Named for Rev. James O'Kelly, this chapel was erected on land
acquired in 1803 by a congregation which he had organized in 1794. It
is recognized as the first congregation of the “Christian Churches.”
O'Kelly's Essay on Negro Slavery, . . . — — Map (db m232695) HM
Built 1846 on Hillsboro Street near Salsbury Street, moved to this location and renovated in 1969 by the Chatham County Historical Association, Inc.
Gift of Henry and Laura Blair — — Map (db m117249) HM
Lynching in America Thousands of Black people were victims of lynching in the United States between 1865 and 1950. After the Civil War, violent resistance to equal rights for Black people and an ideology of white supremacy led to fatal . . . — — Map (db m233991) HM
Our Confederate Heroes C.S.A
We care not whence they came.
Dear in their lifeless clay,
Whether unknown or known to fame,
Their cause and country still the same,
They died and wore the gray.
This Monument is . . . — — Map (db m117052) WM
Opened Spring, 1908. Built and lived in by
owner Franklin Minter Hadley. Managers:
Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Thaxton of Greensboro.
Featured Siler City's first “water works” or
piped-in running water. Thirty guest rooms
originally lighted by acetylene . . . — — Map (db m233997) HM
Place first known as Matthews Crossroads, a rural post office named Energy opened here in 1880. The coming of the railroad in 1884 stimulated the development of a town, first known as Siler Station. Population in 1890 was 254.
Above is the . . . — — Map (db m171996) HM
The first Siler to settle in this area. He came from Germany to America in 1738 and moved here about 1760. He built a grist mill just east of the present bridge over Rocky River. He furnished supplies during the Revolutionary War and was declared a . . . — — Map (db m233317) HM