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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Morganton, North Carolina
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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|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|
|State hospital for care of mentally ill; opened 1883. Named in 1959 for J. Melville Broughton, governor, 1941-1945. — — Map (db m99615) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|(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|
|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|
|Opened 1894 under superintendent
Goodwin. Main building
designed by A.G. Bauer. — — Map (db m20338) HM|
|Confederate Soldiers of Burke County
(names not transcribed) — — Map (db m99614) WM|
|Rendezvous for "Over-Mountain Men" prior to Battle of Kings Mountain, 1780. Home of Joseph & Charles McDowell, military & political leaders. — — Map (db m99602) HM|
|U.S. Senator, 1954-1974; led Senate Watergate Committee, 1973-1974; judge. His law office was one block west. — — Map (db m99613) HM|
|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|
|Governor, 1870-1874, during Reconstruction, member State Convention of 1865. His home stood here. — — Map (db m99611) HM|
|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|