake County (120)
Adjacent to Chatham County, North Carolina
      Alamance County (124)  
      Durham County (48)  
      Harnett County (32)  
      Lee County (4)  
      Moore County (16)  
      Orange County (47)  
      Randolph County (13)  
      Wake County (120)  
 
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1North Carolina (Chatham County), Corinth — Avent Ferry1775-1926
Established 1775 by John Avent (ca.1740-1821). Vital to commerce and travelers crossing the Cape Fear River from Colonial times until 1926 when first bridge was built.Map (db m179420) HM
2North Carolina (Chatham County), Farrington — H-78 — O'Kelly Chapel Christian Church
Organized, 1794, by Jas. O'Kelly, founder of the denomination. Present building fourth on site.Map (db m71359) HM
3North Carolina (Chatham County), Moncure — H-14 — Granville Grant
Formed northern half of colony of North Carolina. Southern boundary was surveyed to a point just south of here in 1746.Map (db m48383) HM
4North Carolina (Chatham County), Moncure — H-18 — Ramsey's Mill
Cornwallis, following the battle of Guilford Courthouse, spent several days building a bridge over Deep River, at point 300 yards N.W.Map (db m92823) HM
5North Carolina (Chatham County), Oakland Township — H-123 — Coal Glen Mine Disaster
State’s worst mining accident occurred on May 27, 1925, when explosions killed 53 men. Shaft 1½ mi. SW.Map (db m121511) HM
6North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H-72 — Abraham Rencher
Congressman; Minister to Portugal; Governor of the Territory of New Mexico, 1857 - 1861; poet and essayist. Buried two blocks West.Map (db m33362) HM
7North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H-10 — Captain Johnston Blakeley
After many victories, War of 1812, was lost at sea with his sloop Wasp. Lived at "Rock-Rest" 3 miles east.Map (db m33361) HM
8North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H-16 — Charles Manly
Governor, 1849 - 51. Whig Party leader. His law office, relocated & restored, stands 70 yds. N.Map (db m33400) HM
9North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H 108 — George Moses Hortonca. 1798 - 1883
Slave poet. His The Hope of Liberty (1829) was first book by a black author in South. Lived on farm 2 mi. SE.Map (db m117247) HM
10North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — Hall-London Housec. 1836
This property is under the protective covenants of the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, Incorporated.Map (db m117239) HM
11North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H-88 — Henry A. London1846 - 1918
Lawyer, state senator. Author of 1901 "London Libel Law." Editor of Chatham Record, 1878 - 1918. Home was here.Map (db m33397) HM
12North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H-17 — James I. Waddell
Commander of the famous Confederate cruiser, “Shenandoah,” lived in a house which stands 3 blocks west.Map (db m117240) HM
13North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H 12 — John Owen1787 - 1841
Governor, 1828 - 1830; state legislator; and Whig Party leader. His grave is 400 yards W.Map (db m33363) HM
14North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — Law Office of Charles Manly(1795-1871) — Governor of North Carolina, 1848-1850 —
Built 1846 on Hillsboro Street near Salsbury Street, moved to this location and renovated in 1969 by the Chatham County Historical Association, Inc. Gift of Henry and Laura BlairMap (db m117249) HM
15North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — Our Confederate Heroes
Our Confederate Heroes C.S.A — 1861-1865 We care not whence they came. Dear in their lifeless clay, Whether unknown or known to fame, Their cause and country still the same, They died and wore the gray. This Monument is . . . Map (db m117052) WM
16North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H-15 — Tory Raid
David Fanning and his Tories captured many Whig leaders here at Old Chatham Courthouse, July, 1781.Map (db m117065) HM
17North Carolina (Chatham County), Siler City — H 84 — Rocky River Friends Meeting
Established under care of Cane Creek Meeting, 1753; a Monthly Meeting since 1908. Fourth building was constructed in 1926.Map (db m30965) HM
18North Carolina (Chatham County), Siler City — Siler City, N.C.Incorporated March 7, 1887 — Collins Park —
Place first known as Matthews Crossroads, a rural post office named Energy opened here in 1880. The coming of the railroad in 1884 stimulated the development of a town, first known as Siler Station. Population in 1890 was 254. Above is the . . . Map (db m171996) HM
19North Carolina (Chatham County), Siler City — West Chatham Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m172032) WM
 
 
Dec. 7, 2021