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North Carolina Division of Archives and History Historical Markers

These markers can be found along the roadside in North Carolina and have been erected by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History and predecessor agencies.
Battle of Alamance Marker image, Touch for more information
By Patrick G. Jordan, March 6, 2010
Battle of Alamance Marker
1North Carolina (Alamance County), Alamance — G-24 — Battle of Alamance
The militia under Royal Governor Tryon defeated the Regulators at this point, May 16, 1771.Map (db m28261) HM
2North Carolina (Alamance County), Alamance — G-111 — Battle of Clapp's Mill
Troops led by Henry Lee ambushed British cavalry of Banastre Tarleton one mile north, Mar. 2, 1781. Americans retreated under heavy British fire.Map (db m32592) HM
3North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-82 — Alamance Cotton Mill
Built 1837 by E. M. Holt. Produced Alamance Plaid, the first factory-dyed cotton cloth south of the Potomac. Stood here.Map (db m28695) HM
4North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-2 — Battle of Alamance
Militia under Governor William Tryon defeated Regulators on May 16, 1771. Six miles S.W.Map (db m175448) HM
5North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — GG-1 — Battle of Alamance
Here was fought (I) on May 16, 1771, the Battle of Alamance. Opposing forces were colonial militia, mainly from the eastern part of the province, commanded by Governor William Tryon, and a band of frontier dwellers known as Regulators, who had risen . . . Map (db m35055) HM
6North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-13 — Early Railroads
First public meeting to promote railroads in North Carolina, Aug. 1, 1828, was at Wm. Albright's home which stood 4 mi. S.E.Map (db m30693) HM
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7North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-58 — Henry Jerome Stockard
Poet, author of "Fugitive Lines" and other works; lifelong educator; president of Peace Institute, 1907-12. Home stood here.Map (db m29764) HM
8North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-126 — J. Spencer Love1896 - 1962
Founder of Burlington Mills, 1924; success of rayon propelled world's largest textile company. "Pioneer Plant" 3/4 mi. S.Map (db m29949) HM
9North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-89 — North Carolina Railroad
Company shops built here in 1857 for maintenance and repair of the N.C. Railroad. Closed in 1866.Map (db m197653) HM
10North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-22 — Pyle's Defeat
A body of Tories, going to join Cornwallis' Army at Hillsborough, was destroyed by a Whig force, Feb. 23, 1781. ¾ mile southwest.Map (db m28524) HM
11North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-22 — Pyle's Defeat
Tory militia going to join Cornwallis's army destroyed by Lee's Legion Feb. 1781 nearby on Col. Michael Holt's land.Map (db m175446) HM
12North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-33 — Trading Path
Colonial trading route, dating from 17th century, from Petersburg, Virginia, to Catawba and Waxhaw Indians in Carolina, passed nearby.Map (db m28700) HM
13North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-60 — Tryon’s Camp
Before and after the battle of Alamance, the militia of Governor William Tryon camped nearby, along Alamance Creek, May 13-19, 1771.Map (db m37373) HM
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14North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G-60 — Tryon's Camp
Before and after the Battle of Alamance, the Militia of the Governor William Tryon camped nearby, along Alamance Creek. May 13-19, 1771.Map (db m28526) HM
15North Carolina (Alamance County), Elon — G-52 — Elon University
Founded Elon College by the Christian Church in 1889. Coeducational. Burned in 1923; rebuilt 1923 - 26.Map (db m30100) HM
16North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — G-55 — Alexander Wilson
Teacher in Piedmont area from 1819 to 1867; operated own school in Alamance County, 1851 - 67. Home is 1 mile, grave is 3½ miles northeast.Map (db m29244) HM
17North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — G-96 — Graham College
Est. by the Christian Church, 1851, as Graham Institute; forerunner of Elon College. Burned in 1892. Stood 1 blk. west.Map (db m29894) HM
18North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — G-120 — Kirk-Holden War
Racial violence in Caswell and Alamance counties in 1870 led to martial law, under Col. Geo. W. Kirk, impeachment & removal of Gov. W.W. Holden.Map (db m28308) HM
