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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Harnett County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Harnett 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 Harnett County, NC (32) Chatham County, NC (26) Cumberland County, NC (113) Johnston County, NC (79) Lee County, NC (6) Moore County, NC (16) Sampson County, NC (8) Wake County, NC (251)  HarnettCounty(32) Harnett County (32)  ChathamCounty(26) Chatham County (26)  CumberlandCounty(113) Cumberland County (113)  JohnstonCounty(79) Johnston County (79)  LeeCounty(6) Lee County (6)  MooreCounty(16) Moore County (16)  SampsonCounty(8) Sampson County (8)  WakeCounty(251) Wake County (251)
Lillington is the county seat for Harnett County
Adjacent to Harnett County, North Carolina
      Chatham County (26)  
      Cumberland County (113)  
      Johnston County (79)  
      Lee County (6)  
      Moore County (16)  
      Sampson County (8)  
      Wake County (251)  
 
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1 North Carolina, Harnett County, Buies Creek — Campbell HouseCirca 1890 — National Register of Historic Places —
Adult home of James Archibald Campbell (1862-1934), founder of present day Campbell University, and Cornelia Frances Pearson Campbell (1865-1963). Birthplace of Leslie Hartwell Campbell (1892-1970), second president of the school founded by his . . . Map (db m219803) HM
2 North Carolina, Harnett County, Buies Creek — H-62 — Campbell University
Baptist. Founded in 1887 by James A. Campbell as Buie's Creek Academy. A university since 1979.Map (db m219802) HM
3 North Carolina, Harnett County, Buies Creek — Paul Eliot Green1894-1981
Birthplace of the dramatist, novelist, teacher and humanitarian is situated 2.1 miles north. Awarded Pulitzer Prize 1927. Originator of the Symphonic Drama, of which he wrote 16, including "The Lost Colony." Lifelong champion of racial equality, and . . . Map (db m219804) HM
4 North Carolina, Harnett County, Cameron, Johnsonville — H-83 — Flora MacDonald
Scottish heroine, spent the winter of 1774-1775 at Mount Pleasant, the home of her half-sister, Annabella MacDonald, which stood 400yds. S.W.Map (db m219808) HM
5 North Carolina, Harnett County, Cameron, Johnsonville — Johnsonville Veteran Memorial Harnett County
In honor of all veterans who served this great country on land sea and in the air and went forth to face death on native and foreign soil so freedom, justice and democracy may prevail. May the living be blessed and the departed rest in peace All . . . Map (db m219807) HM
6 North Carolina, Harnett County, Cameron, Johnsonville — H-40 — Plank Road
The route of the old Fayetteville-to-Salem plank road, a toll road 129 miles long, built 1849-54, crosses highway near this spot.Map (db m219805) HM
7 North Carolina, Harnett County, Coats — H-113 — Alton Stewart1897-1929
Aviation pioneer. His aerial shows helped popularize flying in N.C. Died in crash, Dec. 25, 1929. Grave 3 blks. W.Map (db m219810) HM
8 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — H-97 — "Lebanon"
Farquhard Smith's home was used as Confederate hospital during the Battle of Averasboro, March 15-16, 1865.Map (db m162488) HM
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9 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — Averasboro Battlefield Museum
Top Left: John C. Smith home (Oak Grove) built in 1793, used as a Union Hospital in the Battle of Averasboro. Top right: William T. Smith home, built in 1834, used as a Union Hospital in the Battle of Averasboro. Middle . . . Map (db m31783) HM
10 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — Battle of AverasboroThird Confederate Defensive Line — Carolinas Campaign —
Preface: The 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 Virginia to crush . . . Map (db m3741) HM
11 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — Battle of AverasboroPhase Two – March 16, 1865
You are standing at the center of the second phase of fighting in the Battle of Averasboro, March 15,16, 1865. On the morning of March 16th, after the fight of the preceding afternoon around John Smith’s house 2 miles south on this road, Union . . . Map (db m5833) HM
12 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — Battle of AverasboroSherman’s Left Wing Departs Averasboro — Carolinas Campaign — Reported damaged
(Preface):The 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 Virginia to crush . . . Map (db m160759) HM
13 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — Battle of Averasboro
Battle of Averasboro March 16, 1865 --------------- [ Right of Monument: ] In memory of our Confederate Dead who fell upon that day. ---------------- [ Back of Monument: ] The hearts that were true to their country and God shall . . . Map (db m161953) HM
14 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — Battle of AverasboroUnion Route to Bentonville — Carolinas Campaign — Reported damaged
(Preface): The 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 Virginia to . . . Map (db m210968) HM
