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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Iredell County, North Carolina

Clickable Map of Iredell County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Iredell County, NC (26) Alexander County, NC (10) Cabarrus County, NC (46) Catawba County, NC (42) Davie County, NC (20) Lincoln County, NC (37) Mecklenburg County, NC (143) Rowan County, NC (71) Wilkes County, NC (59) Yadkin County, NC (14)  IredellCounty(26) Iredell County (26)  AlexanderCounty(10) Alexander County (10)  CabarrusCounty(46) Cabarrus County (46)  CatawbaCounty(42) Catawba County (42)  DavieCounty(20) Davie County (20)  LincolnCounty(37) Lincoln County (37)  MecklenburgCounty(143) Mecklenburg County (143)  RowanCounty(71) Rowan County (71)  WilkesCounty(59) Wilkes County (59)  YadkinCounty(14) Yadkin County (14)
Statesville is the county seat for Iredell County
Adjacent to Iredell County, North Carolina
      Alexander County (10)  
      Cabarrus County (46)  
      Catawba County (42)  
      Davie County (20)  
      Lincoln County (37)  
      Mecklenburg County (143)  
      Rowan County (71)  
      Wilkes County (59)  
      Yadkin County (14)  
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1North Carolina, Iredell County, Harmony — Harmony Hill Camp Meeting1846
A two-week camp meeting was organized here as early as 1846 by North Iredell Protestants. It continues today on the second Sunday in October as a one-day event. Harmony School is built on the original site.Map (db m55345) HM
2North Carolina, Iredell County, Sharpesburg — M-23 — Clio's Nursery
A school established about 1778 by the Rev. James Hall. Trained many prominent men. Closed about 1787. Was a few hundred yards E.Map (db m51207) HM
3North Carolina, Iredell County, Sharpesburg — M-45 — William Sharpe1742 - 1818
Member of Continental & provincial congresses: was first legislator to advocate U.N.C., 1784. Grave is 2 miles east.Map (db m51081) HM
4North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — M-36 — Agricultural Extension Service
First N.C. cotton & corn demonstration supervised by a county agent held here on farm of J. F. Eagle, 1907-1908.Map (db m65432) HM
5North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — Anglo-Cherokee War (1759 - 1761)
At the beginning of the French and Indian War, the Cherokee and their British neighbors were close allies. That changed due to the tragic events which transpired in 1758. Several hundred Cherokee warriors participated in the 1758 Forbes . . . Map (db m198689) HM
6North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — M-17 — Ebenezer Academy
Chartered in 1822. An academy to 1856; public school until 1903. This is the original building.Map (db m51147) HM
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7North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — M-1 — Fort Dobbs
Built in 1756 by colony. Was garrisoned by North Carolina Provincials during French & Indian War, until 1762. Site 1 mi. N.Map (db m85401) HM
8North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — M 46 — Fourth Creek Meeting House
Presbyterian. Established ca. 1750; on this site by 1756. The Rev. James Hall first regular minister.Map (db m51804) HM
9North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — Hugh Waddellc. 1734-April 9, 1773
Directed construction of Fort Dobbs in 1756 while in command of Provincial forces. Irish born, Waddell was in North Carolina by 1754. During French & Indian War, he led troops to Pennsylvania in 1758 and repulsed Cherokee attack on Fort Dobbs in . . . Map (db m51008) HM
10North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — Iredell County Confederate Memorial
(Front): To the Soldiers of Iredell County 1861-1865. Our Confederate Dead. (Back): From Bethel to Appomattox, their courage, patience, fortitude endurance and unselfish devotion to country are unparalleled in history. . . . Map (db m51135) HM
11North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — Iredell County Korea & Vietnam War Memorial
In Perpetual Honor of Our Veterans of Iredell County Who Honorably Served in the Armed Forces During The Korean and Vietnam Wars Killed in Action Korea Betty Jean Allison Donald H. Barker Bernard Eugene Bumgarner J.W. . . . Map (db m57386) WM
12North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — Iredell County World War I Memorial
In Memory of the Men of Iredell County Who Gave Their Lives in the World War Clarence Alvin Arthurs James Garland Ayers Donnie Bicle Bess Samuel Burette Blackwelder Clint Brown Demps Brown Willie Cash William I. Castles . . . Map (db m57387) HM
13North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — Iredell County World War II Memorial
To Honor and Remember Those of Iredell County Who Gave Their Lives in World War II Jay Edgar Alley William F. Anthony, Jr. Thomas B. Arthur Herbert Richard Baker Herman Bostian Ballard Charles Stephen Beck William M. Beckham . . . Map (db m57388) HM
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14North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — M 19 — J. P. Caldwell
Editor of Statesville "Landmark" (1890-92), Charlotte "Observer" (1892-1909). His home was two blocks north.Map (db m51409) HM
15North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — M-24 — James Hall
Presbyterian minister, Revolutionary soldier and chaplain, educator, pioneer missionary in the Natchez country. Grave is 50 yards north.Map (db m98682) HM
16North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — M18 — Mitchell College Reported missing
Founded 1856 as a college for women. Presbyterian until 1959. Granted state community college status in 1973. Is two blocks N.Map (db m51005) HM
17North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — M-40 — N.C. Association for the Blind
Established in 1934 by Lions Clubs in N.C. First meeting was held here in Vance Hotel.Map (db m51134) HM
18North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — Old Fourth Creek Burying Ground1756-1888
Dedicated by the Presbyterian church to the memory of the pioneers and to the soldiers of the Indian wars, the Revolution and the Confederacy who lie buried here. Built by the pioneers, this wall was reconstructed by the national government and . . . Map (db m51803) HM
19North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — Preserving the Past
When the blockhouse ceased to exist, the site of Fort Dobbs was transformed into farmland. Soil from a century of plowing gradually filled in the fort's outer ditch and most of its cellar. However, knowledge and of interest in the old fort . . . Map (db m198642) HM
20North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — Site of Fort Dobbs
Site of Fort Dobbs 1755. erected by Fort Dobbs Chapter D.A.R. 1910.Map (db m51009) HM
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21North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — Site of Fort Dobbs
When war erupted between the colonial possessions of England and France in 1754, North Carolina was in a poor state of defense. Gov. Arthur Dobbs sent to London for one thousand muskets to arm local militia companies and full-time provincial . . . Map (db m198637) HM
22North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — Statesville in the Civil WarThe Raiders Soon Departed — 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 m57089) HM
23North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — M-11 — Stoneman's Raid
On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman's U.S. Cavalry occupied Statesville, April 13, 1865.Map (db m51073) HM
24North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — They found the fire very hot … February 27, 1760
While Fort Dobbs was constructed to ward off attacks by French-allied natives, it was only attacked once in its history: during the Anglo-Cherokee War. On the night of February 27, 1760, a party of Cherokee arrived at the fort. For several . . . Map (db m198657) HM
25North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — United Spanish American War Veterans Memorial
In Memory of United Spanish American War Veterans 1898 - 1902 Erected By John M. Allison Camp No. 16 and Auxillary Camp No. 13 Phillipine Islands Cuba Puerto Rico U.S.A.Map (db m57110) HM
26North Carolina, Iredell County, Statesville — M-25 — Vance House
Now historical museum, was temporary home of Gov. Zebulon B. Vance after Sherman's capture of Raleigh. April 1865. Is 350 yards southwest.Map (db m51408) HM
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Apr. 1, 2023