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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bladen County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Bladen 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 Bladen County, NC (13) Columbus County, NC (4) Cumberland County, NC (113) Pender County, NC (18) Robeson County, NC (17) Sampson County, NC (8)  BladenCounty(13) Bladen County (13)  ColumbusCounty(4) Columbus County (4)  CumberlandCounty(113) Cumberland County (113)  PenderCounty(18) Pender County (18)  RobesonCounty(17) Robeson County (17)  SampsonCounty(8) Sampson County (8)
Elizabethtown is the county seat for Bladen County
Adjacent to Bladen County, North Carolina
      Columbus County (4)  
      Cumberland County (113)  
      Pender County (18)  
      Robeson County (17)  
      Sampson County (8)  
 
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1North Carolina, Bladen County, Clarkton — Old Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church2 Miles North East
On North College Street (Business U.S. 701) at Mercer Mill - Brown Marsh Road, in the median on North College Street.
Organized prior to 1756. Present building constructed 1818—the third on site. First two buildings of logs. Was also used for secular education until 1848. Among early ministers: H. McAden, Jas. Hall, S. Stanford, C. Lindsay.Map (db m60483) HM
2North Carolina, Bladen County, Clarkton — Old Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church
On Mercer Mill - Brown Marsh Road just south of Lisbon Road, on the right when traveling north.
Organized prior to 1756 by Scottish settlers. Present building constructed 1818. Third building on site. First two building of logs. Was also used for secular education until 1848. Some early ministers: H. McAden — Jas. Hall — S. . . . Map (db m60485) HM
3North Carolina, Bladen County, Clarkton — Whistler’s Mother1804–1881
On North College Street (Business U.S. 701) at Burney Ford Road, on the left when traveling south on North College Street.
Anna Mathilda McNeill Whistler, mother of the noted painter, James Abbot McNeill Whistler, lived in a house which stood 1300 yards east of this spot.Map (db m60280) HM
4North Carolina, Bladen County, Council — I-66 — The Bartrams
On North Carolina Route 87 at Braddy Plantation Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 87.
Naturalists John and William Bartram, in 1765 and later used their kinsman's house, Ashwood, as operating base, Stood 2 mi. E.Map (db m211810) HM
5North Carolina, Bladen County, Elizabethtown — I-11 — Battle of Elizabethtown
On West Broad Street (State Highway 87) west of Poplar Street (U.S. 701), on the right when traveling west.
Whigs broke Tory power in Bladen County, August, 1781, driving them into Tory Hole, 50 yards north.Map (db m27536) HM
6North Carolina, Bladen County, Elizabethtown — I-7 — John Owen1787-1841
On Owen Hill Road at North Carolina Route 41/87, on the left when traveling north on Owen Hill Road.
Governor. 1828-1830: state legislator: and Whig Party leader. His home stood 4 miles NW.Map (db m211812) HM
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7North Carolina, Bladen County, Elizabethtown — Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church and Cemetery
On State Highway 87 at Lisbon Road, on the left when traveling north on State Highway 87.
Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church and Cemetery circa 1845 have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m94725) HM
8North Carolina, Bladen County, Elizabethtown — Oakland
On Elwell Ferry Road (County Route 1730) at North Carolina Highway 87, on the right when traveling east on Elwell Ferry Road.
One and one-half miles northeast stands Oakland, the home of General Thomas Brown, an officer of the Revolution, 1747-1814. Staunch patriot, statesman, planter.Map (db m94723) HM
9North Carolina, Bladen County, Ivanhoe — Memorial for Four World War II Aviators
On State Highway 210 at Old Whitehall Road, on the left when traveling north on State Highway 210.
In Memory of Lt. Richard G. Shipley Age 23, Fresno. Cal. Lt. Howard R. Johnson, Jr Age 23, Sheffield. Tex. Sgt. Robert M. Anderson Age 23 San Ysidro, Cal. Sgt. Roger H. Knowlton Age 22. Rochester, N.Y. Troop Carrier Command of . . . Map (db m94360) HM WM
10North Carolina, Bladen County, Kelly — I-84 — Elwell Ferry
On North Carolina Route 53 at Elwell Ferry Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 53.
Service across Cape Fear River since 1905. Among the last of inland river ferries once common in eastern N. C. One mi. SW.Map (db m211811) HM
11North Carolina, Bladen County, Tar Heel — I-37 — Thomas Robeson
On State Highway 87 just east of State Highway 131, on the right when traveling west.
Colonel in Revolution, member of provincial congresses and state senator. Robeson County is named for him. His home stood ½ mile N.E.Map (db m18070) HM
12North Carolina, Bladen County, White Lake — I-76 — Future Farmers of America
On State Highway 53, 1.2 miles south of U.S. 701, on the left when traveling south.
Began in N.C. as Young Tar Heel Farmers, 1928, to promote vocational agriculture in schools. Camp here since 1928.Map (db m79996) HM
13North Carolina, Bladen County, White Lake — I-78 — White Lake CCC Camp
On U.S. 701 just north of North Carolina Highway 41, on the right when traveling south.
An installation of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Initiated modern park improvements. Established here 1835; closed 1942.Map (db m211808) HM
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Jan. 29, 2023