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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Davidson County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Davidson 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 Davidson County, NC (43) Davie County, NC (22) Forsyth County, NC (256) Guilford County, NC (289) Montgomery County, NC (16) Randolph County, NC (22) Rowan County, NC (98) Stanly County, NC (6)  DavidsonCounty(43) Davidson County (43)  DavieCounty(22) Davie County (22)  ForsythCounty(256) Forsyth County (256)  GuilfordCounty(289) Guilford County (289)  MontgomeryCounty(16) Montgomery County (16)  RandolphCounty(22) Randolph County (22)  RowanCounty(98) Rowan County (98)  StanlyCounty(6) Stanly County (6)
Lexington is the county seat for Davidson County
Adjacent to Davidson County, North Carolina
      Davie County (22)  
      Forsyth County (256)  
      Guilford County (289)  
      Montgomery County (16)  
      Randolph County (22)  
      Rowan County (98)  
      Stanly County (6)  
 
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1 North Carolina, Davidson County, Denton — Our Confederate Dead• • • • •
Erected by The Robert E. Lee Chapter Daughters of the Confederacy No. 324 Sept. 14, 1905. [ Back of Monument: ] Sleep sweetly in your humble graves. Sleep martyrs of a fallen cause. For lo, a marble column craves the pilgrim here to pause. . . . Map (db m230948) HM
2 North Carolina, Davidson County, High Point, Abbotts Crossing — Abbotts Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1756Map (db m239123) HM
3 North Carolina, Davidson County, High Point, Abbotts Crossing — Early American Tombstones
This 1756 church contains unique and artistic North Carolina soft soapstone & pierced tombstones, carved. by Anglo-German cabinet and furniture makers, many attributed to the Swicegood School, using the same tools as used in furniture. They . . . Map (db m239122) HM
4 North Carolina, Davidson County, High Point, Abbotts Crossing — Greene's Camp Site
The army of General Greene camped here in Feb. 1781 on his retreat before Lord Cornwallis, prior to the Battle of Guilford Court House.Map (db m239125) HM
5 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — Beck's Reformed Church
The congregation of Beck's Reformed Church was organized in the year of our Lord, 1787, under the leadership of the Rev. Mr. Schneider. The first house of worship was a log structure located in the proximity of this marker. 53 acres of land . . . Map (db m238973) HM
6 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — Beck's Reformed Church Cemetery
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m238972) HM
7 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — Beck's United Church of Christ Veterans Memorial
In memory of all our servicemen and women who served their country. Revolutionary War Martin Frank • John Beck, Sr. • Captain Peter Hedrick • David Schmidt (Smith) • Peter Smith Civil War James Franklin Burkhart • G.W. . . . Map (db m239006) WM
8 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — Boone Trail Highway Marker
Boone Trail Highway Metal from Battle Ship Maine in Tablet * Daniel Boone*Map (db m222572) WM
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9 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — Boy Scouts Veterans Memorial
In honor and memory we offer tribute to veterans of all branches of our armed services who served to preserve our freedom and safety God Bless AmericaMap (db m222574) WM
10 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — Captain Benjamin Merrill
Sacrificed his life for the cause of the Regulators. Was executed by officials of the Crown, June 19, 1771. Home was 8 miles south.Map (db m222577) HM
11 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — Captain Peter HedrickDec. 17, 1733 – Jan. 24, 1798
Came to America from Palatinate, Germany, 1738 Located in North Carolina 1755 to 1760 Took up 1465 acres of land on “Four Mile-Branch” A patriotic officer in the Revolutionary War. Tories burned his buildings and stole his . . . Map (db m238974) HM WM
12 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — City of LexingtonIncorporated 1828
Named during the Revolutionary War in 1775 after the Battle of Lexington.Map (db m222578) HM
13 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — Daniel Boone and Gen. Nathanael Greene
In 1750, Daniel Boone, age 16, came with his father from Pennsylvania and settled near Boone’s Ford on Yadkin River, then in Rowan, now Davidson County. Near this spot, in 1781, the American Army under Gen. Nathanael Greene passed on its way from . . . Map (db m222580) HM
14 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — Davidson County Vietnam War Memorial
In honor of the Davidson County veterans who served their country during the Vietnam War and in memory of those who gave their lives for the United States. Richard Roosevelt Banks • Kenneth Clay Berrier • Gary Reid Clodfelter • Jacob . . . Map (db m239021) WM
15 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — Davidson County World War I Memorial
1917 – 1919 In honor of the nine hundred and thirty men of Davidson County who served in the World War and in memory of the following men who gave their lives for the flag Jesse L. Barkley • Odell Barnes • W.M. Bazemore • Harvey . . . Map (db m239013) WM
16 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — First Reformed Church
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1928Map (db m239024) HM
17 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — First Site of Pilgrim Reformed Church
Site of brush arbor and first house of worship Pilgrim Reformed Church ca 1753 – 1757Map (db m239079) HM
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18 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — George Washington Boulder
. . . Map (db m222590) HM
19 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — In Memory of John Beck, Sr.
