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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Person County, North Carolina
Adjacent to Person County, North Carolina
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Site of former
Bushy Fork School
1936 - 1969
Founded 1907 three miles north
— — Map (db m171764) HM|
|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|
|"Miss Bessie." Respected local historian, radio personality, teacher, & farmer. Her birthplace, home, & grave 1 mi. East. — — Map (db m171761) HM|
Our Confederate Soldiers
1861 - 1865
— — Map (db m171754) WM|
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|
|Passed a few miles west, February, 1781. Greene followed, and the Battle of Guilford Courthouse resulted, March 15, 1781. — — Map (db m171595) HM|
1888 - 1908: Practiced Law in Person County
1896 - 1908: U.S. House of Representatives Fifth Congressional District
1909 - 1913: Governor, State of North Carolina — — Map (db m171745) HM|
|Pursued by Cornwallis, crossed into Virginia and forded the Dan River northeast of here, February, 1781. — — Map (db m171739) HM|
|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|
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 wounded — — Map (db m171747) WM|
Site of first Person County Courthouse, 1791-1793, 150 ft. west
Built by Dr. James Paine — — Map (db m171763) HM|
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|
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|
|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|
|Leader in organization of Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1845. Bishop, president of LaGrange College, Ala., & author. Born 1 mi. E. — — Map (db m171768) HM|
Roxboro Male Academy
ca. 1840 - 1854
1854 - 1915
National Register of Historic Places
Department of the Interior
1982 — — Map (db m171743) HM|
|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|
|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|
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|
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|
|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|
|Governor, 1909-1913; member of Congress. Moved to Roxboro from Scotland Neck in 1888. Home is 2 blocks E. — — Map (db m171741) HM|
|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|
|Dedicated to the men and women of Person County who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America during World War II — — Map (db m171757) WM|
|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|