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A Memorial to British Troops Who Died in the Old Meeting House Marker image, Touch for more information
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
A Memorial to British Troops Who Died in the Old Meeting House Marker
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — A Memorial to British Troops Who Died in the Old Meeting House
A memorial to British troops who died in the Old Meeting House during Cornwallis encampment here on his retreat from Guilford Courthouse March 1781. Erected by Troop 46 B.S.A. Henry Overman Leader Who Died Before Completing It. — Map (db m30558) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — Allen House — Circa 1780
Original frontier log dwelling built by Quaker John Allen III. House stood approximately 400 feet southeast. Housed five generations. Moved in 1965 to Alamance Battleground State Historic Site. — Map (db m30287) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — Cane Creek Friends Meeting Since 1751 / Abigail Overman Pike 1709 - 1781
Side 1: Cane Creek Friends Meeting Since 1751 The first Cane Creek Meetinghouse stood about two miles east on land belonging to John Stanfield. The first of four meetinghouses on this site was built in 1764 on land given by William . . . — Map (db m30682) HM
North 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
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — Cane Creek Meeting House — Suffering for Peace
The Quakers (Society of Friends) were early anti-slavery supporters of the Underground Railroad. Once the war erupted and Alamance County residents chose sides, supporters of the Confederacy regarded the Friends as Unionists. Never attacked directly . . . — Map (db m45538) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — Ernest Peter Dixon — 1879 - 1953 — A Master Teacher - Father of Eli Whitney Schools
Educator, historian, civic leader, farmer, a teacher in the public schools of North Carolina for 32 years. 22 years in this community he motivated his students and the community, his home place stands 2 miles northwest. — Map (db m30283) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — Freedom Hill Church — No Slaveholder can be a Christian!
A mile south of here is the site of Freedom Hill Wesleyan Methodist Church, a simple frame building that measured 27 by 36 feet and was dedicated in March 1848. When local residents sent a plea for a minister to the Wesleyans in Ohio in 1847, the . . . — Map (db m46020) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — General John Butler
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North 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
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — Micajah McPherson — We have Fought the Good Fight and Kept Our Faith
Micajah McPherson, a trustee of Freedom Hill Wesleyan Methodist Church and abolitionist, was lynched about a mile and a half southeast of here. Although there are different stories about his lynching, they agree that he was an innocent man lynched . . . — Map (db m46021) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — September 13, 1781 — (Battle of Lindley's Mill)
On these grounds, Revolutionaries and Loyalists were buried together in mass graves by people of this neighborhood, who also cared for the wounded in their homes. Additional burials are at Spring Meeting House. — Map (db m30695) HM
North 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
North 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
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — The Battle of Lindley's Mill — September 13, 1781
At this site, Patriot militia commanded by Brigadier General John Butler ambushed loyalist militia commanded by Colonel David Fanning in an effort to free prisoners, whom the Loyalist had captured at Hillsborough the previous day. Although losses . . . — Map (db m30696) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — The Battle of Lindley's Mill Memorial
In Memory of the Whig and Tory Soldiers who died in the Battle of Lindley's Mill 14th D. 11 Mo. 1781 and were buried here and on the battlefield Erected 7th Day 10 Mo. 1979 — Map (db m30594) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — Uncle Eli's Quilting Party — Began here in former Eli Whitney School
In 1921 Principal E.P. Dixon started high school classes in nearby vacant cotton gin, naming school for the inventor Eli Whitney. In 1923 high school classes relocated to building on this site. In 1928 a primary grade school building was . . . — Map (db m33345) HM

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