born January 6, 1761. died November 15, 1843 Son of Devault & Catherina Beck American Revolutionary War veteran North Carolina Militia 1778 – 1781 In the summer of 1778 at the age of 17, John volunteered to take up arms and . . . Map (db m238976) WM
20 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — K-16 — Jefferson Davis Reported missing
President Davis, fleeing southward after Lee’s surrender, with members of his cabinet spent the night of Apr. 16, 1865, in a pine grove nearby.Map (db m222592) HM
21 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — Lexington in the Civil WarOccupation and Fire
President Jefferson Davis and his entourage paused here in Lexington on April 16-17, 1865, as the Confederate government fled south after the April 3 evacuation of Richmond, Virginia. While here, Davis telegraphed Gen. Joseph E. Johnston as to the . . . Map (db m222581) HM
22 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — K-44 — Old Davidson County Courthouse
Completed 1858. Interior was burned, 1865, rebuilt ca. 1867. Fine example of Classical Revival style.Map (db m218180) HM
23 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — Pilgrim Cemetery Revolutionary War Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of these Revolutionary War soldiers buried in unmarked graves in Pilgrim Cemetery John George Clodfelter 1757-1833 Peter Everhart 1754-1836 George Fritts 1753-1845 Michael Leonard 1750-1827 Philip Leonard . . . Map (db m239081) WM
24 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — K-49 — Pilgrim Church
Established ca. 1757 as German Reformed. Known early as Leonard's Church. Fourth Building to occupy site stands ⅜ mi. NW.Map (db m218181) HM
25 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — Pine Grove CampConfederate Government Seat Reported missing
For an hour on the evening of Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865, a pine grove outside Lexington became the de facto seat of government for the Confederate States of America and the state of North Carolina. President Jefferson Davis and his cabinet, . . . Map (db m222585) HM
26 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — K-68 — Robert F. Sink1905-1965
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Commanded 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during World War II and Fort Bragg 1957 to 1960. He lived nearby.Map (db m239023) HM
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27 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — St. Stephen United Methodist ChurchEst. 1868
St. Stephen has and continues to serve the African American community to eliminate social injustices, promote civil rights and save souls. National Historic Registry August 6. 2021Map (db m239034) HM
28 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — The HomesteadUnexpected Houseguests
The Homestead was the home of Dr. William R. Holt, one of antebellum North Carolina’s most versatile and talented men, with interests in medicine, agriculture, education, religion, transportation, and manufacturing. In May 1865, when Dr. Holt . . . Map (db m222588) HM
29 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — K-56 — Wm. Rainey Holt1798-1868
Physician. Advocate of scientific agriculture. His plantation "Linwood" was 6 miles southwest. Built home here, 1834.Map (db m218182) HM
30 North Carolina, Davidson County, Lexington — K-24 — Yadkin College
A Methodist Protestant institution. Opened in 1856, made co-educational in 1878, closed in 1924. Building stands 1 mi. N.Map (db m222591) HM
31 North Carolina, Davidson County, Linwood — K-15 — Stoneman’s Raid
Southern troops turned back Stoneman's U. S. Cavalry, raiding through western North Carolina, at the Yadkin River Bridge, April 12, 1865.Map (db m33927) HM
32 North Carolina, Davidson County, Linwood — Trading Ford
General Nathanael Greene in his masterly retreat from the British army under Lord Cornwallis, crossed the Yadkin at Trading Ford, one-half mile southeast of this spot, February 2-3, 1781. A sudden rise in the river prevented the passage of . . . Map (db m222575) HM
33 North Carolina, Davidson County, Thomasville — K-32 — John H. Mills1831-1898
First head of Oxford Orphanage (1873-1884) & Mills Home. President Oxford Female College. His grave is 100 yds. N.Map (db m218184) HM
34 North Carolina, Davidson County, Thomasville — K-32 — John H. Mills Reported missing
First head of Oxford Orphanage (1873-1884) and Thomasville Baptist Orphanage (Mills Home), president Oxford Female College. Grave 100 yds. S.Map (db m222593) HM
35 North Carolina, Davidson County, Thomasville — John W. Thomas
Site of the home place of John W. Thomas Founder of the city of Thomasville, 1857
"John W. Thomas, the founder of Thomasville, lived in “a grand mansion” in the center of town, across the street from the town commons. . . . Map (db m70005) HM
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36 North Carolina, Davidson County, Thomasville — K-35 — John W. Thomas1800-1871
Founder of Thomasville. As legislator led fight for N.C. Railroads; friend of education. His home, Cedar Lodge, was nearby.Map (db m218185) HM
37 North Carolina, Davidson County, Thomasville — Mitchell House
Completed November, 1885 National Register of Historic Places September 20, 2000Map (db m239085) HM
38 North Carolina, Davidson County, Thomasville — North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Dedicated to the 216,000 North Carolinians who served and the over 1,600 who sere killed or missing in the Vietnam War Memorial Day 1991Map (db m222594) WM
39 North Carolina, Davidson County, Thomasville — Smith Clinic
This property has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m239084) HM
40 North Carolina, Davidson County, Thomasville — ThomasvilleCaring for the Sick and Wounded
During the Civil War, Thomasville became a hospital center that treated the sick and wounded, civilian and soldier alike. From 1862 to 1865, a local doctor, D. W. Smith, operated a smallpox hospital just outside of town. In March 1865, Surgeon Simon . . . Map (db m34232) HM
41 North Carolina, Davidson County, Thomasville — ThomasvilleA Key Stop & Refuge
John W. Thomas, who represented this area in the state legislature in the mid-1800s, laid out the town of Thomasville in 1852 on the proposed route of the North Carolina Railroad. Three years later, the line was completed to the new town, and the . . . Map (db m208795) HM WM
42 North Carolina, Davidson County, Thomasville — Thomasville City CemeteryUnion of Combatants
(Preface): John W. Thomas, who represented this area in the state legislature in the mid-1800s, laid out the town of Thomasville in 1852 on the proposed route of the North Carolina Railroad. Three years later, the line was completed to the . . . Map (db m222596) HM
43 North Carolina, Davidson County, Wallburg — George W. Wall House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m239128) HM
 
 
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