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Anson County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By Don Morfe, August 19, 2014
Ralf Freeman Marker
North Carolina (Anson County), Ansonville — K 57 — Ralf Freeman
Free black served as a Baptist pastor at Rocky River Church until law in 1831 barred blacks from public preaching. Buried 500 yards west. — Map (db m77358) HM
North Carolina (Anson County), Lilesville — K 17 — Samuel Spencer
Jurist & Antifederalist leader. Member of court which in 1787 issued the first reported precedent for judicial review. His home stood 3 miles N.E. — Map (db m77357) HM
North Carolina (Anson County), McFarlan — K-22 — North Carolina / South Carolina

North Carolina
Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c. 1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776

South Carolina
Formed in 1712 from part of Carolina, which was . . . — Map (db m42303) HM
North Carolina (Anson County), Morven — K-6 — John J. McRae 1815-1868
Governor of Mississippi, 1854-1857. Member, U.S. Senate and House; Confederate congressman. Born 5 miles southeast. — Map (db m42319) HM
North Carolina (Anson County), Morven — K-7 — Sneedsborough
Laid out 1795. Promoted as inland port town on Pee Dee River by Archibald D. Murphey. Only graveyard remains, five miles southeast. — Map (db m42309) HM
North Carolina (Anson County), Polkton — KK-1 — Brown Creek Soil Conservation District First in America
Here was established the first district in America for a systematic program of land erosion control. Known as the Brown Creek District because it embraced the area of the Brown Creek Watershed, it heralded the beginning of a national program of soil . . . — Map (db m42349) HM
North Carolina (Anson County), Polkton — K-11 — Leonidas L. Polk 1837-1892
President of National Farmers' Alliance, 1889-1892; began Progressive Farmer, 1886; a founder of NCSU and Meredith College. Was born here. — Map (db m42356) HM
North Carolina (Anson County), Wadesboro — Anson County Training School
Anson County Training School 1920-1960 A facility for education of children of color. Woodlawn School 1960-1961 J.R. Faison School 1961-1985 — Map (db m94987) HM
North Carolina (Anson County), Wadesboro — K-41 — Boggan-Hammond House
Eighteenth-century house built by Patrick Boggan, Revolutionary soldier & a founder of Wadesboro. Now historical museum. Located 2 blocks south. — Map (db m42321) HM
North Carolina (Anson County), Wadesboro — K-55 — Hugh Hammond Bennett 1881-1960
“Father of soil conservation.” First chief of the Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1935-1952. Born 4 miles southwest. — Map (db m42344) HM
North Carolina (Anson County), Wadesboro — K 14 — Sherman's March
Kilpatrick's cavalry, a part of Sherman's army marching from Savannah to Goldsboro, passed through Wadesboro, March 3-5, 1865. — Map (db m106579) HM
North Carolina (Anson County), Wadesboro — K-40 — Thomas Samuel Ashe
Associate Justice, State Supreme Court, 1878-1887; Member of Congress, 1873-1877; Member of Confederate Congress; legislator. Home is one mile west. — Map (db m42320) HM

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