15 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — Chicora Cemetery
In grateful memory of the brave men who sleep in Chicora Cemetery. They fought their last fight March 16, 1865 on this third line breastworks of Averasboro Battlefield.Map (db m34301) HM
16 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — Confederate Second Line
On the morning of March 16, 1865, Taliaferro’s division fell back to earthworks which crossed the road here.Map (db m14732) HM
17 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — Confederate Soldiers of McLaws Division
McLaws Division Blanchard’s Brigade 1st and 2nd   BN SC Reserves 6th and 7th   BN SC Reserves Kay’s Co SC Reserves Conner’s Brigade 2nd SC         3rd SC 7th SC         8th SC 15th SC         20th SC 3rd SC BN Fiser’s Brigade 1st GA . . . Map (db m161952) HM
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18 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — H 118 — G. B. Cashwell1862-1916
"Pentecostal Apostle of the South." Inspired by Azusa Street Mission in Los Angeles in 1906, he led revival ¼ mi. S.W.Map (db m70382) HM
19 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — Link WrayMay 2, 1929 ~ November 5, 2005
. . . Map (db m184380) HM
20 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — Men of South Carolina
On this field March 15-16, 1865, men of South Carolina stood with men of other Southern states and fought bloodily and bravely for their beliefs and way of life. In doing so they wrote their names in imperishable letters in the book of glory. [Back . . . Map (db m161955) HM
21 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — North CarolinaCivil War Trails
North Carolina's Civil War stories are as diverse as its landscape. The Outer Banks and coastal rivers saw action early in the war, as Union forces occupied the region. Stories abound of naval battles, blockade running, Federal raids, and the . . . Map (db m210219) HM
22 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — North Carolina Troops
In memory of the North Carolina Troops that so valiantly resisted the advance of a superior Federal army at the Battle of Averasboro March 15-16, 1865 Fiftieth North Carolina Regiment Seventy Seventh North Carolina Regiment Tenth Battalion North . . . Map (db m15760) HM
23 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — H 28 — Sherman's March
Moving on Goldsboro, Sherman's army was temporarily checked by Hardee's Confederates, Mar. 16, 1865, in Battle of Averasboro 3½ Mi. W.Map (db m5835) HM
24 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — South Carolina Troops at Battle of Averasboro, NC
On this field March 15-16, 1865, men of South Carolina stood with men of other Southern States and fought bloodily and bravely for their beliefs and way of life. In doing so they wrote their names in imperishable letters in the book of glory.Map (db m161220) HM
25 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — H-60 — Union Headquarters
Gen. H. W. Slocum, commanding the Union forces, located his headquarters in this field, March 16, 1865.Map (db m161956) HM
26 North Carolina, Harnett County, Dunn — H-50 — William C. Lee
U.S. Army, 1917-1948. Pioneer in organizing Army airborne units; Major general, World War II. Home is 1 block, grave 1 mile, west.Map (db m210919) HM
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27 North Carolina, Harnett County, Erwin — H-42 — Smiley's Falls
Ruins remain of locks and dams built by the Cape Fear & Deep River Navigation Company in 1850s. Rapids extend upstream 1-½ miles.Map (db m31601) HM
28 North Carolina, Harnett County, Lillington — Alexander Lillingtonca. 1720s - 1786
Revolutionary War leader. Whig Colonel in Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, 1776. Town of Lillington (est. 1859) named in his honor.Map (db m80520) HM
29 North Carolina, Harnett County, Lillington — Cornelius Harnettca. 1723-1781
Revolutionary War statesman. Prominent in Resistance to British rule and the creation of North Carolina. Harnett County named in his honor, 1855.Map (db m30550) HM
30 North Carolina, Harnett County, Lillington — Harnett County Veterans Memorial
Center Panel: This memorial presented to the citizens of Harnett County by the Harnett County Board of Commissioners through the Harnett County Memorial Association in honor to those who served their country. Members of the Memorial . . . Map (db m30548) WM
31 North Carolina, Harnett County, Lillington — Robert B. MorganU.S. Senator — 1975-1981 —
Born 1925; Advocate of good government and the common man; N.C. State Senator; Attorney General of North Carolina; Chairman, Board of Trustees, East Carolina University; Smithsonian Regent; Naval Officer; Law Office located one block east.Map (db m30585) HM
32 North Carolina, Harnett County, Sanford — H-57 — Barbecue Church
Presbyterian, founded in 1757 by Scottish Highlanders. Present building, the third, erected about 1895, is 200 yds. northeast.Map (db m100882) HM
 
 
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