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Gastonia, North Carolina Historical Markers

 
Daniel E. Rhyne Marker image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, September 18, 2013
Daniel E. Rhyne Marker
North Carolina (Gaston County), Gastonia — O 65 — Daniel E. Rhyne 1852-1931
Textile, furniture, and wagon manufacturer and banker. A benefactor of Lenoir Rhyne College. His grave 100 yds. E. — Map (db m70046) HM
North Carolina (Gaston County), Gastonia — King's Pinnacle
King's Pinnacle is named for the unique formation at its summit resembling a king's crown. The pinnacle is the highest peak in the park at 1,705 feet in elevation. It towers more than 800 feet above the surrounding landscape. It's elevation is . . . — Map (db m23399) HM
North Carolina (Gaston County), Gastonia — O 81 — Loray Strike
A strike in 1929 at the Loray Mill, 200 yards S., left two dead and spurred opposition to labor unions statewide. — Map (db m70045) HM
North Carolina (Gaston County), Gastonia — O 78 — North Carolina Orthopedic Hospital
State institution for crippled children, 1921 - 1979. R.B. Babington was its first president; O.L. Miller, founding surgeon. — Map (db m108788) HM
North Carolina (Gaston County), Gastonia — O 18 — 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 chartered . . . — Map (db m129257) HM

North Carolina (Gaston County), Gastonia — O 56 — R. Gregg Cherry
Governor of North Carolina, 1945 ~ 1949. State legislator. Promoted good roads and rural electrification. Grave is 3 miles S.E. — Map (db m108789) HM

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