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Chatham County North Carolina Historical Markers
By PaulwC3, January 12, 2014
Wide view of the O'Kelly Chapel Christian Church Marker
Organized, 1794, by Jas. O'Kelly, founder of the denomination. Present building fourth on site. — — Map (db m71359) HM
Formed northern half of colony of North Carolina. Southern boundary was surveyed to a point just south of here in 1746. — — Map (db m48383) HM
Cornwallis, following the battle of Guilford Courthouse, spent several days building a bridge over Deep River, at point 300 yards N.W. — — Map (db m92823) HM
States worst mining accident occurred on May 27, 1925, when explosions killed 53 men. Shaft 1½ mi. SW. — — Map (db m121511) HM
Congressman; Minister to Portugal; Governor of the Territory of New Mexico, 1857 - 1861; poet and essayist. Buried two blocks West. — — Map (db m33362) HM
After many victories, War of 1812, was lost at sea with his sloop Wasp. Lived at "Rock-Rest" 3 miles east. — — Map (db m33361) HM
Governor, 1849 - 51. Whig Party leader. His law office, relocated & restored, stands 70 yds. N. — — Map (db m33400) HM
Slave poet. His The Hope of Liberty (1829) was first book by a black author in South. Lived on farm 2 mi. SE. — — Map (db m117247) HM
This property is under the protective covenants of the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, Incorporated. — — Map (db m117239) HM
Lawyer, state senator. Author of 1901 "London Libel Law." Editor of Chatham Record, 1878 - 1918. Home was here. — — Map (db m33397) HM
Commander of the famous Confederate cruiser, “Shenandoah,” lived in a house which stands 3 blocks west. — — Map (db m117240) HM
Governor, 1828 - 1830; state legislator; and Whig Party leader. His grave is 400 yards W. — — Map (db m33363) HM
Built 1846 on Hillsboro Street near Salsbury Street, moved to this location and renovated in 1969 by the Chatham County Historical Association, Inc.
Gift of Henry and Laura Blair — — Map (db m117249) HM
Our Confederate Heroes C.S.A
We care not whence they came.
Dear in their lifeless clay,
Whether unknown or known to fame,
Their cause and country still the same,
They died and wore the gray.
This Monument is . . . — — Map (db m117052) WM
David Fanning and his Tories captured many Whig leaders here at Old Chatham Courthouse, July, 1781.
Department of Conservation and Development 1939 — — Map (db m117065) HM
Established under care of Cane Creek Meeting, 1753; a Monthly Meeting since 1908. Fourth building was constructed in 1926. — — Map (db m30965) HM 16 markers matched your search criteria.