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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Warren County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Warren 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 Warren County, NC (30) Franklin County, NC (7) Halifax County, NC (77) Nash County, NC (25) Northampton County, NC (25) Vance County, NC (18) Brunswick County, VA (51) Mecklenburg County, VA (39)  WarrenCounty(30) Warren County (30)  FranklinCounty(7) Franklin County (7)  HalifaxCounty(77) Halifax County (77)  NashCounty(25) Nash County (25)  NorthamptonCounty(25) Northampton County (25)  VanceCounty(18) Vance County (18)  BrunswickCountyVirginia(51) Brunswick County (51)  MecklenburgCounty(39) Mecklenburg County (39)
Warrenton is the county seat for Warren County
Adjacent to Warren County, North Carolina
      Franklin County (7)  
      Halifax County (77)  
      Nash County (25)  
      Northampton County (25)  
      Vance County (18)  
      Brunswick County, Virginia (51)  
      Mecklenburg County, Virginia (39)  
 
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1North Carolina (Warren County), Buck Spring — Nathaniel Macon — 1758-1837
Nathaniel Macon, a nationally prominent senator and congressman from North Carolina, was born December 17,1758. He served in the United States Congress continuously for thirty-seven years, as representative from 1791 to 1815 and as senator from 1815 . . . Map (db m69556) HM
2North Carolina (Warren County), Macon — E-37 — William Miller
Governor, 1814-1817; state legislator and attorney general; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Central America. Lived three miles north.Map (db m69557) HM
3North Carolina (Warren County), Manson — E-58 — James Turner
Governor, 1802-1805, United States Senator and state legislator. "Bloomsbury," his home, stood 2 miles north.Map (db m69955) HM
4North Carolina (Warren County), Norlina — Admiral Kirk Donald — United States Navy — Director, Naval Propulsion Program —
A native of Norlina, North Carolina and son of Howard A. Donald and Doris Donald. Kirk Donald joined the United States Navy on June 30, 1971 as a midshipman of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated in 1975 . . . Map (db m69953) HM
5North Carolina (Warren County), Norlina — E-30 — Trading Path
Colonial trading route, dating from 17th Century, from Petersburg, Virginia, to Catawba and Waxhaw Indians in Carolina passed nearby.Map (db m69939) HM
6North Carolina (Warren County), Norlina — E-100 — Weldon Edwards — 1788-1873
President, N.C. Secession Convention, 1861-1862; Congressman, 1816-1827; legislator. His grave is three miles north.Map (db m69954) HM
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7North Carolina (Warren County), Vaughan — E-2 — Nathaniel Macon
Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senator. Lived 1758-1837. Home 4 miles northwest.Map (db m69555) HM
8North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-63 — "Bridle Creek"
The birthplace of two Confederate major generals: Matt W. and Robert Ransom, brothers. House stood Ό mile W.Map (db m180556) HM
9North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-5 — Annie Carter Lee — 1839 - 1862
Daughter of Robert E. Lee & Mary Custis Lee. Was buried ½ mile W. General Lee visited her grave in 1870.Map (db m180565) HM
10North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-44 — Benjamin Hawkins
Member Continental Congress, United States Senator, 1789-1795, U.S. Indian Agent to the Creek Nation, 1796-1816. Home was 5½ mi. S.W.Map (db m69945) HM
11North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-38 — Bragg Home
Boyhood home of Bragg brothers, Thomas, governor, 1855-9; Braxton, Confederate general, and John, U.S. Congressman. One block east.Map (db m69941) HM
12North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-19 — Bute County
Formed 1764. Named for the Earl of Bute. Divided, 1779, into Warren and Franklin Counties. Courthouse nearby.Map (db m180561) HM
13North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — Confederate Monument
. . . Map (db m180547) WM
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14North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — Courthouse — 1906
Earlier courthouses on this site: ca. 1786 & mid 1850sMap (db m180548) HM
15North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Ca. 1850s on site of earlier church Jacob Holt builder Remodeled ca. 1927 by Wm L. Bottomley Map (db m180554) HM
16North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-14 — Horace Greeley — 1811-1872
Journalist & politician was married in Emmanuel Church on July 5, 1836, to Mary Youngs Cheney.Map (db m69558) HM
17North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — Jacob Holt House — ca. 1855
Constructed by the noted builder, Jacob Holt, as his own homeMap (db m180553) HM
18North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-86 — Jacob W. Holt — 1811-1880
A chief architect-builder in town's 1845-61 boom era; worked in Greek Revival & Italianate styles. Home stands 1 block east.Map (db m69943) HM
19North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-17 — Jethro Sumner — 1733 - 1786
Brigadier general in the Revolution. Commanded N.C. forces from 1781. A planter, he operated a tavern near here.Map (db m180564) HM
20North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-101 — John A. Hyman — 1840-1891
First black to represent N.C. in U.S. Congress, 1875-1877; state senator, 1868-1874. Home is one block west.Map (db m69942) HM
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21North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-102 — John H. Kerr — 1873-1958
Congressman, 1923-1952; jurist. Sponsored bills to create tobacco price supports and Kerr Lake. He lived 2 blocks east.Map (db m69560) HM
22North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-93 — John Hall — 1767-1833
One of three original justices of the N.C. Supreme Court, 1819-1832. Grave 1 block S.Map (db m68670) HM
23North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — John Watson House
ca. 1815 Federal rear portion ca. 1855 Italianate front Map (db m180555) HM
24North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-60 — John White
N.C. commissioner to buy ships and supplies in England during the Civil War. Gen. R.E. Lee visited in his home, 1870, standing 1 block E.Map (db m69946) HM
25North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — New Deal Art in Warrenton — 1938
"My mural for the Warrenton, North Carolina, Post Office is simply a decorative landscape composed of animals in a pasture typical of the locale, and arranged in a design suitable to the architecture." — Alice Dinneen
. . . Map (db m180542) HM
26North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-121 — PCB Protests
Toxic waste illegally dumped along N.C. roads was moved to landfill 2 mi. E., 1982. Protests sparked environmental justice movement in U.S.Map (db m180559) HM
27North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-21 — Shocco Springs
Famous health resort, social and recreational center, in nineteenth century. 4½ miles southeast.Map (db m180557) HM
28North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — Waddill Brick Store
Waddill Brick Store has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1882Map (db m180545) HM
29North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-36 — Warrenton Male Academy
Stood here. Chartered 1787, named Warrenton High School, 1898. Since 1923 a public school.Map (db m69940) HM
30North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — World Wars I and II Memorial
In memory of the men of Warren County who gave their lives for the cause of freedom World War I April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1919 Adams, Robert T. • Adcock, David C. • Coleman, Albert L. • Davis, . . . Map (db m180552) WM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022