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By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
“Elmwood” Marker
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 54 — “Elmwood”
Home of chief justices John L. Taylor & Thos. Ruffin; of Wm. Gaston, Romulus M. Saunders, & Samuel A. Ashe. Built about 1813. Is 70 yds. N. — Map (db m63173) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — 32 Pounder Naval Cannon
Taken in June 1861 when the Navy Yard at Norfolk was abandoned by the United States Banded and Condverted at Richmond into a 6 inch rifle mounted at Fort Caswell North Carolina Dismounted by exploding magazines when the Confederates evacuated . . . — Map (db m40757) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — 81st or Wildcat Division
In memory of the 81st or Wildcat Division World War 1917–18 — Map (db m63164) WM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — A.I.A Tower
A.I.A. Tower North Carolina Chapter American Institute of Architects Chapter Founded(AIA) August 8, 1913 Building Dedicated October 18, 1963 Raleigh Historic Site Water Tower 1887 — Map (db m93208) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 80 — Alexander B. Andrews — 1841 - 1915 —
Railroad builder and financier, Vice-president, Southern Railroad: superintendent, North Carolina Railroad. Home is here. — Map (db m32560) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Anderson
Geo. B. Anderson Brigadier General Confederate States Army Born April 12th 1831. Died Oct. 16th 1862 of a wound received at the battle of Sharpsburg. ( Back of Monument : ) Seven Pines Mechanicsville Cold Harbor Malvern Hill South . . . — Map (db m63255) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 6 — Andrew Johnson1808 - 1875
President of the United States, 1865-69. Born near here in a kitchen now located 1 mile N.E. — Map (db m63139) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 11 — Andrew Johnson1808 - 1875
The small kitchen in which the seventeenth President of the United States was born stands 64 yards west. — Map (db m63144) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Andrew Johnson Birth Site
125 feet east of this point Andrew Johnson seventeenth president was born, Dec. 29, 1808 — Map (db m63138) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 119 — Anna J. Cooper1858-1964
Educator, orator, & early black feminist. Graduate, St.Augustine's. Author, A Voice from the South (1892). Grave 2½ blks. S. — Map (db m94828) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Birthplace of Andrew Johnson
Birthplace of Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States, was born in this house on December 29, 1808. At that time the house stood on Fayetteville Street. In July 1904, it was purchased by the Colonial Dames and later . . . — Map (db m63146) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Blakely Cannon
Fawcett, Preston & Company of Liverpool, England, cast this 4-inch, 18-pounder rifled cannon in 1862 and sold it to the Confederacy. It was part of a “flying battery” of field artillery stationed at Fort Fisher that protected . . . — Map (db m63221) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Charles Duncan Mc Iver
Charles Duncan Mc Iver Educational statesman *           *           * Born 27th September 1860 Died 17th September 1906 ( Left Side Marker : ) Founder and first President of the State Normal and Industrial College for women ( Right . . . — Map (db m63231) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 103 — Charles N. Hunter1852-1931
Black teacher, writer, & reformer. Principal, Berry O'Kelly School; a founder, N.C. Industrial Assoc. Lived 1 block S. — Map (db m77828) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Episcopal Church has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America — Map (db m40782) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Confederate Monument
In memory of our Confederate Dead --------------- Erected A.D. 1870 Sleep warrior, sleep the struggle. The battle cry is hushed. Our standards have been lowered. Our blooming hopes been crushed. Sleep for thy name is cherished By the bravest and the . . . — Map (db m63267) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — CSS H.L. Hunley Memorial
On February 17th, 1864 the CSS H.L. Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat. The sub was lost that night as well, when it sank just outside Charleston Harbour in SC. with all eight crew members perishing. Crew member James A. . . . — Map (db m63250) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Estey Hall
Estey Hall
has ben listed on National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m94878) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 117 — Executive Mansion
Official residence, N.C. governors, it was completed 1891 on Burke Square using prison labor. Architects, A.G. Bauer & Samuel Sloan. — Map (db m32553) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 22 — Experimental Railroad
Est. 1833. Horses hauled granite for the Capitol over a railroad from a quarry 1¼ miles S.E. — Map (db m40790) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 110 — Fannie E. S. Heck1862 - 1915
Social activist; writer. Led the Baptist Woman's Missionary Union after 1892. A benefactor of present Meredith College. Lived in this house. — Map (db m32628) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — First Baptist Church
