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Historical Markers in Davie County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Davie 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 Davie County, NC (20) Davidson County, NC (25) Forsyth County, NC (229) Iredell County, NC (26) Rowan County, NC (71) Yadkin County, NC (14)  DavieCounty(20) Davie County (20)  DavidsonCounty(25) Davidson County (25)  ForsythCounty(229) Forsyth County (229)  IredellCounty(26) Iredell County (26)  RowanCounty(71) Rowan County (71)  YadkinCounty(14) Yadkin County (14)
Mocksville is the county seat for Davie County
Adjacent to Davie County, North Carolina
      Davidson County (25)  
      Forsyth County (229)  
      Iredell County (26)  
      Rowan County (71)  
      Yadkin County (14)  
 
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1North Carolina (Davie County), Advance — M-44 — Cokesbury School
Short lived. The first Methodist school in North Carolina. Began about 1790. Was two miles east.Map (db m55022) HM
2North Carolina (Davie County), Advance — The Advance Academy
. . . Map (db m55186) HM
3North Carolina (Davie County), Cooleemee — Cooleemee's Brick High School
To satisfy the expanding education needs of Cooleemee and Jerusalem Township a new brick school was built here. It eventually comprised grades one through eleven. Its center stood 80 yards northwest. Cooleemee High School was ready for occupancy . . . Map (db m181932) HM
4North Carolina (Davie County), Cooleemee — Cooleemee's Old Wood School
On this corner lot stood Cooleemee's Old Wood School. It faced east on Watts Street and extended all the way to Duke Street. Local school classes were held as early as 1899 in a mill house on Main Street. The foundation for this school was laid in . . . Map (db m181930) HM
5North Carolina (Davie County), Cooleemee — M-54 — Hugh T. Lefler(1901-1981)
Preeminent historian of North Carolina, author, & editor. Professor at UNC, 1935-1972. His birth-place is one mile east.Map (db m181878) HM
6North Carolina (Davie County), Cooleemee — M-27 — John Stokes
First U. S. Judge for District of N. C., 1790, captain in Revolution, state legislator, member of convention of 1789. His plantation was nearby.Map (db m181935) HM
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7North Carolina (Davie County), Mocksville — Basil Gaither
BORN 1751, MARYLAND WIFE: Margaret Watkins Migrated to Rowan County (Now Davie) in 1781 CHILDREN: Ellen (Nellie) b. 1769; Walter b. 1772; Nicholas b. 1773; Basil, Jr. b. 1774; Gassaway b. 1780; Nathan b. 1788; Betsey b. 1790 CAPTAIN: . . . Map (db m181937) HM
8North Carolina (Davie County), Mocksville — Boone MemorialThis Memorial Erected To — Daniel Boone | Squire and Sarah Boone —
Daniel Boone Hunter, Explorer Backwoodsman, Soldir Surveyor Roadbuilder Legislator, Magistrate He lived and learned woodcraft in Davie County 1750-65 Squire and Sarah Boone Parents of Daniel Boone Pioneers of the Yadkin whose remains . . . Map (db m53211) HM
9North Carolina (Davie County), Mocksville — M-47 — Boone Tract
In 1753 Lord Granville granted 640 acres on Bear Creek to Squire Boone who sold it in 1759 to his son Daniel. This was a part of the original Boone tract.Map (db m53197) HM
10North Carolina (Davie County), Mocksville — Colonel Thomas W. Ferebee
Family Homesite Colonel Thomas W. Ferebee Bombardier, Enola Gay Dropped Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan August 6, 1945Map (db m55184) HM
11North Carolina (Davie County), Mocksville — Daniel Boone / Greene and Cornwalis
. . . Map (db m102511) HM
12North Carolina (Davie County), Mocksville — M-3 — Daniel Boone's Parents
Squire and Sarah Boone are buried here. Daniel Boone, 1734-1820, lived many years in this region.Map (db m53190) HM
13North Carolina (Davie County), Mocksville — Davie County in the Civil WarStoneman in Mocksville — Stoneman's Raid —
(Preface): On March 24, 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 6,000 cavalrymen from Tennessee into southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina to disrupt the Confederate supply line by destroying sections of the Virginia and Tennessee . . . Map (db m53207) HM
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14North Carolina (Davie County), Mocksville — Davie County War Memorial
front center Dedicated in Honor of All Davie County Veterans and to the Memory of Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice for Our Freedom front left Spanish American War (?) World War I (18) Vietnam (9) front . . . Map (db m55909) HM
15North Carolina (Davie County), Mocksville — H. Andrew LagleA Half-Century of Service
Employee and Town Supervisor Volunteer. Fireman and Fire Chief. His extensive knowledge, expertise, and resourcefulness - His dedication and compelling sense of duty ably served the citizens of Mocksville.Map (db m54052) HM
16North Carolina (Davie County), Mocksville — M-33 — Hinton R. Helper
Author of The Impending Crisis, a bitterly controversial book which denounced slavery; U.S. Consul at Buenos Aires, 1861-66. Born 150 yds. N.Map (db m53186) HM
17North Carolina (Davie County), Mocksville — In 1827
In 1827 Joannah Smith bequeathed $600 so her Church could have a pastor. The unparalleled generosity of dedicated Presbyterians Joannah and husband James Smith, enabled Joppa Presbyterian Church, then located at this site, to call the Rev. William . . . Map (db m181940) HM
18North Carolina (Davie County), Mocksville — The Boone Family in Davie County
On 04 October 1750, Squire Boone received a Land Warrant and Survey for a 640-acre tract "lying...upon Grant's Creek, alias Lickon (Licking) Creek" in present Davie County. He received a grant for this 640 acres on the present Elisha and Dutchman . . . Map (db m53219) HM
19North Carolina (Davie County), Mocksville — The British Army
The British Army led by General Cornwallis crossed Dutchman's Creek at this point Feb. 6, 1781Map (db m75950) HM
20North Carolina (Davie County), Reeds Crossroads — M-41 — Cooleemee
Fine example of "Anglo-Grecian Villa." Built on 4,000 acre plantation by Peter W. Hairston in 1855. House stands 1 mi. south.Map (db m55180) HM
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Dec. 8, 2022