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Wilson, North Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By Brandon D Cross, February 2, 2019
Alpheus Branch Marker
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — Alpheus Branch
In 1872 founded Branch and Hadley, with Thomas Hadley. Later BB & T. Promoter of cotton railroads and education. Second home stood here. — Map (db m130594) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F 30 — Barton College
Founded in 1902 by the Christian Church of N.C. as Atlantic Christian College. Renamed 1990 for a church foumder, Barton W. Stone. — Map (db m28655) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F 55 — Charles Lee Coon1868-1927
Educational reformer, historian and author. Secty. of Child Labor Committee, 1904-1916. Home was ½ blk. west. — Map (db m28661) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — Combat Wounded Veterans(Wilson County)
Dedicated To All The Men And Women In All Wars Combat Wounded Veterans My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country's way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will . . . — Map (db m66572) WM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F 73 — Elizabeth Gold Swindell1896-1983
Journalist. Publisher of Wilson Daily Times, 1956-1983. First woman to lead the N.C. Press Assoc. Lived here. — Map (db m130596) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F 68 — First ABC Store
First Alcoholic Beverage Control store in N.C. opened here, July 2, 1935, ending Prohibition, state law since 1909. — Map (db m28552) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F-69 — Hackney Wagon Company
Manufacturer of farm & delivery wagons; est. 1903. Peak production was 15,000 per year. Factory was 1/4 mi. NE. — Map (db m65233) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F-56 — Henry G. Conner1852-1924
Justice of N.C. Supreme Court; Federal District Judge; state legislator. Grave is 3.5 mi. west. — Map (db m66067) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — John Fletcher Bruton
Lawyer, Educator, Banker, Mayor. Arrived in Wilson in 1881. An organizer of N.C. Banker’s Association. An original director of the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond. President of Wilson Trust and Savings Bank. A founder of Kinsey Female Seminary in . . . — Map (db m130602) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — Josephus Daniels
Secretary of the U.S. Navy 1913-1923; U.S. Ambassador to Mexico; editor; author; Childhood home stood here, beside the Post Office. — Map (db m130601) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F-32 — Military Hospital
Confederate. Headed by Dr. S. S. Satchwell in building of the Wilson Female Seminary, which was chartered in 1859. Stood 1½ blocks S.E. — Map (db m66674) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F-64 — Owen L. W. Smith1851~1926
U.S. minister to Liberia, 1898-1902; born into slavery. Pastor, St. John A.M.E. Zion Church in Wilson. Lived 1/10 mi. N. — Map (db m67579) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F-54 — P.D. Gold1833-1920
Primitive Baptist leader & for 50 years editor of Zion's Landmark. Office & home was 1/2 blk. NE. — Map (db m67585) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F 39 — R.D.W. Connor
First Archivist of the U.S., 1934-41. Secretary of the N.C. Historical Commission, historian, author, and teacher. His birthplace stood here. — Map (db m28550) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — The Wilson Times“A Community Institution”
Founded in 1896 by John D. Gold, who learned the newspaper business from his father, P.D. Gold, publisher of Zion’s Landmark. Published at this location from 1896 to 1983. — Map (db m130592) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F-33 — Toisnot Church
Baptist. Founded 1756. Was moved 3 1/2 miles west in 1803. Early church site and graveyard are 350 yards south. — Map (db m67580) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — Wilson County Civil War Memorial
To The Valor Of Wilson County SoldiersMap (db m68787) WM

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