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Lexington, North Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
Captain Benjamin Merrill Marker
North Carolina (Davidson County), Lexington — Captain Benjamin Merrill
Sacrificed his life for the cause of regulators. Was executed by officials of the Crown, June 19, 1771. Home was 8 miles south. — Map (db m34379) HM
North Carolina (Davidson County), Lexington — City of LexingtonIncorporated 1828
Named during the Revolutionary War in 1775 after the Battle of Lexington. — Map (db m34388) HM
North Carolina (Davidson County), Lexington — Daniel Boone and Gen. Nathanael Greene
In 1750, Daniel Boone, age 16, came with his father from Pennsylvania and settled near Boone’s Ford on Yadkin River, then in Rowan, now Davidson County. Near this spot, in 1781, the American Army under Gen. Nathanael Greene passed on its way from . . . — Map (db m34377) HM
North Carolina (Davidson County), Lexington — Lexington in the Civil WarOccupation and Fire
President Jefferson Davis and his entourage paused here in Lexington on April 16-17, 1865, as the Confederate government fled south after the April 3 evacuation of Richmond, Virginia. While here, Davis telegraphed Gen. Joseph E. Johnston as to the . . . — Map (db m34182) HM
North Carolina (Davidson County), Lexington — K 44 — Old Davidson County Courthouse
Completed 1858. Interior was burned, 1865, rebuilt ca. 1867. Fine example of Classical Revival style. — Map (db m34184) HM
North Carolina (Davidson County), Lexington — Our Confederate Dead
Erected by The Robert E. Lee Chapter Daughters of the Confederacy No. 324 Sept. 14, 1905. [ Back of Monument: ] Sleep sweetly in your humble graves. Sleep martyrs of a fallen cause. For lo, a marble column craves the pilgrim here to pause. . . . — Map (db m34392) HM
North Carolina (Davidson County), Lexington — K 49 — Pilgrim Church
Established ca. 1757 as German Reformed. Known early as Leonard's Church. Fourth Building to occupy site stands 3/8 mi. NW. — Map (db m70026) HM
North Carolina (Davidson County), Lexington — Pine Grove CampConfederate Government Seat
For an hour on the evening of Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865, a pine grove outside Lexington became the de facto seat of government for the Confederate States of America and the state of North Carolina. President Jefferson Davis and his cabinet, . . . — Map (db m77700) HM
North Carolina (Davidson County), Lexington — The HomesteadUnexpected Houseguests
The Homestead was the home of Dr. William R. Holt, one of antebellum North Carolina’s most versatile and talented men, with interests in medicine, agriculture, education, religion, transportation, and manufacturing. In May 1865, when Dr. Holt . . . — Map (db m34190) HM
North Carolina (Davidson County), Lexington — K 56 — Wm. Rainey Holt
Physician. Advocate of scientific agriculture. His plantation “Linwood” was 6 miles southwest. Built home here, 1834. — Map (db m34193) HM

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