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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sedalia
Sedalia, North Carolina and Vicinity
▶ Guilford County (194) ▶ Alamance County (122) ▶ Davidson County (22) ▶ Forsyth County (189) ▶ Randolph County (6) ▶ Rockingham County (28) ▶ Stokes County (18)
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|Palmer students always enjoyed baseball. Team photographs appeared in school bulletins as early as 1916. The field’s original orientation placed home plate and a wooden backstop at the corner of Palmer Farm Road and the highway.
In 1997, Whitsett . . . — — Map (db m41753) HM|
|The bell tower signaled the beginning and the end of most activities at the Palmer Memorial Institute.These included classes, farming, meals, lights-out, and community as well as campus emergencies. — — Map (db m43116) HM|
|Canary Cottage (c.1927-1928) was the personal residence of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, where she hosted numerous social functions for faculty, students, and her many friends.
Dr. Brown did keep canaries at her home. It is because of the birds, . . . — — Map (db m43115) HM|
|The Carrie M. Stone Cottage was made possible primarily through the efforts of Brown's longtime friend, Daisy S. Bright. Stone Cottage, named for the wife of Palmer's largest benefactor, Galen L. Stone of Boston, also was called the teachers' . . . — — Map (db m41575) HM|
|Eliot Hall, named in honor of noted educator Charles W. Eliot (1834-1926), was the school's main dormitory for boys. The structure was built in 1934 and is similar in style to Galen Stone Hall for girls on the opposite end of the Palmer campus. . . . — — Map (db m41751) HM|
|The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum opened in 1987 to preserve and interpret the history and legacy of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Palmer Memorial Institute, and African American education in North Carolina. It is located on the former campus of the . . . — — Map (db m41572) HM|
|A remarkable example of achievement in the face of segregation and discrimination, Charlotte Hawkins Brown was buried on the grounds of the school she led for fifty years.
Charlotte Hawkins Brown was born in Vance County, North Carolina, the . . . — — Map (db m43305) HM|
|Built in 1927 and dedicated in honor of Galen Stone, by far Palmer's largest contributor, this building was the school's dormitory for girls. In 1950 Stone Hall suffered a disastrous fire. By the following fall, however, after a whirlwind campaign . . . — — Map (db m46154) HM|
|In Memory of
Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown
July 1976 — — Map (db m43306) HM|
|Kimball was the school's dining hall. Built in 1927, it honored the Kimball family of Massachusetts. In 1907, Helen F. Kimball purchased a 200-acre farm for the school's use.
Palmer students learned and practiced proper dining etiquette during . . . — — Map (db m43114) HM|
|One half mile south of this marker stands the house built by John McLean and his wife Jane Marshall McLean before 1767.
Col. Wm. Washington spent some time in this house in the spring of 1781. It has been the home of every successive . . . — — Map (db m39617) HM|
|Palmer grounds keeper James Rudd Sr. constructed the altar with stones brought from across the country and the Caribbean. Each morning Brown prayed before beginning her long day at the school.
The altar was a favorite place for students and . . . — — Map (db m43127) HM|
|Preparatory school for blacks founded 1902 by Charlotte Hawkins Brown. Named for Alice Freeman Palmer. Closed in 1971. Now state historic site. — — Map (db m39614) HM|
|In 1846, Christian abolitionists established the American Missionary Association (AMA). After the Civil War, the AMA provided schools for African Americans in the South and founded Bethany Institute here in 1870. Few educational opportunities . . . — — Map (db m41744) HM|