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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wilkesboro

 
Clickable Map of Wilkes 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 Wilkes County, NC (21) Alexander County, NC (6) Alleghany County, NC (6) Ashe County, NC (4) Caldwell County, NC (7) Iredell County, NC (22) Surry County, NC (18) Watauga County, NC (24) Yadkin County, NC (14)  WilkesCounty(21) Wilkes County (21)  AlexanderCounty(6) Alexander County (6)  AlleghanyCounty(6) Alleghany County (6)  AsheCounty(4) Ashe County (4)  CaldwellCounty(7) Caldwell County (7)  IredellCounty(22) Iredell County (22)  SurryCounty(18) Surry County (18)  WataugaCounty(24) Watauga County (24)  YadkinCounty(14) Yadkin County (14)
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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GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — M-31 — "Fort Hamby"
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
2North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — Colonel Ben Cleveland1738 - 1806
Colonel Ben Cleveland 1738 - 1806 Wilkes County Militia — Map (db m55491) HM
3North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — Fort HambyDeserters and Desperados
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
4North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — M-13 — James B. Gordon
Brigadier general in the Confederate States Army. Mortally wounded near Richmond, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Birthplace stands 300 yards north. — Map (db m55305) HM
5North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — M-55 — James Larkin Pearson1879-1981
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
6North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — M-42 — James Wellborn1767-1854
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
7North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — M-2 — Montfort Stokes1762-1842
Governor, 1830-1832; U.S. Senator; Federal Indian Commissioner. Home stood 1 mi. N. — Map (db m55490) HM
8North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — M-56 — North Wilkesboro Speedway
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
9North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — M-10 — Stoneman's Raid
On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman's U.S. cavalry occupied Wilkesboro, March 29, 1865. — Map (db m55297) HM
10North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — M-38 — Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church
Established in 1837; present church built in 1849-50. The first Presbyterian church in Wilkes County. — Map (db m55344) HM
 
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