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Historical Markers in Burgaw, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Pender 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 Pender County, NC (47) Bladen County, NC (13) Brunswick County, NC (62) Columbus County, NC (4) Duplin County, NC (13) New Hanover County, NC (173) Onslow County, NC (19) Sampson County, NC (8)  PenderCounty(47) Pender County (47)  BladenCounty(13) Bladen County (13)  BrunswickCounty(62) Brunswick County (62)  ColumbusCounty(4) Columbus County (4)  DuplinCounty(13) Duplin County (13)  NewHanoverCounty(173) New Hanover County (173)  OnslowCounty(19) Onslow County (19)  SampsonCounty(8) Sampson County (8)
Burgaw is the county seat for Pender County
Burgaw is in Pender County
      Pender County (47)  
ADJACENT TO PENDER COUNTY
      Bladen County (13)  
      Brunswick County (62)  
      Columbus County (4)  
      Duplin County (13)  
      New Hanover County (173)  
      Onslow County (19)  
      Sampson County (8)  
 
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1 North Carolina, Pender County, Burgaw — Burgaw DepotCirca 1850
Built as a fuel station, 30 ft. long, RR ran from Wilmington to Weldon, longest in the world when completed in 1840. Gen. Robert E. Lee called the RR "the lifeline of the Confederacy". Wilmington fell in 1865 & the Depot became the Confederate . . . Map (db m226332) HM
2 North Carolina, Pender County, Burgaw — Burgaw StationAntebellum Railroad Station — Confederate Lifeline —
Burgaw Station, a stop on the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, was located on the rail line known as the “Lifeline of the Confederacy,” Gen. Robert E. Lee’s main supply route for his Army of Northern Virginia by 1864. This rail line transported . . . Map (db m191883) HM
3 North Carolina, Pender County, Burgaw — D-32 — George Burringtonca. 1682–1759
Colonial governor; 1724–1725, 1731–1734; opened lower Cape Fear region to settlement. His home was ¾ miles east.Map (db m30202) HM
4 North Carolina, Pender County, Burgaw — D-13 — Hinton James Reported missing
First student to enter the University of North Carolina, 1795. Civil engineer, state legislator. Grave 300 yards east.Map (db m226253) HM
5 North Carolina, Pender County, Burgaw — Our Heroes — 1861 – 1865 —
In honor of the Confederate Soldiers of Pender County. Major General William Dorsey Pender, Feb 6, 1834 – July 18, 1863. Let future generations remember that these were men whom death could not terrify, whom defeat could not dishonor. . . . Map (db m30273) HM
6 North Carolina, Pender County, Burgaw — D-18 — S. S. Satchwell
A founder of State Medical Society, 1849, head of Confederate Hospital at Wilson, first president of the State Board of Health, 1879. Home stood here.Map (db m30271) HM
7 North Carolina, Pender County, Burgaw — D-33 — Stag Park
Named by Barbadian explorers, 1663. Home of Gov. George Burrington and Samuel Strudwick, colonial official. The house stood ¾ miles east.Map (db m30203) HM
8 North Carolina, Pender County, Burgaw — Town of Burgaw1879
Pender County formed in 1875. South Washington, now Watha, was designated the temporary County Seat. Pender citizens voted & chose Burgaw for the County Seat in 1877. The town was first named Cowan, then Stanford, & then. In 1879, by Act of the . . . Map (db m226329) HM
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9 North Carolina, Pender County, Burgaw — D-117 — Van Eeden
Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany lived, 1939-46, at agricultural colony founded in 1909 and revived by Alvin Johnson. Two mi. SW.Map (db m134334) HM
 
 
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Feb. 23, 2024