“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Eden, North Carolina

Clickable Map of Rockingham County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Rockingham County, NC (43) Alamance County, NC (134) Caswell County, NC (41) Forsyth County, NC (256) Guilford County, NC (290) Stokes County, NC (20) Henry County, VA (10) Pittsylvania County, VA (24)  RockinghamCounty(43) Rockingham County (43)  AlamanceCounty(134) Alamance County (134)  CaswellCounty(41) Caswell County (41)  ForsythCounty(256) Forsyth County (256)  GuilfordCounty(290) Guilford County (290)  StokesCounty(20) Stokes County (20)  HenryCountyVirginia(10) Henry County (10)  PittsylvaniaCounty(24) Pittsylvania County (24)
Wentworth is the county seat for Rockingham County
Eden is in Rockingham County
      Rockingham County (43)  
      Alamance County (134)  
      Caswell County (41)  
      Forsyth County (256)  
      Guilford County (290)  
      Stokes County (20)  
      Henry County, Virginia (10)  
      Pittsylvania County, Virginia (24)  
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1 North Carolina, Rockingham County, Eden — J-25 — “Land of Eden”
Near here ran southern line of estate of Wm. Byrd, Virginia planter, author, and surveyor of Va.-N.C. boundary line, 1728.Map (db m63011) HM
2 North Carolina, Rockingham County, Eden — J-7 — “Land of Eden”
20,000-acre estate of William Byrd, Virginia planter, author, surveyor of VA.-N.C. line, 1728. S.W. corner here.Map (db m63012) HM
3 North Carolina, Rockingham County, Eden — “River boat Men: Dan River, 1792 – 1892”A Tribute
The mural of the river boatmen is a tribute to the men who were responsible for the economic development of the vast interior region along the Dan River. The most prominent figures in the mural, the African American boatmen in the foreground, . . . Map (db m214863) HM
4 North Carolina, Rockingham County, Eden — Annie Eliza Johns“Florence Nightingale of the South”
Anne “Annie” Eliza Johns, volunteer nurse, poet, teacher, and author of Cooleemee, A Tale of Southern Life, is buried here with her family in the Church of the Epiphany Cemetery. She was born in Pittsylvania Co.,Va., on July 16, . . . Map (db m63047) HM
5 North Carolina, Rockingham County, Eden — J-88 — Barnett Canal
Built here in 1813 by James Barnett. Later it powered the largest continuously operating textile complex in the northern piedmont.Map (db m63015) HM
6 North Carolina, Rockingham County, Eden — J-82 — Calcium Carbide
Industrial experiment nearby in 1892 led to discovery of process for its manufacture. First produced commercially by James T. Morehead.Map (db m63016) HM
7 North Carolina, Rockingham County, Eden — J-93 — Charlie Poole1892-1931
Pioneer country music recording artist. With N. C. Ramblers. 1918-31, popularized old time music. Grave ˝ mi. SW.Map (db m214864) HM
8 North Carolina, Rockingham County, Eden — Dan RiverVital Supply Line — Confederate Lifeline —
The Roanoke Navigation Company opened the upper Dan River here for batteau traffic in the 1820s, and the towns of Leaksville (present-day Eden) and Madison became river ports. During the antebellum era, farmers shipped their produce downstream to . . . Map (db m63043) HM
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9 North Carolina, Rockingham County, Eden — J-113 — Industrial Education Centers
As forerunners of state community colleges, 1958-1963, boosted vocational training. First in N.C. operated 200 yards E.Map (db m214869) HM
10 North Carolina, Rockingham County, Eden — Land of Eden
This marks the corner Byrds “Land of Eden” granted 1733.Map (db m63014) HM
11 North Carolina, Rockingham County, Eden — Leaksville Cotton MillCloth for Sale — Confederate Lifeline —
Former Gov. John Motley Morehead built the Leaksville cotton factory here in 1839. Water from the nearby Smith River rapids powered the stone mill. In May and June 1861, the factory furnished 1,700 yards of osnaburg (a coarse, strong cloth . . . Map (db m63044) HM
12 North Carolina, Rockingham County, Eden — J-91 — Leaksville Landing
Port for bateau trade on Dan River. Improved by Roanoke Navigation Company, 1820s. Ruins visible at low water. 200 yards west.Map (db m63007) HM
13 North Carolina, Rockingham County, Eden — J-44 — Lower Saura Town
A village of the Saura Indians, abandoned by that tribe in the early 18th century, was on Dan River, 2˝ mi. N.E.Map (db m63052) HM
14 North Carolina, Rockingham County, Eden — J-67 — Luther H. Hodges1898 - 1974
Governor, 1954-1961; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1961-1965. A founder of Research Triangle Park. Home is 100 yards east.Map (db m63013) HM
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Apr. 12, 2024