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Lumberton, North Carolina Historical Markers

 
Angus W. McLean and John Willis Markers image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, March 1, 2017
Angus W. McLean and John Willis Markers
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — I-39 — Angus W. McLean
Governor, 1925–1929, Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury, 1920–1921. Home is 1 mile south, grave 100 yards N.W. — Map (db m102258) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — First Hebrew Congregation
Robeson County’s first Hebrew congregation was established on this site circa 1908. — Map (db m5295) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — I-67 — First Rural Health Department
In 1912 Robeson County established first rural health department in U.S. three blocks N. — Map (db m5256) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — I-38 — John Willis
Founder of Lumberton, captain in Revolution, later brigadier general; member of legislature, conventions of 1788, ’89. Plantation was here. — Map (db m102264) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — Lumberton Bicentennial Park
1787–1987. On August 14, 1787, John Willis deeded to the Lumberton Lottery Managers 170 acres of land, “being the well known as Red Bluff where the courts are held,” to be sold in lots for the creation of the Town of Lumberton. . . . — Map (db m5230) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — I-22 — Thompson Institute
Est. 1881 for blacks by Lumber River Bapt. Assoc. Boarding school; trained teachers; named for A.H. Thompson. Succeeded here by public school in 1942. — Map (db m102272) HM

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