[Top plaque:] First Baptist Church Built in 1859 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior [Bottom plaque:] Baptist Church A.D. 1859 Wm. . . . — Map (db m126213) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 45 — First N.C. State Fair
Sponsored by the State Agricultural Society, the fair was held here, October 18-21, 1853. — Map (db m77829) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 100 — First Presbyterian Church
Organized 1816. Site of Constitutional Convention of 1835. State Supreme Court met here,1831-40, after Capitol fire. This building completed 1900. — Map (db m63165) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — First Presbyterian Church
Organized January 21, 1816 First building on this site dedicated February 7, 1818 Present building dedicated September 16, 1900 Sanctuary remodeled 1956 — Map (db m94802) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Frederick Augustus Olds(1853-1935)
Colonel Fred Olds founded the Hall of History, now the North Carolina Museum of History, in 1902. He devoted his life to preserving the state's heritage. In memory of Dellie Hardison Smith, a creative planner for this North Carolina . . . — Map (db m126212) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 109 — Freedmen’s Convention
Delegates resolved to seek equal rights for state’s freed blacks. Met, Sept. 29 – Oct. 3, 1865, one block north. — Map (db m63161) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 99 — Gales Family
Joseph, Raleigh Register founder, 1799; his wife Winifred, early novelist; sons Joseph and Weston, editors, lived 2 blks. E. — Map (db m126208) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 31 — General Grant
In the Governor’s Palace April 24-27, 1865, Grant conferred with Sherman and approved new terms for surrender of Johnston’s Confederate Army. — Map (db m63140) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Geodetic Survey Stones1853 - 1854
Site used by U.S. Coastal and Geodetic Survey to measure the precise longitude and latitude of Raleigh by taking simultaneous readings of the positions of the stars here and at locations in Richmond, Va. and Charleston and Columbia, S.C. A temporary . . . — Map (db m40858) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 8 — Governor’s Palace
Completed 1816. Vance was the last governor to reside there, 1862-5. Stood 50 yards south.. — Map (db m63141) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Governor’s Palace of North Carolina
On this site stood the Governor’s Palace of North Carolina 1816 – 1865 where General LaFayette was entertained March 2-3, 1825. — Map (db m63142) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Henry Clay Oak
Henry Clay, on a visit to this city, wrote the famous Raleigh Letter, April 17, 1844, opposing the annexation of Texas. Many authorities believe that this statement cost him the presidential election of 1844. According to tradition Clay wrote the . . . — Map (db m63175) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Henry Lawson Wyatt
Private in Bethel Regiment North Carolina Volunteers Killed at Bethel Church June 10, 1861 First Confederate soldier to fall in battle in the War Between the States. (back of marker) Wyatt's Comrades In dash to burn the . . . — Map (db m41569) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 86 — James H. Harris1832 - 1891
Black legislator & orator; member 1868 convention; a founder of Republican Party & Union League in N.C. Home was 1 block W. — Map (db m63244) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 87 — James H. Young1860 - 1921
Colonel of black N.C. regiment in war with Spain; edited Raleigh Gazette; legislator. Home was 25 ft. W. — Map (db m63243) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 95 — Jane McKimmon1867 - 1957
Home economist. From 1911 to 1937 she organized and led N. C.’s home demonstration program. Lived here. — Map (db m63239) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H2 — Joel Lane House
Built prior to 1770 and often site of political meetings. Decision to locate Raleigh on Lane’s land made there, 1792. Stands 2 blocks south. — Map (db m63236) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H-55 — John L. Taylor1769-1829
First Chief Justice of N.C. Supreme Court, 1819-1829; author of numerous legal works. Grave is ½ mi. E. Home is 1 mi. S.W. — Map (db m97285) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 71 — John S. Ravenscroft
First Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of N.C.; 1823-1830. Active in the revival of the Church. Interred in church 50 yds. south. — Map (db m63242) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Josephus Daniels
Editor, author, public official Son of Josephus Daniels and Mary Cleaves Seabrook Born in Washington, N.C. May 18, 1862 Married to Addie Worth Bagley of Raleigh May 2, 1888 Died in Raleigh, N.C. January 15, 1948 . . . — Map (db m126210) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 59 — Josiah W. Bailey
United States Senator, 1931-1946. A Baptist leader and editor of “The Biblical Recorder.” Home was here. — Map (db m63237) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Just Like the Liberty Bell
This exact replica of the Liberty Bell is the same size, weight, and material as the original. Therefore, it has the same tone that the Liberty Bell would have if it could be rung. The bell, cast in France, weighs 2, 080 pounds. It is 85 percent . . . — Map (db m73012) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 52 — L. O’B. Branch
Confederate brigadier general; president of Raleigh and Gaston Railroad, 1852-55; member of Congress, 1855-61. Home here, grave ⅔ mi. east. — Map (db m63157) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 94 — Lamar Stringfield — 1897 ~ 1959 —
