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Smithfield, North Carolina Historical Markers

 
Ava Gardner Marker image, Touch for more information
By Brandon D Cross, May 21, 2019
Ava Gardner Marker
North Carolina (Johnston County), Smithfield — H-122 — Ava Gardner1922 – 1990
An actress in 67 films, from 1941 to 1986. An Academy Award nominee; Johnston County native. Gravesite 100 yards W. — Map (db m134817) HM
North Carolina (Johnston County), Smithfield — H 63 — Edward W. Pou
Congressman, 1901-1934. Chairman House Rules Committee during parts of administrations of Wilson, F.D. Roosevelt. Grave is 200 yds. south. — Map (db m70388) HM
North Carolina (Johnston County), Smithfield — Federal Line of March“Poor North Carolina …” — Carolinas Campaign —
(Preface): The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the “March to the Sea.” Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in . . . — Map (db m14712) HM
North Carolina (Johnston County), Smithfield — Hastings HouseJohnston’s Headquarters — Carolinas Campaign —
(Preface):The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the “March to the Sea.” Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in . . . — Map (db m14654) HM
North Carolina (Johnston County), Smithfield — Occupation of Smithfield“cheering … rolled along the lines” — Carolinas Campaign —
(Preface):The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the “March to the Sea.” Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in . . . — Map (db m14659) HM
North Carolina (Johnston County), Smithfield — Sherman Receives News of Lee's Surrender in SmithfieldJohnston County Courthouse — 1843 1921 —
In the early morning hours of April 12, 1865, two Union officers arrived here and delivered a telegram from General Ulysses S. Grant to General William T. Sherman, who was quartered in the Old Johnston County Courthouse, which stood on this site . . . — Map (db m28543) HM
North Carolina (Johnston County), Smithfield — H 74 — Sherman’s March
Enroute from Goldsboro to Raleigh, Sherman’s army camped 1 mile east and on April 12, 1865, celebrated the news of Lee’s surrender. — Map (db m14628) HM
North Carolina (Johnston County), Smithfield — The Town of SmithfieldRiverwalk Gives Founder's Commons New Life
The Town of Smithfield was founded ten months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Its origins, however, date back to the 1750s with the arrival of John Smith, one of the area’s earliest settlers. Neuse River Ferry . . . — Map (db m70389) HM
North Carolina (Johnston County), Smithfield — Town of Smithfield1777-1977
The Town of Smithfield was chartered April 23, 1777 The Bicentennial of the founding was commemorated with a series of events during April, 1977. The capsule herein contains momentos of our time We ask that this time capsule be . . . — Map (db m70387) HM

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