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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Morganton, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Burke 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 Burke County, NC (20) Avery County, NC (11) Caldwell County, NC (7) Catawba County, NC (28) Cleveland County, NC (25) Lincoln County, NC (37) McDowell County, NC (12) Rutherford County, NC (32)  BurkeCounty(20) Burke County (20)  AveryCounty(11) Avery County (11)  CaldwellCounty(7) Caldwell County (7)  CatawbaCounty(28) Catawba County (28)  ClevelandCounty(25) Cleveland County (25)  LincolnCounty(37) Lincoln County (37)  McDowellCounty(12) McDowell County (12)  RutherfordCounty(32) Rutherford County (32)
Location of Morganton, North Carolina
    Burke County (20)
    Avery County (11)
    Caldwell County (7)
    Catawba County (28)
    Cleveland County (25)
    Lincoln County (37)
    McDowell County (12)
    Rutherford County (32)
 
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1North Carolina (Burke County), Morganton — N-21 — Andre Michaux
French botanist, pioneer in studying flora of western North Carolina. Spent nights of Sept. 8, 1794, and May 2, 1795, at "Swan Ponds," 3 mi. S.W. — Map (db m99603) HM
2North Carolina (Burke County), Morganton — N-39 — Broughton Hospital
State hospital for care of mentally ill; opened 1883. Named in 1959 for J. Melville Broughton, governor, 1941-1945. — Map (db m99615) HM
3North Carolina (Burke County), Morganton — N-34 — Burke Courthouse
Built of local cut stone, ca. 1835, by James Binnie. August terms of State Supreme Court held here, 1847-61. Raided by Union force 1865. Remodeled 1901. — Map (db m99610) HM
4North Carolina (Burke County), Morganton — N-17 — Camp Vance
Training camp for state troops, 1861-64, named for Col. Zebulon Vance, war governor, was here. The camp was raided by federal troops in 1864. — Map (db m99612) HM
5North Carolina (Burke County), Morganton — N-47 — Fort San Juan
Built by Juan Pardo in 1567 at native town of Joara. Served as Spanish outpost until razed by Indians, 1568. NE 4 mi. — Map (db m99608) HM
6North Carolina (Burke County), Morganton — MorgantonRocky Ford Engagement — Stoneman's Raid —
(Preface): On March 24, 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 6,000 cavalrymen from Tennessee into southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina to disrupt the Confederate supply line by destroying sections of the Virginia and Tennessee . . . — Map (db m20348) HM
7North Carolina (Burke County), Morganton — MorgantonBurke County Courthouse — Stoneman's Raid —
On March 24, 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 6,000 cavalrymen from Tennessee into southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina to disrupt the Confederate supply line by destroying sections of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, the . . . — Map (db m99609) HM
8North Carolina (Burke County), Morganton — N 40 — N.C. School for the Deaf
Opened 1894 under superintendent Edward McKee Goodwin. Main building designed by A.G. Bauer. — Map (db m20338) HM
9North Carolina (Burke County), Morganton — Our Confederate Soldiers
Confederate Soldiers of Burke County (names not transcribed) — Map (db m99614) WM
10North Carolina (Burke County), Morganton — N-3 — Quaker Meadows
Rendezvous for "Over-Mountain Men" prior to Battle of Kings Mountain, 1780. Home of Joseph & Charles McDowell, military & political leaders. — Map (db m99602) HM
11North Carolina (Burke County), Morganton — N-49 — Sam J. Ervin, Jr.1896-1985
U.S. Senator, 1954-1974; led Senate Watergate Committee, 1973-1974; judge. His law office was one block west. — Map (db m99613) HM
12North Carolina (Burke County), Morganton — N 13 — Stoneman's Raid
On their raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman's U.S. cavalry skirmished with Confederates near here on April 17, 1865. — Map (db m20346) HM
13North Carolina (Burke County), Morganton — N-8 — Tod R. Caldwell
Governor, 1870-1874, during Reconstruction, member State Convention of 1865. His home stood here. — Map (db m99611) HM
14North Carolina (Burke County), Morganton — N-28 — Waightstill Avery
First Attorney General of North Carolina, 1777-79, member provincial Congresses, colonel in Revolution. "Swan Ponds," his home, was 3 mi. S.W. — Map (db m99607) HM
 
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