“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Durham is the county seat for Durham County
Chapel Hill is in Durham County
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1North Carolina (Durham County), Chapel Hill — Barbee CemeteryC. 1700's - 1800s
Contains about 120 graves on hilltop known as "Barbee Mountain", site of Barbee family plantation; engraved headstones for William Barbee, son of "Old Kit", and wife, Gaskey. William was a member of the House of Commons in 1819, and a merchant. . . . Map (db m171942) HM
2North Carolina (Durham County), Chapel Hill — Christopher "Old Kit" BarbeeC. 1738 - 1832
Farmer, blacksmith and donor of 221 acres, first and largest land tract, to UNC in 1792. Stones mark probably site of 18th century Barbee residence, which was recycled as heartpine paneling for library of Dubose House. One of Kit's . . . Map (db m171941) HM
3North Carolina (Durham County), Chapel Hill — The "South Garden"
The "South Garden" was created in 1933 by Mr. & Mrs. David St. Pierre Dubose. They are buried in the family cemetery below the garden.Map (db m171944) HM
4North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — G-132 — Astronaut Training
Morehead Planetarium trained NASA astronauts in celestial navigation for Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab missions, 1960-75. Dome 450 ft. S.Map (db m171945) HM
5North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Carolina Coffee ShopA Town Heritage Site
John Sprunt Hill bought this block of buildings in the 1920's and donated it in parcels to UNC from 1947-51 with the stipulation that rent monies fund the North Carolina Collection at the library of the University which is still in effect to this . . . Map (db m86542) HM
6North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — G-100 — Harriet M. Berry1877-1940
Champion of good roads. Her intensive lobbying led to 1921 law creating modern state highway system. Born 8 mi. N.Map (db m30706) HM
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7North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — G-127 — Journey of Reconciliation
In 1947 the Congress of Racial Equality & local citizens, black & white, protested bus segregation. Setting out from Washington, D.C. “freedom riders” tested compliance with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling barring segregation on interstate buses. On . . . Map (db m69968) HM
8North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Kuralt Building
Originally built in 1923, as a mattress factory, from 1926 until 1958 housed Berman's Dept. Store and The Intimate Bookshop until 1992, when it was destroyed by fire. Rebuilt 1993.Map (db m171951) HM
9North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Last ShotsThe Creek of New Hope — 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 . . . Map (db m33984) HM
10North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — G-135 — Navy B-1 Band
In May 1942 a group of 44 African American musicians broke U.S. Navy's color barrier, enlisting at general rank. Barracks were ⅕ mi. N.Map (db m171947) HM
11North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Old Sawpit Site
Herbert Lloyd and Julius Webb discovered an old sawpit dating back to 1813 when they built this brick building in 1900 to replace a row of wooden shops. It originally housed University Athletic Shop, a general merchandise store, and Carolina . . . Map (db m171949) HM
12North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — H-114 — Paul Green1894-1981
Playwright, teacher, & humanitarian. Awarded Pulitzer Prize, 1927. His 16 outdoor dramas include The Lost Colony (1937). Lived 1 mile E.Map (db m117123) HM
13North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Silent Sam
To the Sons of the University who entered the War of 1861-65 in answer to the call of their country and whose lives taught the lesson of their great commander that duty is the sublimest word in the English language. Erected . . . Map (db m90561) WM
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14North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — Strowd BuildingA Town Heritage Site
Constructed in 1923 by Robert L. Strowd, replacing an earlier building owned by Adele Tankersley. James L. Sutton and J. L. Alderman opened Sutton’s Drugstore here in 1923. Robert Foister operated a photography store in this building next to . . . Map (db m117135) HM
15North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — The Chapel Hill Nine
On this site, February 28, 1960, nine Lincoln High School students ignited the Direct Action Civil Rights Movement in Chapel hill with the first sit-in at Colonial Drug. The Chapel Hill Nine William Cureton, 18 • John Farrington, 17 • . . . Map (db m171946) HM
16North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — University FloristA Town Heritage Site
Chapel Hill’s first bakery, Hill Bakery, moved to this space in 1920. In 1946, Thell Jernigan bought the bakery, renaming it Thell’s Bakery, and James H. Davis bought the University Florist in the Pick Theatre Building next door. This building was . . . Map (db m117082) HM
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Sep. 29, 2022