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Historical Markers in Hickory, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Catawba 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 Catawba County, NC (42) Alexander County, NC (10) Burke County, NC (30) Caldwell County, NC (12) Iredell County, NC (26) Lincoln County, NC (37)  CatawbaCounty(42) Catawba County (42)  AlexanderCounty(10) Alexander County (10)  BurkeCounty(30) Burke County (30)  CaldwellCounty(12) Caldwell County (12)  IredellCounty(26) Iredell County (26)  LincolnCounty(37) Lincoln County (37)
Newton is the county seat for Catawba County
Hickory is in Catawba County
      Catawba County (42)  
ADJACENT TO CATAWBA COUNTY
      Alexander County (10)  
      Burke County (30)  
      Caldwell County (12)  
      Iredell County (26)  
      Lincoln County (37)  
 
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1North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — O 32 — "Miracle of Hickory"
Outbreak of polio in June 1944 led to the founding of an emergency hospital ˝ mile N.E. Closed, 1945.Map (db m129249) HM
2North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — 210MM German HowitzerSurrendered to U.S. 1918,
Placed here in Memory of the Men from this community who participated in the World War Insert Rededicated by American Legion Post 48 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1957 to all veterans man and women of this area May 24, 1998Map (db m18540) HM
3North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — City of Hickory
In 1913, Hickory became the first city in North Carolina to adopt the council-manager form of government, which combines the leadership of elected officials and the administrative experience of a manager. The mayor and city council set policy and . . . Map (db m210398) HM
4North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — O 53 — Claremont College
Founded in 1880 by the Evangelical & Reformed Church as a school for women. Closed in 1916. Stood 300 yards east.Map (db m129256) HM
5North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — Clement Geitner House
The 1890 Clement Geitner House was one of the first brick dwellings erected in Hickory and is among a small group of surviving double-pile brick houses in Catawba County. It was built by the Geitner family, whose members were leaders of . . . Map (db m210411) HM
6North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — Forest for Everyone
This seven-acre arboretum was purchased by the City in 1904. Besides its place as the City's first true park, the space became a large outdoor arboretum, originally containing some 250 different species of trees and plantings. George F. Ivey, a . . . Map (db m210396) HM
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7North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — Frame Church
To your right stood a frame church built by First Presbyterian Church. The first service was Nov. 2, 1878, and was their house of worship until 1905, when it was purchased by Christ Lutheran Church. The Lutherans worshiped here until 1926. It was . . . Map (db m18567) HM
8North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — Henry Weidner Robinson
Commemorating the memory of Henry Weidner Robinson This marks the town of Hickory Tavern as incorporated December 12, 1863. The city of Hickory Commemorates Henry Weidner Robinson who in 1859 gave this site as a public common. The citizens of . . . Map (db m18544) HM
9North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — Hickory Tavern
This monument was constructed in 1954 to commemorate the site of the original Hickory Tavern, from which the City of Hickory got its name. The original tavern, built in the late 1700's, laid the foundation for a new community. The town of . . . Map (db m210409) HM
10North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — O 46 — Lenoir Rhyne
Coeducational, Lutheran college, named for W.W. Lenoir and D.E. Rhyne. Opened as Lenoir College in academic year, 1891-92.Map (db m129252) HM
11North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — Lenoir-Rhyne University
Since its founding by four Lutheran pastors in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne University has been a co-educational, private liberal arts institution based on Christian values. In addition to academics and athletics, the university seeks to liberate mind . . . Map (db m210393) HM
12North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — Lowes Foods City Park
Friends of Hickory, an organization of private citizens dedicated to investing in the welfare and prosperity of the City of Hickory and its surrounding communities, raised money and worked with the City of Hickory to build this playground that . . . Map (db m210402) HM
13North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — Old Hickory TavernBirthplace of Hickory
To the rear of this spot stood a log house known in 1799 as Hickory Tavern. This tract of 640 acres was surveyed by Col. Christopher W. Beekman on June 8, 1779 and was granted to William McMullen Oct. 28, 1783 on the south side of this tavern ran . . . Map (db m18538) HM
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14North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — O 80 — Piedmont Wagon Company
Manufacturer of horse-drawn wooden wagons. At peak capacity produced 1000 per month. Operated from 1880 to 1940s ⅒ mile north.Map (db m129254) HM
15North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — Piedmont Wagon Factory
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Piedmont Wagon Factory 1897Map (db m210415) HM
16North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church
Founded as the “college church” in 1893, St. Andrew's Lutheran Church was created to enhance the worship life at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a partnership between the two institutions continues today. The current church building was erected in 1951 . . . Map (db m210395) HM
17North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — Tower of Miracles2001
Maryrose Carroll Millennium Art Committee City of HickoryMap (db m18542) HM
18North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — Union Square
This area is the central commercial area of Hickory. It developed in the center of a parcel of land, originally owned by Henry W. Robinson. The name Union Square was first used in 1913. A street previously ran in front of the shops, but now the . . . Map (db m210405) HM
19North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory — University Mill District
Once an industrial area with manufacturing, hosiery, and textile mills, today's University Mill District is home to the vibrant, revitalized buildings of Hollar Mill, Moretz Mills, Transportation Insight's Corporate Campus (formerly Lyerly Mill), . . . Map (db m210397) HM
 
 
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Feb. 9, 2023