19North Carolina (Alamance County), Haw River — G-59 — Thomas M. Holt
Governor, 1891-93; cotton mill owner. Sponsor of railroad development and state aid to education. Home stood 350 yards S.Map (db m29968) HM
20North Carolina (Alamance County), Haw River — G-81 — W. Kerr Scott
Governor, 1949 - 1953; United States Senator, 1954 - 1958; N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture, 1937 - 1948. Birthplace is nearby.Map (db m29305) HM
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21North Carolina (Alamance County), Mebane — G-54 — Alexander Mebane
Brigadier general of North Carolina militia, member House of Commons, conventions 1788, 1789, and U.S. Congress. His home stood nearby.Map (db m28808) HM
22North Carolina (Alamance County), Mebane — G-36 — Bingham School
Founded as Mt. Repose by William Bingham ca. 1815; closed in 1827. Stood 1½ mi. N. Later operated in Orange Co.Map (db m29303) HM
23North Carolina (Alamance County), Mebane — G-30 — Hawfields Church
Presbyterian, founded about 1755, three miles N.E. Henry Patillo the first pastor. Present building erected 1852.Map (db m29337) HM
24North Carolina (Alamance County), Mebane — G-34 — Trading Path
Colonial trading route, dating from 17th century, from Petersburg, Virginia, to the Catawba and Waxhaw Indians in Carolina, passed nearby.Map (db m28822) HM
25North Carolina (Alamance County), Mebane — G-134 — White Furniture
Founded here in 1881 by David and William White. Furnishings were sold widely. Plant was rebuilt after fire in 1923.Map (db m175444) HM
26North Carolina (Alamance County), Saxapahaw — G 95 — B. Everett Jordan1896 - 1974
United States Senator, 1958 - 1973, and textile executive. Home stands one mile northeast.Map (db m30266) HM
27North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — G-69 — Cane Creek Meeting
First Monthly Meeting of Friends in central North Carolina, 1751. Present building is on the original site.Map (db m30487) HM
28North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — G-21 — Lindley's Mill
In a Battle, September 13, 1781, Four Miles Southwest, Butler's Whigs Failed to Rescue Governor Burke From Fanning's Tories.Map (db m30270) HM
29North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — G-76 — Snow Camp
Settled by Quakers in 1749. Cornwallis camped in area after Battle of Guilford Courthouse and used home of Simon Dixon as headquarters.Map (db m32292) HM
30North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — G-91 — Spring Friends Meeting
Meeting house by 1761; Meeting recognized, 1773; Preparative Meeting, 1779; & Monthly Meeting, 1793.Map (db m30276) HM
31North Carolina (Alamance County), Swepsonville — G-128 — John Butler
Orange County sheriff in War of Regulation, 1770-1771; brigadier general, N.C. militia, 1777-84. Lived ¼ mi. N.Map (db m69973) HM
32North Carolina (Alexander County), Hiddenite — M-32 — Brantley York
Noted educator and minister. Founded York Collegiate Institute & numerous academies. Professor at Rutherford College. Grave 5mi. N.Map (db m156756) HM
33North Carolina (Alexander County), Hiddenite — M-29 — Hiddenite
A gem found only in N.C., named for W.E. Hidden, mineralogist of N.Y., who prospected in this area about 1880. Mines were nearby.Map (db m156754) HM
34North Carolina (Alleghany County), Ennice — M-49 — Blue Ridge Parkway
First rural national parkway. Construction began near here on September 11, 1935.Map (db m171496) HM
35North Carolina (Alleghany County), Laurel Springs — M-34 — Robert L. Doughton1863–1954
Congressman, 1911–1953. Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee 1833–1947. 1949–1953. Home 2/10 miles southeast.Map (db m104664) HM
36North Carolina (Alleghany County), Sparta — M-37 — Rufus A. Doughton
Legislator, 14 terms. Lt. Governor, 1893-1897. Headed Revenue & Highway Commissions. Was UNC Trustee for 56 years. Office was 30 feet west.Map (db m104663) HM
37North Carolina (Anson County), Ansonville — K-29 — Carolina Female College, 1850-67
Established by local planters, later operated by Methodist Church. Building was 150 yds. W.Map (db m175738) HM
38North Carolina (Anson County), Ansonville — K-57 — Ralf Freeman
Free black served as a Baptist pastor at Rocky River Church until law in 1831 barred blacks from public preaching. Buried 500 yards west.Map (db m77358) HM
39North Carolina (Anson County), Lilesville — K-17 — Samuel Spencer
Jurist & Antifederalist leader. Member of court which in 1787 issued the first reported precedent for judicial review. His home stood 3 miles N.E.Map (db m77357) HM
40North Carolina (Anson County), McFarlan — K-22 — North Carolina / South Carolina

North Carolina. Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c. 1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776