Musician and composer. First conductor of the N.C. Symphony, 1932-38. Boyhood home 3 blks. E. — Map (db m7536) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H-111 — Leonard Medical School
Nation's first four-year medical school. Trained 400 African American physicians. Operated here from 1882 to 1918. — Map (db m31725) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 27 — Leonidas L. Polk1837 - 1892
President of National Farmers’ Alliance, 1889 - 1892; began Progressive Farmer, 1886; a founder of NCSU and Meredith College. House is here. — Map (db m63235) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 70 — Medical Society of North Carolina
Successor to earlier group founded in 1799. Formed here in 1849. Dr. Edmund Strudwick was first president. — Map (db m40783) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 82 — N.C. Division of Archives & History
Organized as the N.C. Historical Commission in 1903; R.D.W. Connor, first secretary. Moved to this building, 1968. — Map (db m34409) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 89 — N.C. Pharmaceutical Association
Organized in 1880 at a meeting held in the Senate Chamber. E.M. Nadal of Wilson was the first president. — Map (db m41570) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — N.C. State Capitol
State Capitol has been designated a -------------------- National Historic Landmark -------------------- This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1974 National Park Service . . . — Map (db m63233) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 35 — N.C. State Museum of Natural Sciences
Collection began with 1851 geological survey: a museum since 1879: H.H. Brimley, curator from 1895 to 1946. — Map (db m32543) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — North CarolinaCivil War Trails
North Carolina’s Civil War stories are as diverse as its landscape. The Outer Banks and coastal rivers saw action early in the war, as Union forces occupied the region. Stories abound of naval battles, blockade running, Federal raids and the . . . — Map (db m63218) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 106 — North Carolina Bar Association
Organized here, Feb. 10, 1899, in room then used by N.C. Supreme Court. Platt Walker of Charlotte, group's first president. — Map (db m88108) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — North Carolina Confederate POWs
This monument honors the remains of one hundred and seven North Carolina Confederate soldiers, some known only to God, who died between 1863 and 1865 in Washington DC, as prisoners of war, and who were interred in Arlington National Cemetery. On . . . — Map (db m63725) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H-65 — North Carolina Dental Society
Organized in 1856 in the Guion Hotel, which stood here. Dr. W.F. Bason, Haw River, first president. — Map (db m31754) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — North Carolina Medical Society 150th Anniversary1849 - 1999
Founded April 16, 1849, the North Carolina Medical Society has fostered the advancement of medical science, to maintain high ethical standards and to promote all aspects of the profession with the goal of relieving suffering and improving the . . . — Map (db m63246) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 48 — North Carolina Museum of History
Collection gathered by Fred Olds merged 1902 with state's artifacts to create Hall of History. Moved here in 1994. — Map (db m32540) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — North Carolina State CapitolLast Signal Station — 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 Virginia . . . — Map (db m63150) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 85 — North Carolina State Library
Established 1812 under Wm. Hill, Sec. of State; James F. Taylor first state librarian, 1843. Moved here in 1968. — Map (db m63234) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — North Carolina Veterans' Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the heroic men and women of North Carolina who served in America's wars. As long as the flame of freedom burns, the memory of their sacrifice for peace shall endure. (east side) World War I . . . — Map (db m40800) WM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of North Carolina who served with dignity and honor in the Vietnam War Dedicated on May 23, 1987Map (db m40789) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 67 — Oakwood Cemetery
Governors Aycock, Bragg, Fowle, Holden, Swain, and Worth, other notables and Confederates buried there. 3 blocks E. — Map (db m63143) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 30 — Old Breastworks
Breastworks were thrown up around Raleigh, 1863, by order of Governor Vance, for protection against Federal raids. Remains are 1/3 mile W. — Map (db m63162) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Old Hickory Highway
Old Hickory Highway Erected in loving Memory of those Who served in The World War — Map (db m40795) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Olivia Raney Library
As a memorial to his wife Olivia Blount Cowper Raney (1861 - 1896), Richard Beverly Raney in 1899 established the Olivia Raney Library which stood on this site. His gift funded the construction and equipment of a public library that served Raleigh . . . — Map (db m40753) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 9 — Peace College
