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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Union County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Union 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 Union County, NC (25) Anson County, NC (13) Cabarrus County, NC (46) Mecklenburg County, NC (143) Stanly County, NC (6) Chesterfield County, SC (19) Lancaster County, SC (56)  UnionCounty(25) Union County (25)  AnsonCounty(13) Anson County (13)  CabarrusCounty(46) Cabarrus County (46)  MecklenburgCounty(143) Mecklenburg County (143)  StanlyCounty(6) Stanly County (6)  ChesterfieldCountySouth Carolina(19) Chesterfield County (19)  LancasterCounty(56) Lancaster County (56)
Monroe is the county seat for Union County
Adjacent to Union County, North Carolina
      Anson County (13)  
      Cabarrus County (46)  
      Mecklenburg County (143)  
      Stanly County (6)  
      Chesterfield County, South Carolina (19)  
      Lancaster County, South Carolina (56)  
 
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1North Carolina, Union County, Marshville — L-88 — A. R. Newsome1894 - 1951
On North Elm Street (State Highway 205) 0.1 miles Shady Lane (State Highway 1246), on the right when traveling south.
Educator, author, editor; Sec'y of N.C. Historical Commission, 1926-35. Birthplace 1 block east.Map (db m42555) HM
2North Carolina, Union County, Monroe — L-67 — Camp Sutton
On East Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. 74/601) at Dove Street, on the right when traveling south on East Roosevelt Boulevard.
World War II army camp, trained 13,000 engineers. Named for R.C.A.F. pilot Frank Sutton of Monroe killed December 7, 1941. Camp was here.Map (db m175735) HM
3North Carolina, Union County, Monroe — L-54 — David F. Houston
On West Jefferson Street at North Stewart Street, on the right when traveling west on West Jefferson Street.
Secretary of Agriculture and later of the Treasury under Wilson. College president and author. His birthplace stood 60 yards north.Map (db m42546) HM
4North Carolina, Union County, Monroe — L-32 — Ferdinand Foch
On North Hayne Street (State Highway 207) at West Jefferson Street (State Highway 200), on the right when traveling east on North Hayne Street.
Commander-in-chief of Allied armies, 1918, made a speech at the Union County Courthouse, on December 9, 1921.Map (db m42541) HM
5North Carolina, Union County, Monroe — L-90 — John J. Parker1865 - 1958
On South Charlotte Avenue at Lancaster Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Charlotte Avenue.
Chief judge, U.S. Fourth Circuit, 1931-58; alternate member, Nuremberg tribunal 1945-46. He was born one block SE.Map (db m175730) HM
6North Carolina, Union County, Monroe — L-100 — Lt. Samuel I. Parker1891 - 1975
On Lancaster Avenue at South Charlotte Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Lancaster Avenue.
One of two North Carolinians awarded Medal of Honor for valor in World War I (France, 1918). Born 1 blk. SE.Map (db m175729) HM
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7North Carolina, Union County, Monroe — L-68 — Pleasant Grove Camp Ground
On Waxhaw Highway (State Highway 57) at Potter Road (County Road 1111), on the right when traveling east on Waxhaw Highway.
Methodist. Established 1830 and still in use. Noted for unusual "arbor" and "tents." 1¼ mile northwest.Map (db m175727) HM
8North Carolina, Union County, Monroe — Rudge-Welsh House
On West Franklin Street just west of North Crawford Street, on the left when traveling west.
Rudge-Welsh House ca 1880 listed in National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m175728) HM
9North Carolina, Union County, Monroe — L-57 — T. Walter Bickett
On East Jefferson Street at North Beasley Street, on the right when traveling west on East Jefferson Street.
Governor, 1917-21, first in state nominated by a Democratic primary. N.C. Attorney General, state legislator. Birthplace was 50 ft. north.Map (db m42550) HM
10North Carolina, Union County, Monroe — L-6 — Wm. Henry Belk1862-1952
On North Charlotte Avenue (State Highway 200) at West Franklin Street (State Highway 75), on the right when traveling south on North Charlotte Avenue.
Merchant, philanthropist, and Presbyterian layman. Opened first store, May 29, 1888, two blocks east.Map (db m42514) HM
11North Carolina, Union County, Monroe — World War II Memorial
On Hospital Drive just north of East Franklin Street (County Road 2100), on the right when traveling south.