South Carolina. Formed in 1712 from part of Carolina, which was . . . Map (db m42303) HM
41North Carolina (Anson County), Morven — K-6 — John J. McRae1815-1868
Governor of Mississippi, 1854-1857. Member, U.S. Senate and House; Confederate congressman. Born 5 miles southeast.Map (db m42319) HM
42North Carolina (Anson County), Morven — K-7 — Sneedsborough
Laid out 1795. Promoted as inland port town on Pee Dee River by Archibald D. Murphey. Only graveyard remains, five miles southeast.Map (db m42309) HM
43North Carolina (Anson County), Polkton — KK-1 — Brown Creek Soil Conservation DistrictFirst in America
Here was established the first district in America for a systematic program of land erosion control. Known as the Brown Creek District because it embraced the area of the Brown Creek Watershed, it heralded the beginning of a national program of soil . . . Map (db m42349) HM
44North Carolina (Anson County), Polkton — K-11 — Leonidas L. Polk1837-1892
President of National Farmers' Alliance, 1889-1892; began Progressive Farmer, 1886; a founder of NCSU and Meredith College. Was born here.Map (db m42356) HM
45North Carolina (Anson County), Wadesboro — K-41 — Boggan-Hammond House
Eighteenth-century house built by Patrick Boggan, Revolutionary soldier & a founder of Wadesboro. Now historical museum. Located 2 blocks south.Map (db m42321) HM
46North Carolina (Anson County), Wadesboro — K-55 — Hugh Hammond Bennett1881-1960
“Father of soil conservation.” First chief of the Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1935-1952. Born 4 miles southwest.Map (db m42344) HM
47North Carolina (Anson County), Wadesboro — K-14 — Sherman's March
Kilpatrick's cavalry, a part of Sherman's army marching from Savannah to Goldsboro, passed through Wadesboro, March 3-5, 1865.Map (db m106579) HM
48North Carolina (Anson County), Wadesboro — K-40 — Thomas Samuel Ashe
Associate Justice, State Supreme Court, 1878-1887; Member of Congress, 1873-1877; Member of Confederate Congress; legislator. Home is one mile west.Map (db m42320) HM
49North Carolina (Ashe County), Grassy Creek — M 15 — North Carolina / Virginia
North Carolina. Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c. 1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776 Virginia. First permanent English colony in America, 1607, one of thirteen . . . Map (db m95737) HM
50North Carolina (Ashe County), Jefferson — M-20 — Asa Gray
American botanist and Harvard professor. In July 1841, investigated the region's flora. Headquarters was in house that stood 50 yds. N.Map (db m95736) HM
51North Carolina (Ashe County), Peak Creek — M-28 — Ore Knob Mine
Copper mine operated intermittently, 1850s to 1962. Site of Ore Knob, boom mining town, incorporated 1875. Shafts 1 mile north.Map (db m104668) HM
52North Carolina (Avery County), Banner Elk — N-43 — Lees-McRae College
Presbyterian. Founded in 1900 by Edgar Tufts. Named for teacher Elizabeth McRae & benefactor Mrs. S. P. Lees. Senior college since 1988.Map (db m98511) HM
53North Carolina (Avery County), Banner Elk — N-36 — Shepherd M. Dugger
Author of The Balsam Groves of the Grandfather Mountain, 1892; educator and humorist. Grave one block south.Map (db m77549) HM
54North Carolina (Avery County), Crossnore — N-44 — Crossnore School
Founded by Mary Martin Sloop, physician, 1913, to serve region's youth. Weaving Room, est. 1920, boosted revival of handicrafts. Campus ½ mi. W.Map (db m77493) HM
55North Carolina (Avery County), Elk Park — N-6 — Cranberry Mines
Iron ore deposits near here were mined from ca. 1826 until 1930. Supplied iron to the Confederacy.Map (db m44969) HM
56North Carolina (Avery County), Newland — N-5 — Yellow Mountain Road
Along a route nearby the "Over-Mountain Men" marched to victory at King's Mountain, 1780.Map (db m77477) HM
57North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-48 — Alexander Stewart
Anglican minister to N.C., 1753-71. Served parish of St. Thomas & as chaplain to Gov. Arthur Dobbs. Erected first glebe house on record in the colony.Map (db m65664) HM
58North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-5 — Christopher Galeca. 1679-1735
Chief Justice of colony of North Carolina, 1712. Lived nearby at "Kirby Grange," his plantation.Map (db m65701) HM
59North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — BB-1 — Colonial Bath
Bath, oldest town in North Carolina, was established in 1705. The first settlers were French Huguenots from Virginia. Among the early English inhabitants were John Lawson, author of the first history of Carolina (1709) and Christopher Gale, Chief . . . Map (db m67574) HM
