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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lewisville

 
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Lewisville, North Carolina and Vicinity
    Forsyth County (189)
    Davidson County (22)
    Davie County (14)
    Guilford County (194)
    Rockingham County (28)
    Stokes County (18)
    Surry County (18)
    Yadkin County (14)
 
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1North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — "Battle Cross"
podium beside statue This arrangement of a fallen soldier's boots, rifle and helmet known as a BATTLE CROSS began in World War I. Since then, when a serviceman or woman is lost on the battlefield, comrades erect a Battle Cross to mark the . . . — Map (db m55908) HM
2North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — Charles L. Spaugh House — ca. 1900
Charles L. Spaugh, a Christian and civic leader in Lewisville, built this large two-story house with lumber from his own sawmill, for his wife Dora Alspaugh Spaugh and their family. Jesse Joel Jones, Sr. and his wife Annie Shermer Jones purchased . . . — Map (db m53007) HM
3North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — Concord United Methodist Church
Founded in 1782. Called Waggoner's Chapel by Bishop Asbury. Present sanctuary built in 1908. Oldest Methodist congregation in Forsyth County, according to Methodists in assembly. — Map (db m53025) HM
4North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — George Mock House
George Mock (1847-1925) built this house in the 1870s and brought his bride, Adeline Shouse, here. The structure of the house had not changed until their son, Marvin Mock (1881-1961), built rooms to the east. — Map (db m53018) HM
5North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — Great Philadelphia Wagon Road — ca. 1754
The Great Wagon Road passed 120 feet north of this marker.The Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia to Augusta was the premier 18th century backcountry road from Pennsylvania to Georgia. From about two miles north of Bethabara it was cut to . . . — Map (db m52921) HM
6North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — Jones Grocery Store — 1875
Joseph Spurgeon Jones (1845-1928) built the original store that at the time was in the Little Yadkin Township, a part of Yadkin County. In 1914, his son, Will A. Jones (1871-1940), moved the store across the road east of its present location. After . . . — Map (db m51888) HM
7North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — Lewis C. Laugenour House — ca. 1860
Built by Lewis Case Laugenour, early community benefactor, for whom Lewisville is named. Architecturally one of the best examples of the Greek Revival Style in Forsyth County. — Map (db m53010) HM
8North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — Lewisville Baptist Church — Established 1881 — Lewisville's First Organized Baptist Church —
Lewisville Baptist Church was established in 1881. In 1882 on this highest knoll in the Lewisville village, a 40'x60' wooden building with double doors and a stately steeple was built. Following destruction by lightning in 1936, it was replaced with . . . — Map (db m53022) HM
9North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — Lewisville Roller Mill — 1910
Built by the J.P. Sprinkle family in 1910. Sold to Fielden Hale Jennings in 1925, who operated the mill for 58 years as the largest village employer. Now used as Lewisville Hardware. Oldest continuously occupied commercial building in Lewisville. — Map (db m53006) HM
10North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — Lewisville United Methodist Church — Establised 1878
The church was established in 1878 by Methodists from Brookstown and Sharon. The chief founder, Augustus Eugene Conrad, made plans for the first church, a one room building, and it was dedicated in 1882. It was replaced with a three-story brick . . . — Map (db m53023) HM
11North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — Methodist Church Parsonage
In 1884 the Forsyth Circuit of the Methodist Church bought this house, known as the Wesley Vogler house, for a parsonage. The Circuit consisted of twelve churches in western Forsyth County. By 1901 the Lewisville Charge had been created and took . . . — Map (db m53020) HM
12North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — New Hope AME Zion Church — 1883 — Date of Deed
New Hope Church is the oldest continuing African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church within the Township of Lewisville. This church is among the oldest AME Zion congregations in Forsyth County. — Map (db m54288) HM
13North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — POW-MIA Memorial
On Behalf of a Grateful Nation and a Proud American Legion This POW-MIA flag flies to honor those veterans who, in service to this great nation, sacrificed their freedom and their physical and mental well-being as prisoners of war. It also . . . — Map (db m55910) HM
14North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — J-9 — Shallow Ford
Colonial route across Yadkin River. Scene of Tory defeat by Whigs, 1780. Crossing used in 1781 by army of Lord Cornwallis. 600 yds. S. — Map (db m51877) HM
15North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — Shiloh Lutheran Church
Founded in 1777 as the German Church Beyond Muddy Creek. Named Gerber's Church in 1813. Graveyard and old church site, quarter mile east. Called Shiloh since circa 1860. Present sanctuary built in 1883. Oldest congregation in Lewisville. — Map (db m53024) HM
16North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — Site of Lewisville Academy — Founded 1901
Lewisville Academy, the first public high school in Forsyth County, was established in 1901. Lewisville Academy became a part of the consolidated Forsyth County School System in 1907. This site has served as the location of three subsequent public . . . — Map (db m53008) HM
17North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — Site of Sunny Acres — ca. early 1930's
Built by Miss Anna Ogburn of Winston-Salem, a Methodist philanthropist and benefactor. The large 200-foot long house was originally used as a country retreat for underprivileged children and as a Methodist Church conference center. Later Sunny Acres . . . — Map (db m53017) HM
18North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — J-20 — Stoneman's Raid
On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman's U.S. cavalry fought a skirmish with southern troops at Shallow Ford, April 11, 1865. — Map (db m65414) HM
19North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — Vogler-Reynolds House
Late nineteenth century homestead of James Emmanuel and Elizabeth Irene Standiford Vogler. Residence of Lamb Archibald and Bessie Binkley Reynolds from 1904-1917 and 1924-1961. L. A. Reynolds, a leading nurseryman in Forsyth County, operated his . . . — Map (db m53019) HM
 
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