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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Stokes County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Stokes 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 Stokes County, NC (19) Forsyth County, NC (228) Guilford County, NC (195) Rockingham County, NC (30) Surry County, NC (19) Henry County, VA (8) Patrick County, VA (43)  StokesCounty(19) Stokes County (19)  ForsythCounty(228) Forsyth County (228)  GuilfordCounty(195) Guilford County (195)  RockinghamCounty(30) Rockingham County (30)  SurryCounty(19) Surry County (19)  HenryCountyVirginia(8) Henry County (8)  PatrickCounty(43) Patrick County (43)
Adjacent to Stokes County, North Carolina
    Forsyth County (228)
    Guilford County (195)
    Rockingham County (30)
    Surry County (19)
    Henry County, Virginia (8)
    Patrick County, Virginia (43)
 
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1North Carolina (Stokes County), Danbury — J 53 — Gabriel Moore
Governor of Alabama, 1829-1831. Served in U.S. House and Senate. Official of Mississippi and Alabama Territories. Born near here, 1785.Map (db m34435) HM
2North Carolina (Stokes County), Danbury — Moody TavernStoneman's Headquarters — Confederate Lifeline —
Early in April 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman’s cavalry moved from Tennessee into Virginia and then south through Danbury to destroy railroad track, warehouses, and supplies that supported Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Stoneman . . . Map (db m77678) HM
3North Carolina (Stokes County), Danbury — J 98 — Moratock Furnace
Smelting furnace built by Nathaniel Moody in 1843. It supplied iron to Confederacy, 1862 - 1865. Stands 3/10 mi. NE.Map (db m34121) HM
4North Carolina (Stokes County), Danbury — Moratock Iron FurnaceRural Ironworks — Confederate Lifeline —
During the Civil War, the Confederacy relied on small rural ironworks for the metals needed to manufacture cannons, swords, and firearms. The furnace here, owned by the Moratock Mining and Manufacturing Company, was typical of the charcoal blast . . . Map (db m34156) HM
5North Carolina (Stokes County), Danbury — Stack-Bickett Law Office
Erected in 1888, this building has served as the law office of attorney Amos M. Stack, who was elected Superior Court Judge in 1922, and his partner, attorney Thomas W. Bigkett, who was governor of North Carolina 1917 – 1921; for attorney John . . . Map (db m40506) HM
6North Carolina (Stokes County), Danbury — Stokes County Troops C.S.A
In honor of all who served 1861 – 1865 [ Rear of Monument: ] From Manassas to Gettysburg From Gettysburg to Appomattox Erected by Stokes Co. Historical Society and Capt. M.W. Norfleet Camp # 1249 Sons of Confederate Veterans May 26, . . . Map (db m34171) HM
7North Carolina (Stokes County), Danbury — Stokes County World War I Monument
In memory of Stokes County Soldiers lost in the World War     1917 1918 Erected by the Neal Boone Post 197, American Legion We keep the watch for you.Map (db m34175) HM
8North Carolina (Stokes County), Danbury — J 18 — Stoneman’s Raid
On a raid through west- ern North Carolina Gen. Stoneman’s U.S. cavalry passed through Danbury, April 9, 1865.Map (db m34105) HM
9North Carolina (Stokes County), Germanton — J-12 — Benjamin Forsyth
Officer in the War of 1812. Mortally wounded in Canada, 1814. Forsyth County named for him. Home stood a few feet north of this spot.Map (db m52534) HM
10North Carolina (Stokes County), King — Log Home Of Hohanna Jacob And Anna Catherine (Volck) Spaenhauer
Originally built in 1774 on a site off Brown Road in King, North Carolina. Johann Jacob & Anna Catherine raised six sons and seven daughters in this home. Today it stands as a lasting tribute to the courage and commitment of the early immigrants to . . . Map (db m161333) HM
11North Carolina (Stokes County), Pinnacle — J 68 — Bean Shoals Canal
Attempted ca. 1820-25 by Hiram Jennings for Yadkin Navigation Co. Hamilton Fulton was consultant. Never completed. Ruins located 5 miles S.W.Map (db m39653) HM
12North Carolina (Stokes County), Walnut Cove — Great Wagon Road
An Indian trading and warring path that became a frontier road between Pennsylvania and Georgia in the 18th century. The major road for settlers of the North Carolina back country passed near this place.Map (db m34361) HM
13North Carolina (Stokes County), Walnut Cove — Hanging Rock's High FlyersHanging Rock State Park
Look! Up in the air! It’s not Superman, but one of Hanging Rock’s high flyers. Chances are if you look carefully, you can spot a black bird flying high above. It could be a raven, a crow, or a vulture. American Crows (Corvus . . . Map (db m77672) HM
14North Carolina (Stokes County), Walnut Cove — J 39 — Joseph Winston
Major in Revolution, a commander at Kings Mountain, Congressman, state legislator. Town of Winston named for him. Home was 4 mi. W.Map (db m34362) HM
15North Carolina (Stokes County), Walnut Cove — J 76 — Lewis David von Schweinitz1780 - 1834
Moravian administrator. Botanist and pioneer in American mycology. Discovered falls 3 mi. SW.Map (db m34433) HM
16North Carolina (Stokes County), Walnut Cove — Mountains Away From The MountainsHanging Rock State Park
Hanging Rock State Park is located in the Sauratown Mountains, named for the Saura, a Native American tribe. Although the Blue Ridge Mountains are within sight of the Sauratown Mountains, they are two distinct and separate mountain ranges. Thus, the . . . Map (db m77668) HM
17North Carolina (Stokes County), Walnut Cove — Rock of AgesHanging Rock State Park
In the past, the lower ridge you see before you without rock outcrops was a continuation of Hanging Rock ridge, which lies to your left. This ridge was once capped with the same quartzite rock outcrops that form Hanging Rock itself. The ridge gives . . . Map (db m77676) HM
18North Carolina (Stokes County), Walnut Cove — Summertime and Life Goes OnHanging Rock State Park
After the frenzy of activity in the spring and before the rushed preparations for winter, the residents of Hanging Rock use the summer to eat and raise their young. The summer forest becomes a big food factory. Chlorophyll uses the sun’s energy from . . . Map (db m77667) HM
19North Carolina (Stokes County), Walnut Cove — J-43 — Upper Saura Town
A village of the Saura Indians, abandoned by that tribe in the early 18th century, was on Dan River, two mi. S.Map (db m52537) HM
 
May. 10, 2021