60North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-47 — Edward Teach
Notorious pirate called "Blackbeard." Lived in Bath while Charles Eden was governor. Killed at Ocracoke, 1718.Map (db m178041) HM
61North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-21 — First Post Road
The road from New England to Charleston, over which mail was first carried regularly in North Carolina, 1738-39, passed near this spot.Map (db m65358) HM
62North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-6 — First Public Library
In North Carolina was set up near this spot about 1700. Books sent from England by Rev. Thos. Bray.Map (db m66103) HM
63North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — BB-2 — Historic Bath
Bath, the oldest incorporated town in North Carolina, was established in 1705. By the 1708 the town consisted of twelve houses and a population of fifty people. Among the early inhabitants were John Lawson, Surveyor General of the colony and . . . Map (db m67575) HM
64North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-56 — James Adams Floating Theatre
Toured coastal towns, 1913-1941. Edna Ferber's 1925 visit to ship, then docked nearby, was basis for her novel Show Boat.Map (db m66515) HM
65North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-25 — John F. Tompkins
Agricultural reformer, a founder of the State Fair, published and edited the "Farmer's Journal", 1852-53, in Bath. This was his home.Map (db m67567) HM
66North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-63 — John Garziaca. 1690-1744
Anglican minister, born in Spain. Served parish, 1733-1744, in spite of difficulties inherent to life in colonial N.C.Map (db m67170) HM
67North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-27 — Matthew Rowan
Acting governor, 1753-54. Councilor, assemblyman, and Surveyor General. Merchant in the Irish trade. His home was here.Map (db m67566) HM
68North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — BB-3 — Palmer-Marsh House
Colonial home of Colonel Robert Palmer, Surveyor-General of North Carolina 1753-1771 and Collector of Customs for the Port of Bath. Built c. 1744, probably by Michael Coutanche, it is one of the oldest surviving dwelling-houses in the State. . . . Map (db m66701) HM
69North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-62 — Port Of Bath
Colony's first town, incorporated March 8, 1705. Home to first port of entry, 1716; exported naval stores.Map (db m65501) HM
70North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-3 — St. Thomas Church
Episcopal. Oldest church building in the state of North Carolina; was constructed in 1734.Map (db m67568) HM
71North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bunyan — B-8 — Granville Grant
Formed northern half of colony of North Carolina. Its southern boundary was surveyed in 1743 to a point near here.Map (db m65275) HM
72North Carolina (Beaufort County), Chocowinity — B-17 — Fort Hill
Site of Confederate batteries on Pamlico River which enabled General D. H. Hill's forces to besiege Washington in spring of 1863. Five miles east.Map (db m52837) HM
73North Carolina (Beaufort County), Chocowinity — B-46 — Trinity Church
Episcopal. Originally Blount’s Chapel. Built ca. 1774 by Rev. Nathaniel Blount. Moved in 1939 from original site nearby.Map (db m52776) HM
74North Carolina (Beaufort County), Chocowinity — C-36 — Trinity School
Episcopal boys school founded in 1851 by The Rev. N.C. Hughes. Open off and on until 1908. Many students entered ministry. Stood here.Map (db m52835) HM
75North Carolina (Beaufort County), Washington — B-74 — African Americans Defend Washington
Prior to formation of 1st N.C. Colored Volunteers, about 100 black men were armed to aid Union forces during the siege of Washington in 1863.Map (db m114466) HM
76North Carolina (Beaufort County), Washington — B-15 — Attack On Washington
Town taken by Federals, March, 1862. Confederate efforts to recapture it failed, 1862 and 1863.Map (db m64758) HM
77North Carolina (Beaufort County), Washington — B-16 — Burning Of Washington
The town was burned and shelled by evacuating United States troops in April, 1864.Map (db m64759) HM
78North Carolina (Beaufort County), Washington — B-36 — C. C. Cambreleng
Congressman from New York, 1821-39; House leader for Jackson & Van Buren; minister to Russia; merchant. Was born in this town, 1786.Map (db m65820) HM
79North Carolina (Beaufort County), Washington — B-33 — Daniel G. Fowle
Governor, 1889-91, state Adjutant General, 1863, Confederate officer, superior court judge, state legislator. His home was here.Map (db m65862) HM
80North Carolina (Beaufort County), Washington — B-28 — DeMille Family