Dedicated to the memory of our sons who fought and died in World War IIMap (db m175736) WM
12North Carolina, Union County, Waxhaw — "Remembrance" by Rubino
On East North Main Street (County Road 1301) just east of North Broome Street (State Highway 16), on the right when traveling east.
"This sculpture is a symbol of freedom, service and sacrifice." It pays tribute to our Veterans who served, are presently serving and will serve in the future and honors those MIA and POW and Fallen Heroes. Dedicated on Veterans Day 2015.Map (db m175722) WM
13North Carolina, Union County, Waxhaw — 100 East South Main Street
On East South Main Street (State Highway 75) at South Broome Street, on the right when traveling east on East South Main Street.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m175715) HM
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14North Carolina, Union County, Waxhaw — 101 West South Main Street
On West South Main Street (State Highway 75) just west of South Broome Street, on the right when traveling east.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m175713) HM
15North Carolina, Union County, Waxhaw — 106 East South Main Street
On East South Main Street (State Highway 75) just east of South Broome Street, on the right when traveling east.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m175714) HM
16North Carolina, Union County, Waxhaw — 107 West South Main Street
On West South Main Street (State Highway 75) just east of South Church Street, on the right when traveling east.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m175711) HM
17North Carolina, Union County, Waxhaw — 108 East South Main Street
On East South Main Street (State Highway 75) just east of South Broome Street, on the right when traveling east.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m175726) HM
18North Carolina, Union County, Waxhaw — 112 East South Main Street
On East South Main Street (State Highway 75) just east of South Broome Street, on the right when traveling east.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m175725) HM
19North Carolina, Union County, Waxhaw — L-11 — Andrew Jackson
On West South Main Street (Highway 75) at Rehoboth Road, on the right when traveling east on West South Main Street.
Seventh president of the United States, was born a few miles southwest of this spot, March 15, 1767.Map (db m175709) HM
20North Carolina, Union County, Waxhaw — Andrew Jackson Birthplace
Near Andrew Jackson Road (County Route 1105) 0.3 miles east of Old Church Road, on the left when traveling east.
Here was born March 15, 1767, Andrew Jackson Seventh president of the United StatesMap (db m80565) HM
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21North Carolina, Union County, Waxhaw — Belk StoreCirca 1894
On East South Main Street (State Highway 75) at South Providence Street, on the right when traveling east on East South Main Street.
Home of R.J. Belk Company 1894-1938. PResented in 1970 to the Waxhaw Woman's Club by the families of William Henry Belk and Dr. John M. Belk. Restored 1973-1974 by the Waxhaw Woman's Club. Jack O. Boyte, Restoration Architect. Boyce M. Brown, . . . Map (db m175723) HM
22North Carolina, Union County, Waxhaw — L-35 — Trading Path
On East South Main Street (State Highway 75) at North Broome Street (State Highway 16), on the right when traveling west on East South Main Street.
Colonial trading route, dating from the seventeenth century, from Petersburg, Virginia, to the Waxhaw Indians in Carolina, passed nearby.Map (db m175717) HM
23North Carolina, Union County, Waxhaw — Waxhaw Military Wall of HonorDedicated November 13, 2004 — In God We Trust —
On East North Main Street (County Road 1301) just east of North Broome Street (State Highway 16), on the right when traveling east.
Honoring the men and women who have defended the freedoms we enjoy, this wall represents centuries of military service during times of conflict and peace. We, the citizens of the Waxhaw area, humbly say "Thank you."Map (db m175718) WM
24North Carolina, Union County, Waxhaw — Wilson's Store ClashBlocking Sherman's Feint — Carolinas Campaign —
On Brady Road near Bigham Road, on the left when traveling west.
(preface): he Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the “March to the Sea.” Sherman’s objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in . . . Map (db m44648) HM
25North Carolina, Union County, Wingate — L-58 — Wingate University
On Monroe Street (U.S. 74) at North Camden Road, on the right when traveling west on Monroe Street.
Baptist. Est. as Wingate School in 1896; a junior college, 1923; became a senior college in 1977. University since 1995. Campus one block north.Map (db m175737) HM
 
 
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Jan. 28, 2023