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Pender County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
Samuel Ashe Marker
North Carolina (Pender County), Ashton — D-7 — Samuel Ashe1725–1813
Governor, 1795–1798; one of the first three state judges; president, Council of Safety, 1776. His grave is 3 miles east. — Map (db m29946) HM
North Carolina (Pender County), Ashton — D-58 — William S. Ashe
Railroad president, congressman, state senator. In charge rof Confederate railroad transportation, 1861–62. Home stands 1 mile west. — Map (db m29947) HM
North Carolina (Pender County), Burgaw — Burgaw StationAntebellum Railroad Station — Confederate Lifeline
Burgaw Station, a stop on the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, was located on the rail line known as the “Lifeline of the Confederacy,” Gen. Robert E. Lee’s main supply route for his Army of Northern Virginia by 1864. This rail line . . . — Map (db m77263) HM
North Carolina (Pender County), Burgaw — D-32 — George Burringtonca. 1682–1759
Colonial governor; 1724–1725, 1731–1734; opened lower Cape Fear region to settlement. His home was ¾ miles east. — Map (db m30202) HM
North Carolina (Pender County), Burgaw — D-13 — Hinton James
First student to enter the University of North Carolina, 1795. Civil engineer, state legislator. Grave 300 yards east. — Map (db m30282) HM
North Carolina (Pender County), Burgaw — Our Heroes — 1861 – 1865
In honor of the Confederate Soldiers of Pender County. Major General William Dorsey Pender, Feb 6, 1834 – July 18, 1863. Let future generations remember that these were men whom death could not terrify, whom defeat could not dishonor. . . . — Map (db m30273) HM
North Carolina (Pender County), Burgaw — D-18 — S. S. Satchwell
A founder of State Medical Society, 1849, head of Confederate Hospital at Wilson, first president of the State Board of Health, 1879. Home stood here. — Map (db m30271) HM
North Carolina (Pender County), Burgaw — D-33 — Stag Park
Named by Barbadian explorers, 1663. Home of Gov. George Burrington and Samuel Strudwick, colonial official. The house stood ¾ miles east. — Map (db m30203) HM
North Carolina (Pender County), Castle Hayne — D-99 — Prisoner Exchange
Thousands of Civil War soldiers, including many held in Confederate prison at Salisbury, were exchange here, Feb. 26–Mar 4, 1865. — Map (db m29205) HM
North Carolina (Pender County), Currie — Battle of Moores Creek BridgeFebruary 27, 1776
Here stood the bridge of Revolutionary fame where 1000 Patriot’s under Cols Richard Caswell and Alexander Lillington defeated 1600 loyalists led by Captain McLeod. Col James Moore commanded all the Patriots who embodied to oppose the loyalists under . . . — Map (db m62491) HM
North Carolina (Pender County), Hampstead — D 100 — Topsail Battery
Confederate breastworks were constructed in this vicinity in 1862 to protect Wilmington from an attack from the north and for coastal defense. — Map (db m77116) HM
North Carolina (Pender County), Rocky Point — D-10 — Alexander Lillington
Revolutionary leader; Whig colonel in the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, 1776. His grave is 9 miles northeast. — Map (db m29231) HM
North Carolina (Pender County), Rocky Point — D-46 — Edward Moseley
Acting governor, 1724, president of the Council, speaker of the Assembly, leader of popular party. His home, “Moseley Hall,” was two miles east. — Map (db m29842) HM
North Carolina (Pender County), Rocky Point — D-65 — General John Ashe
Stamp Act patriot; Speaker of the House. Colonel under Tryon in “War of Regulation.” Revolutionary General. Home stood 2 mi. east. — Map (db m29234) HM
North Carolina (Pender County), Wallace — D-34 — Welsh Tract
About 1730 a group of Welsh from the colony of Pennsylvania settled in this area, between the Northeast and Cape Fear Rivers. — Map (db m30363) HM
North Carolina (Pender County), Willard — D-106 — Timothy Bloodworth1736-1814
U.S. Senator, 1795–1801; member, U.S. House, in First Congress, 1790–91. Opposed ratification of U.S. Constitution, 1788, 1789. Lived near here. — Map (db m28613) HM

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