Home of motion picture producer Cecil B. DeMille & his father, playwright Henry C. DeMille, stood five blocks west.Map (db m65580) HM
81North Carolina (Beaufort County), Washington — B-14 — Dr. Susan Dimock
Native of Washington, Zurich graduate, head of a Boston hospital, 1st woman member N.C. Medical Society, 1872. Her girlhood home was here.Map (db m66169) HM
82North Carolina (Beaufort County), Washington — B-51 — John Gray Blount1752~1833
Merchant & land speculator. Shipping interests across eastern N.C.; also invested in western N.C. land. Home stood here.Map (db m67373) HM
83North Carolina (Beaufort County), Washington — B-65 — John H. Small1858-1946
Congressman, 1899-1921. Chair, Cmte. on Rivers & Harbors; champion of Intracoastal Waterway. Home stood 40 yds. E.Map (db m67564) HM
84North Carolina (Beaufort County), Washington — B-24 — Josephus Daniels
Secretary of the Navy, 1913-21; Ambassador to Mexico; editor; author. Birthplace stood here.Map (db m67565) HM
85North Carolina (Beaufort County), Washington — B-61 — Lindsay C. Warren1889-1976
U.S. Comptroller General, 1940-54; Member, U.S. House 1925-40. Sponsor Cape Hatteras National Seashore Act. Lived here.Map (db m67563) HM
86North Carolina (Beaufort County), Washington — B-39 — Siege Of Washington
Confederates failed to recapture town, March-April, 1863, but held it March-Nov., 1864.Map (db m64757) HM
87North Carolina (Beaufort County), Washington — B-59 — St. John the Evangelist Church
The first Roman Catholic church in North Carolina. Consecrated, 1829. Burned by Federal troops, 1864. Stood one block east.Map (db m67562) HM
88North Carolina (Bertie County), Merry Hill — A 49 — "Scotch Hall"
Plantation setting for the novel "Bertie," by George R. Throop (1851), tutor in the family of Geo. W. Capehart. House built 1838 is 8 mi. S.E.Map (db m56987) HM
89North Carolina (Bertie County), Merry Hill — A-10 — Salmon Creek and Eden House: Seedbed of the Colony
Along the banks of the Chowan River and Salmon Creek, the seeds were planted for the colony and state of North Carolina. From these roots in the 1600s emerged the refined plantation life of the ruling colonial gentry in the 1700s, made possible by . . . Map (db m56927) HM
90North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — A 74 — "Windsor Castle"
Built 1858 by Patrick H. Winston, Jr. Birthplace of sons George T., educator; Francis D., lt. gov., 1905-1909; & Robert W., writer. 100 yards east.Map (db m60651) HM
91North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — A 7 — David Stone
Governor, 1808-10; U.S. Senator; Congressman. "Hope," his home, stands 4 miles northwest.Map (db m60650) HM
92North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — A 36 — Locke Craig1860-1925
Governor, 1913-1917; teacher, lawyer, state legislator. His birthplace is one mile N.E.Map (db m60652) HM
93North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — A 57 — Naval Battle, 1864
The Confederate ironclad ram Albemarle, led by Capt. J.W. Cooke, crossed Batchelor's Bay, May 5, 1864, and fought seven Union warships 15 mi. E.Map (db m56990) HM
94North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — A-48 — Roanoke River
Early channel of trade, its valley long an area of plantations. Frequent floods until 1952; since controlled by Kerr Dam. Old name was "Moratuck".Map (db m67521) HM
95North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — A 41 — William Blount
Member of Continental Congress, signer of the Federal Constitution, governor S.W. Territory, Senator from Tennessee. Birthplace ⅕ mi. S.W.Map (db m60649) HM
96North Carolina (Bladen County), Elizabethtown — I-11 — Battle of Elizabethtown
Whigs broke Tory power in Bladen County, August, 1781, driving them into Tory Hole, 50 yards north.Map (db m27536) HM
97North Carolina (Bladen County), Tar Heel — I-37 — Thomas Robeson
Colonel in Revolution, member of provincial congresses and state senator. Robeson County is named for him. His home stood ½ mile N.E.Map (db m18070) HM
98North Carolina (Bladen County), White Lake — I-76 — Future Farmers of America
Began in N.C. as Young Tar Heel Farmers, 1928, to promote vocational agriculture in schools. Camp here since 1928.Map (db m79996) HM
99North Carolina (Bladen County), White Lake — I-78 — White Lake CCC Camp
An installation of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Initiated modern park improvements. Established here 1835; closed 1942.Map (db m60360) HM
100North Carolina (Brunswick County), Belville — D-25 — Alfred Moore
Associate Justice United States Supreme Court, 1799–1804, officer in the Revolution, state Attorney General, Judge. Home was 18¾ mi. S.Map (db m6419) HM

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