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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Person County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Person 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 Person County, NC (25) Caswell County, NC (41) Durham County, NC (48) Granville County, NC (13) Orange County, NC (46) Halifax County, VA (24)  PersonCounty(25) Person County (25)  CaswellCounty(41) Caswell County (41)  DurhamCounty(48) Durham County (48)  GranvilleCounty(13) Granville County (13)  OrangeCounty(46) Orange County (46)  HalifaxCountyVirginia(24) Halifax County (24)
Adjacent to Person County, North Carolina
    Caswell County (41)
    Durham County (48)
    Granville County (13)
    Orange County (46)
    Halifax County, Virginia (24)
 
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1North Carolina (Person County), Hurdle Mills — Bushy Fork School
Site of former Bushy Fork School 1936 - 1969 Founded 1907 three miles north Map (db m171764) HM
2North Carolina (Person County), Hurdle Mills — G-87 — Robert L. Blackwell
Posthumous winner of Congressional Medal of Honor. Died in battle at St. Souflet, France, Oct. 1918. Born and reared about 250 yards north.Map (db m171765) HM
3North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — Bessie Heath Daniel — 1886 - 1976
"Miss Bessie." Respected local historian, radio personality, teacher, & farmer. Her birthplace, home, & grave 1 mi. East.Map (db m171761) HM
4North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — Confederate Memorial
Our Confederate Soldiers 1861 - 1865 Map (db m171754) WM
5North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — Confederate Memorial
Capt. E. Fletcher Satterfield, Co. H. 55th, N.C. Regiment. Farthest at Gettysburg—Killed in Action. June 17, 1837 - July 3, 1863 Capt. James C. Bailey, Co. H. 24th N.C. Regiment. • Capt. John G. Dillehav, Co. A. 24th. N.C. . . . Map (db m171756) WM
6North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — G-15 — Cornwallis
Passed a few miles west, February, 1781. Greene followed, and the Battle of Guilford Courthouse resulted, March 15, 1781.Map (db m171595) HM
7North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — Governor William W. and Musette Satterfield Kitchin House — built 1901
1888 - 1908: Practiced Law in Person County 1896 - 1908: U.S. House of Representatives Fifth Congressional District 1909 - 1913: Governor, State of North CarolinaMap (db m171745) HM
8North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — G-14 — Greene
Pursued by Cornwallis, crossed into Virginia and forded the Dan River northeast of here, February, 1781.Map (db m171739) HM
9North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — G-72 — J.G.A. Williamson
First U.S. representative to Republic of Venezuela, 1835-1840; member of N.C. General Assembly. Birthplace was ½ mile S.E.Map (db m171767) HM
10North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — Korea — The Forgotten War Remembered — 25 June 1950 - 27 July 1953 —
To all who answered our nation's call and to so many who paid the Ultimate Price to keep a tiny nation free U.S. Troops: 1,789,000 served, 54,246 dead, 7,140 POW, 8,177 MIA, 103,284 woundedMap (db m171747) WM
11North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — Paine's Tavern
Site of first Person County Courthouse, 1791-1793, 150 ft. west Built by Dr. James PaineMap (db m171763) HM
12North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — Person County Courthouse Site — Circa 1792 — 2016 Heritage Trail —
The current courthouse structure, circa 1932, is the third courthouse built on this site. The original land conveyance occurred in 1792 and consisted of 6 acres donated to Person County by Dempsey Moore, "in consideration of the good-will of the . . . Map (db m171752) HM
13North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — Person County Veterans Memorial
In grateful memory of those who gave their lives in the service of their country WW1, 1917-1918, U.S. Army 1/Lt. Bailey, William G. • *Pvt. Blackwell, Robert L. • Pvt. Brown, Lex G. • PFC. Childress, Willie • Pvt. Clayton, . . . Map (db m171750) WM
14North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — Robert Lester Blackwell — Born Oct. 4, 1895 — Son of a Tenant Farmer —
On October 1, 1918, near St. Souplet, France his Unit Co. K, 19th Inf. 30th Div. was cut off and faced destruction. The officer in charge sent a man for help. He was killed. He sent another, and he was killed. He then called for volunteers. Lester . . . Map (db m171751) HM WM
15North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — G-70 — Robert Paine
Leader in organization of Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1845. Bishop, president of LaGrange College, Ala., & author. Born 1 mi. E.Map (db m171768) HM
16North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — Roxboro Male Academy
Roxboro Male Academy ca. 1840 - 1854 Methodist-Episcopal Parsonage 1854 - 1915 National Register of Historic Places Department of the Interior 1982Map (db m171743) HM
17North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — Site Of The Dowdy Hotel Jones Hotel And Hotel Roxboro — 1895 — 2015 Heritage Trail —
In 1896 Moses Street Jones purchased the property from R.H. Dowdy and wife Fannie B. Dowdy for $2050.00; the Dowdy having been built in 1895. A new hotel was built in 1909 to replace the Dowdy and was called Hotel Jones. The hotel was renamed Hotel . . . Map (db m171762) HM
18North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — The Lynching of Edward Roach
On the afternoon of July 7th, 1920, Ed Roach was lynched by a mob of approximately 200 white terrorists. He was wrongly identified as the person who attempted to assault a young white girl. He was arrested and taken to jail. A mob gathered at the . . . Map (db m171769) HM
19North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — The Newells Jewelers — 1905 — 2016 Heritage Trail —
The business began originally in Roxboro in 1888 by George Angel Newell. In 1905, his son William Henry Badger Newell, built this building. The Newells Jewelers operated by two subsequent Newell generations continuously at this location until . . . Map (db m171759) HM
20North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — The Reverend John Alexander Beam (1853 - 1928) and Wife Mollie Lucas Beam (1867 - 1951)
Two worthy servants of God. Leading educators, benefactors, and distinguished citizens of Person County for more than half century. Mr. Beam born in Cleveland County, graduated at Wake Forest College. Founder of Bethel Hill Institute 1888. . . . Map (db m171740) HM
21North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — Veterans Memorial
In preservation of Freedom and the American flag these Veterans answered the call in times of conflict and peace present and future generations are indebted to these honorable men and women for their Sacrifices to serve our country.Map (db m171744) WM
22North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — G-78 — W.W. Kitchin
Governor, 1909-1913; member of Congress. Moved to Roxboro from Scotland Neck in 1888. Home is 2 blocks E.Map (db m171741) HM
23North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — G-79 — William R. Webb — "Sawney"
Founder, 1870, of Webb School, since 1886 in Bell Buckle, Tenn. Confederate soldier, U.S. Senator, 1913. Born 1842, one mile S.Map (db m171770) HM
24North Carolina (Person County), Roxboro — World War II — 1941 - 1945
Dedicated to the men and women of Person County who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America during World War IIMap (db m171757) WM
25North Carolina (Person County), Timberlake — G-51 — Edwin G. Read
Member Congress, 1855-57; Confederate Senator; President State Convention, 1865; Justice N.C. Supreme Court, 1865-78. Birthplace was 2 mi. S.E.Map (db m171766) HM
 
May. 13, 2021