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Robeson County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
Angus W. McLean and John Willis Markers image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, March 1, 2017
Angus W. McLean and John Willis Markers
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — I-39 — Angus W. McLean
On Fayetteville Road at Goodwin Avenue, East 24th, and North Cedar Streets, on the left when traveling south on Fayetteville Road.
Governor, 1925–1929, Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury, 1920–1921. Home is 1 mile south, grave 100 yards N.W. — Map (db m102258) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — First Hebrew Congregation
On Water Street north of Elizabethtown Road, on the right when traveling north.
Robeson County’s first Hebrew congregation was established on this site circa 1908. — Map (db m5295) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — I-67 — First Rural Health Department
On 2nd (State Highway 72) east of Elm Street, on the right when traveling east.
In 1912 Robeson County established first rural health department in U.S. three blocks N. — Map (db m5256) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — I-38 — John Willis
On Fayetteville Road at Goodwin Avenue, East 24th, and North Cedar Streets, on the left when traveling south on Fayetteville Road.
Founder of Lumberton, captain in Revolution, later brigadier general; member of legislature, conventions of 1788, ’89. Plantation was here. — Map (db m102264) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — Lumberton Bicentennial Park
On North Water Street at W 6th Street and W Elizabethtown Road, on the left when traveling north on North Water Street.
1787–1987. On August 14, 1787, John Willis deeded to the Lumberton Lottery Managers 170 acres of land, “being the well known as Red Bluff where the courts are held,” to be sold in lots for the creation of the Town of Lumberton. . . . — Map (db m5230) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Lumberton — I-22 — Thompson Institute
On Martin Luther King Jr Drive (State Highway 41) just south of Birch Street, on the right when traveling south.
Est. 1881 for blacks by Lumber River Bapt. Assoc. Boarding school; trained teachers; named for A.H. Thompson. Succeeded here by public school in 1942. — Map (db m102272) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Maxton — I-20 — Angus W. McLean1870-1935
On Red Springs Road (State Highway 71) at Red Hill Road, on the right when traveling east on Red Springs Road.
Governor, 1925-1929, assistant secretary, U.S. Treasury, 1920-1921. His birthplace was 4 mi. N. — Map (db m31314) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Maxton — I-27 — Carolina College
On Dr. Martin Luther King Drive (Business U.S. 74) at North Austin Street, on the right when traveling west on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.
Operated by Methodist Church, 1911-1926. Site used by Presbyterian Jr. College, 1929-1960; Carolina Military Academy, 1962-1972. One block S. — Map (db m31327) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Maxton — I-25 — Floral College
On Red Springs Road (State Highway 71) at Oxedine School Road (State Highway 1312), on the left when traveling east on Red Springs Road.
One of earliest colleges for women in the South, 1841-78. Centre Presbyterian Church, formerly the college chapel, is 150 yards north. — Map (db m31305) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Pembroke — I-8 — Burnt Swamp Association
On Highway 72 at Chicken Road (Road 1030), on the right when traveling north on Highway 72.
Baptist churches serving Lumbee and other tribes. Association was formed in 1881 at Burnt Swamp Church, then 2½ mi. N. — Map (db m102256) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Pembroke — I-68 — Croatan Normal School
On State Highway 710 at West Railroad Street (Road 1515), on the left when traveling south on State Highway 710.
Established in 1887 to educate teachers of Indian youth. It was the forerunner of UNC-Pembroke. Building was 2/10 mile east. — Map (db m102210) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Pembroke — I-87 — Henry Berry Lowrie
On State Highway 711 at University Road, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 711.
Indian. Champion of the poor. Declared outlaw, he eluded capture and dissapeared in swamps, circa 1872. House 3 miles northwest. — Map (db m102211) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Pembroke — Honorable Hamilton McMillan1837–1915 — State Legislator, Educator, and Historian —
On West Railroad Street west of North Odum Street, on the left when traveling west.
Sponsored legislation in 1885 establishing public schools for Indians of Robeson County. In 1887 he introduced legislation to establish Croatan Normal School — now Pembroke State University. — Map (db m102253) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Pembroke — I-30 — University of N. C. at Pembroke
On State Highway 711 at Lowry Street, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 711.
Established 1887 as the State Normal School for Indians. Since 1972 a campus of The University of North Carolina. — Map (db m102216) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Red Springs — I-24 — Flora MacDonald College
On Main Street (State Highway 211) at East 3rd Street (County Road 1776), on the left when traveling south on Main Street.
Presbyterian. Founded in 1896. Closed 1961. Merged to create St. Andrews College. Was located 1 mi. east. — Map (db m31286) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Red Springs — I-51 — Raft Swamp
On East 4th Street (State Highway 211) at Old Lowery Road (County Road 1505) on East 4th Street.
After the Tory victory at McPhaul's Mill, the Whigs routed the Tories near here on Oct. 15, 1781, and broke their resistance in this area. — Map (db m31294) HM
North Carolina (Robeson County), Rowland — I 49 — Ashpole Church
On U.S. 501 at North Carolina Highway 710, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 501.
Union center of worship, originally 2½ miles N.W. Presbyterians withdrew in 1796 and organized their own church here. 1860 building, 300 yds. W. — Map (db m70333) HM

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