Founded by Presbyterian elder Wm. Peace 1857 as school for women; opened 1872. Main building used as Confederate hospital & by Freedmen’s Bureau. — Map (db m63264) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 33 — Pettigrew Hospital
Site of Confederate hospital. U.S. Army barracks. Confederate Soldiers' Home. 1891-1938. — Map (db m77830) WM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Presidents North Carolina Gave The Nation
1795 - 1849 James Knox Polk of Mecklenburg County President 1845 - 1849 He enlarged our national boundaries 1767 - 1845 Andrew Jackson of Union County President 1829 - 1837 He revitalized American Democracy 1808 - . . . — Map (db m40797) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 23 — Raleigh and Gaston Railroad
Chartered in 1835 and completed in 1840. Length 85 miles. Its southern terminus was 400 ft. W. — Map (db m77788) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Samuel A'Court Ashe, LL. D.1840 - 1938
Patriot-Soldier-Historian-Legislator-Editor-Christian Citizen Captain and assistant adjutant general of Pender's staff, C.S.A. Heroic defender of Fort Wagner And twice cited for conspicuous service in the battles of Cedar Run and Second . . . — Map (db m41014) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H-32 — Shaw University
Founded 1865 by Baptist missionary Henry Martin Tupper. Chartered 1875; named for benefactor Elijah Shaw of Mass. — Map (db m31719) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Shotwell
In Memoriam ---------------- Randolph Abbott Shotwell Late Captain, Co. I, 8th Reg., Va. Vols., C.S.A. Born Dec. 13th, 1843. in West Liberty, VA., Died July 31st, 1885. in Raleigh, N.C. ( Right Side Inscription : ) A Patriot whose honor . . . — Map (db m63291) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — State Bank of North Carolina
State Bank of North Carolina, chartered in 1810, cornerstone laid in 1813, first president, Colonel William Polk, made his home in the building. Renovated, and is now being used by state employees' credit union — Map (db m94808) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 4 — State Capitol
Built 1833 - 40. Ithiel Town. A.J. Davis and David Paton, architects. First State House built here, 1796; burned, 1831. — Map (db m40784) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — State of North Carolina Agriculture Building
. . . — Map (db m63728) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — State of North Carolina Labor Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m63727) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H-107 — Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Civil rights organization, an outgrowth of sit-in movement, had origins in conference at Shaw University, Apr. 15-17, 1960. — Map (db m31656) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Thomas Day(1801- ca. 1861)
Sculptor's representation of Thomas Day, a free African American in Caswell County who created fashionable furniture and architectural elements before the Civil War.

In memory of Dellie Hardison Smith, dedicated leader of North Carolina arts . . . — Map (db m94770) HM

North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 79 — Thomas R. Jernigan1847-1920
U.S. negotiator in China for 30 years. Consul in Japan and China. Editor, author, and lawyer. His home was 2 blocks E. — Map (db m77785) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — To Our Confederate Dead
West side of the marker reads: First at Bethel Last at Appomattox 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m40754) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — To the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy
To the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy — Map (db m40841) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Tupper Memorial Baptist Church
. . . — Map (db m93200) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Unknown NC Soldier CSA
“Mother, I have been found, I am home.” ( Back of Marker : ) Remains recovered from a Cold Harbor, Va. trench and reinterred on Oct. 28, 1990. One whose name is known only to God, but whose valor and principles for which he . . . — Map (db m63726) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 104 — William Polk1758 - 1834
Revolutionary War officer; first president of State Bank, 1811 - 19. In 1825 hosted Lafayette in house that stood here. — Map (db m32626) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — William Ruffin Cox
Born Scotland Neck North Carolina March 11, 1832 Died Richmond, Virginia December 26, 1919 Warrior • Jurist Statesman ( Right Side Inscription : ) Brigadier General Army of Northern Virginia • Confederate States of America Grand Master . . . — Map (db m63266) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — H 92 — William W. Holden1818-1892
Editor. Appointed provisional governor, 1865. Elected governor, 1868; impeached and removed, 1871. Home stood here. — Map (db m126211) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Worth BagleyEnsign U.S.N.
(front) Worth Bagley Ensign U.S.N. First Fallen 1898 (rear) Killed in action at Cardenas CVBA, May 11, 1898. — Map (db m41013) HM
North Carolina (Wake County), Raleigh — Zebulon Baird Vance1830 - 1894
(left side) If there be a people on earth given to sober second thought, amenable to reason and regardful of their plighted honor, I believe that...it is the people of North Carolina. (right side) The subjection of every passion . . . — Map (db m41179) HM

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