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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wilkesboro
Wilkesboro, North Carolina and Vicinity
▶ Wilkes County (21) ▶ Alexander County (6) ▶ Alleghany County (6) ▶ Ashe County (4) ▶ Caldwell County (7) ▶ Iredell County (22) ▶ Surry County (18) ▶ Watauga County (24) ▶ Yadkin County (14)
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|Fortified stronghold of band of robbers & army deserters, was captured by force of citizens in May, 1865. Stood one mile north. — — Map (db m98950) HM|
|Colonel Ben Cleveland
1738 - 1806
Wilkes County Militia — — Map (db m55491) HM|
|The site of Fort Hamby is located about half a mile south of here. The two-story log house was not a military fortification. It got its name after 20 to 30 Union and Confederate deserters occupied it at the end of the war. Their leader, who gave his . . . — — Map (db m55373) HM|
|Brigadier general in the Confederate States Army. Mortally wounded near Richmond, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Birthplace stands 300 yards north. — — Map (db m55305) HM|
|Poet Laureate of N.C., 1953-1981; printer and editor. Published newspaper, The Fool-Killer, 1910-29. Grave 5 mi. S — — Map (db m55322) HM|
|Served 27 years as state senator; colonel in War of 1812; delegate to the Constitutional Convention 1835. Grave is 1/5 mi. N. — — Map (db m55319) HM|
|Governor, 1830-1832; U.S. Senator; Federal Indian Commissioner. Home stood 1 mi. N. — — Map (db m55490) HM|
|Pioneer NASCAR dirt track. Built 1946; paved in 1958. Hosted sanctioned events, 1949-96. 5/8 mile oval 3 mi. W. — — Map (db m55488) HM|
|On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman's U.S. cavalry occupied Wilkesboro, March 29, 1865. — — Map (db m55297) HM|
|Established in 1837; present church built in 1849-50. The first Presbyterian church in Wilkes County. — — Map (db m55344) HM|