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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sampson County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Sampson 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 Sampson County, NC (8) Bladen County, NC (10) Cumberland County, NC (113) Duplin County, NC (9) Harnett County, NC (30) Johnston County, NC (79) Pender County, NC (18) Wayne County, NC (32)  SampsonCounty(8) Sampson County (8)  BladenCounty(10) Bladen County (10)  CumberlandCounty(113) Cumberland County (113)  DuplinCounty(9) Duplin County (9)  HarnettCounty(30) Harnett County (30)  JohnstonCounty(79) Johnston County (79)  PenderCounty(18) Pender County (18)  WayneCounty(32) Wayne County (32)
Clinton is the county seat for Sampson County
Adjacent to Sampson County, North Carolina
      Bladen County (10)  
      Cumberland County (113)  
      Duplin County (9)  
      Harnett County (30)  
      Johnston County (79)  
      Pender County (18)  
      Wayne County (32)  
 
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1North Carolina (Sampson County), Clinton — I-6 — Gabriel Holmes1769-1829
Governor, 1821-1824; Congressman. His son, Theophilus H. Holmes, a Confederate General. Home stood 2 mi. SE.Map (db m79851) HM
2North Carolina (Sampson County), Clinton — I-35 — Richard Clinton
Lieut. colonel militia, member Provincial Congress, 1775, legislature, conventions 1788, 1789. This town named for him. Home was nearby.Map (db m114364) HM
3North Carolina (Sampson County), Clinton — Sampson County Confederate Monument
(front side)In Honor of The Confederate Soldiers of Sampson County Who bore the flag of a nation's trust and fell in a course though lost, still just, and died for me and you 1861-1865(back side)Ashford – Sillers Chapter U. D. C. . . . Map (db m130955) WM
4North Carolina (Sampson County), Clinton — The First Sampson County Man Killed in World War II
In Memory of Robert A. Fields, E.M. 3C, U.S. Navy, who died Dec. 7, 1941, the first Sampson County man killed in World War II, and all others that gave their lives for Sampson County North Carolina. Erected by American Legion post #22 . . . Map (db m130957) HM WM
5North Carolina (Sampson County), Clinton — Town of ClintonEstablished 1784
In 1784 Richard Clinton deeded five acres to commissioners for use for the public buildings of the new county of Sampson. The community that flourished in this vicinity came to be known as Sampson Courthouse. The N.C. General Assembly in 1818 . . . Map (db m114363) HM
6North Carolina (Sampson County), Dunn — Draughon Cross Roads
Named for George and Hardy Draughon, brothers who came from Edgecombe County about 1795, and purchased land joining both roads. George lived near this spot. Later he moved to 9/10 mile beyond Beamon’s Cross Roads, Hwy. No. 421, died and was buried . . . Map (db m209546) HM
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7North Carolina (Sampson County), Newton Grove — I-5 — William Rufus King
Congressman from N.C., 1811-16; Senator from Alabama for 29 years. Vice-President of the United States, 1853. Born six miles east.Map (db m79994) HM
8North Carolina (Sampson County), Turkey — I-40 — Thomas O. Moore1804-1876
Governor of Louisiana, 1860-1864; a leader of the secession movement. His birthplace stood 4½ miles northwest.Map (db m114365) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022