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Historical Markers in Anson County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Anson 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 Anson County, NC (13) Montgomery County, NC (16) Richmond County, NC (22) Stanly County, NC (6) Union County, NC (25) Chesterfield County, SC (19) Marlboro County, SC (39)  AnsonCounty(13) Anson County (13)  MontgomeryCounty(16) Montgomery County (16)  RichmondCounty(22) Richmond County (22)  StanlyCounty(6) Stanly County (6)  UnionCounty(25) Union County (25)  ChesterfieldCountySouth Carolina(19) Chesterfield County (19)  MarlboroCounty(39) Marlboro County (39)
Wadesboro is the county seat for Anson County
Adjacent to Anson County, North Carolina
      Montgomery County (16)  
      Richmond County (22)  
      Stanly County (6)  
      Union County (25)  
      Chesterfield County, South Carolina (19)  
      Marlboro County, South Carolina (39)  
 
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1North Carolina, Anson County, Ansonville — K-29 — Carolina Female College, 1850-67
On Main Street (U.S. 52) just south of Smith Street, on the right when traveling south.
Established by local planters, later operated by Methodist Church. Building was 150 yds. W.Map (db m175738) HM
2North Carolina, Anson County, Ansonville — K-57 — Ralf Freeman
On Main Street (U.S. 52) at Cemetery Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
Free black served as a Baptist pastor at Rocky River Church until law in 1831 barred blacks from public preaching. Buried 500 yards west.Map (db m77358) HM
3North Carolina, Anson County, Lilesville — K-17 — Samuel Spencer
On Andrew Jackson Highway (U.S. 74) at Clark Mountain Road (County Route 1744), on the right when traveling west on Andrew Jackson Highway.
Jurist & Antifederalist leader. Member of court which in 1787 issued the first reported precedent for judicial review. His home stood 3 miles N.E.Map (db m77357) HM
4North Carolina, Anson County, McFarlan — K-22 — North Carolina / South Carolina
On U.S. 52, 0.2 miles south of Old Sneedsboro Road (North Carolina Highway 1829), on the right when traveling south.

North Carolina. Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c. 1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776

South Carolina. Formed in 1712 from part of Carolina, which was . . . Map (db m42303) HM
5North Carolina, Anson County, Morven — K-6 — John J. McRae1815-1868
On State Highway 52 at Old Sneedsboro Road (State Highway 1829), on the right when traveling south on State Highway 52.
Governor of Mississippi, 1854-1857. Member, U.S. Senate and House; Confederate congressman. Born 5 miles southeast.Map (db m42319) HM
6North Carolina, Anson County, Morven — K-7 — Sneedsborough
On U.S. 52 at Old Sneedsboro Road (North Carolina Highway 1829), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 52.
Laid out 1795. Promoted as inland port town on Pee Dee River by Archibald D. Murphey. Only graveyard remains, five miles southeast.Map (db m42309) HM
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7North Carolina, Anson County, Polkton — KK-1 — Brown Creek Soil Conservation DistrictFirst in America
On Andrew Jackson Highway (U.S. 74) 0.4 miles west of Boylin Road (North Carolina Highway 1420), on the right when traveling west.
Here was established the first district in America for a systematic program of land erosion control. Known as the Brown Creek District because it embraced the area of the Brown Creek Watershed, it heralded the beginning of a national program of soil . . . Map (db m42349) HM
8North Carolina, Anson County, Polkton — K-11 — Leonidas L. Polk1837-1892
On Andrew Jackson Highway (U.S. 74) at Horne-town Road (North Carolina Highway 1259), on the right when traveling east on Andrew Jackson Highway.
President of National Farmers' Alliance, 1889-1892; began Progressive Farmer, 1886; a founder of NCSU and Meredith College. Was born here.Map (db m42356) HM
9North Carolina, Anson County, Wadesboro — Anson County Training School
On Route 74 at South Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Route 74.
Anson County Training School 1920-1960 A facility for education of children of color. Woodlawn School 1960-1961 J.R. Faison School 1961-1985Map (db m94987) HM
10North Carolina, Anson County, Wadesboro — K-41 — Boggan-Hammond House
On East Caswell Street (U.S. 74) at Greenwood Lane, on the right when traveling east on East Caswell Street.
Eighteenth-century house built by Patrick Boggan, Revolutionary soldier & a founder of Wadesboro. Now historical museum. Located 2 blocks south.Map (db m42321) HM
11North Carolina, Anson County, Wadesboro — K-55 — Hugh Hammond Bennett1881-1960
On Andrew Jackson Highway (U.S. 74) at Anson High School Road (North Carolina Highway 1259), on the right when traveling east on Andrew Jackson Highway.
“Father of soil conservation.” First chief of the Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1935-1952. Born 4 miles southwest.Map (db m42344) HM
12North Carolina, Anson County, Wadesboro — K-14 — Sherman's March
On Morven Road (U.S. 52) south of Harlem Heights Road (County Highway 1816), on the right when traveling north.
Kilpatrick's cavalry, a part of Sherman's army marching from Savannah to Goldsboro, passed through Wadesboro, March 3-5, 1865.Map (db m106579) HM
13North Carolina, Anson County, Wadesboro — K-40 — Thomas Samuel Ashe
On East Caswell Street (U.S. 74) at North Park Drive, on the right when traveling west on East Caswell Street.
Associate Justice, State Supreme Court, 1878-1887; Member of Congress, 1873-1877; Member of Confederate Congress; legislator. Home is one mile west.Map (db m42320) HM
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Feb. 7, 2023