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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Surry County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Surry 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 Surry County, NC (19) Alleghany County, NC (8) Forsyth County, NC (228) Stokes County, NC (19) Wilkes County, NC (24) Yadkin County, NC (14) Carroll County, VA (11) Grayson County, VA (25) Patrick County, VA (43)  SurryCounty(19) Surry County (19)  AlleghanyCounty(8) Alleghany County (8)  ForsythCounty(228) Forsyth County (228)  StokesCounty(19) Stokes County (19)  WilkesCounty(24) Wilkes County (24)  YadkinCounty(14) Yadkin County (14)  CarrollCountyVirginia(11) Carroll County (11)  GraysonCounty(25) Grayson County (25)  PatrickCounty(43) Patrick County (43)
Adjacent to Surry County, North Carolina
    Alleghany County (8)
    Forsyth County (228)
    Stokes County (19)
    Wilkes County (24)
    Yadkin County (14)
    Carroll County, Virginia (11)
    Grayson County, Virginia (25)
    Patrick County, Virginia (43)
 
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1North Carolina (Surry County), Beulah — Slave Cemetery
By the early 1800's, an extensive farming culture had developed along the Fisher River. Gideon Edwards had completed his house by 1799. Slaves were important to plantation life handling the labor associated with the household and cultivation of more . . . Map (db m162104) HM
2North Carolina (Surry County), Dobson — Confederate Soldiers of Surry County
In memory of the Confederate soldiers of Surry County 1861 --- 1865 [ Rear of Monument: ] 1861         1865 “Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do . . . Map (db m34117) HM
3North Carolina (Surry County), Dobson — M 9 — Stoneman’s Raid
On a raid through west- ern North Carolina Gen. Stoneman’s U.S. cavalry passed through Dobson, April 2, 1865.Map (db m34102) HM
4North Carolina (Surry County), Dobson — M 50 — Tabitha A. Holton1854 – 1886
First woman licensed to practice law in North Carolina, 1878. Lived thirty yards northwest.Map (db m34432) HM
5North Carolina (Surry County), Elkin — Elkin Manufacturing CompanyWelcoming the Raiders — 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 m56794) HM
6North Carolina (Surry County), Elkin — Surry County Muster Site
The grassy area in front of you is the easternmost point on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. Near this spot on September 27th, 1780, Patriot militiamen from Surry County under the command of Major Joseph Winston mustered to join . . . Map (db m56937) HM
7North Carolina (Surry County), Elkin — M-53 — Surry Muster Field
Patriot militia, led by Major Joseph Winston, gathered in this vicinity, Sept. 1780, marched to victory at Kings Mtn.Map (db m56787) HM
8North Carolina (Surry County), Elkin — The Kings Mountain Campaign of 1780
The Kings Mountain campaign is one of the turning points of the American Revolution. The British commander in the Southern Colonies, Lord Charles Cornwallis, anticipated strong Loyalist support in the Carolinas. Major Patrick Ferguson, an . . . Map (db m56940) HM
9North Carolina (Surry County), Lowgap — M-6 — Jesse Franklin
Governor 1820-21; state & U.S. Senator and representative; officer in Revolution. His home stood ¼ mile south.Map (db m65563) HM
10North Carolina (Surry County), Mt. Airy — 90 MM Gun Tank M47 Patton
The M47 was essentially an M46 fitted with the turret from the T42 tank prototype. The front hull had a sharper slope, however, and the rotoclone blower place between the drivers on the M46 was deleted. The turret had a long bustle which housed the . . . Map (db m54515) HM
11North Carolina (Surry County), Mt. Airy — M 7 — Eng and Chang Bunker1811-1874
Conjoined twins born in Siam. Toured widely in the U.S. before settling nearby to farm, 1839. Grave is 100 yards W.Map (db m53374) HM
12North Carolina (Surry County), Mt. Airy — M 8 — Stoneman’s Raid
On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman’s U.S. cavalry passed through Mount Airy, April 2-3, 1865.Map (db m54461) HM
13North Carolina (Surry County), Mt. Airy — The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show. A simpler time • a sweeter place • a lesson • a laugh • a father and a son.Map (db m54472) HM
14North Carolina (Surry County), Pilot Mountain — M-26 — Pilot Mountain
Landmark for Indians and pioneer settlers. Elevation 2,420 feet. State park since 1968. Stands 3 miles west.Map (db m52050) HM
15North Carolina (Surry County), Pine Ridge — M-51 — Hardin Taliaferro1811-1875
Humorist, minister, and editor. Wrote Fisher's River Scenes (1859), a collection of folk tales with local settings. He was born 2 miles N.W.Map (db m54708) HM
16North Carolina (Surry County), Pinnacle — Common High Flyers of Pilot Mountain
Look up, out, or down and you are likely to see some of these high flyers soaring around here at Pilot Mountain State Park. Can you identify any of them? Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) height 18-25 inches, wingspan 4 feet. A . . . Map (db m77592) HM
17North Carolina (Surry County), Pinnacle — Prescribed FireAt Pilot Mountain State Park
Fire! The very word conjures up images of huge flames rushing through forests destroying everything in their path, animals running to escape the heat and flames. Yet in nature, there’s much more to the story of fire. Fire has played an important . . . Map (db m77590) HM
18North Carolina (Surry County), Rockford — RockfordA Close Encounter — 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 m54626) HM
19North Carolina (Surry County), Siloam — Reeves HomeplaceA Close Encounter — 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 m54615) HM
 
May. 10, 2021