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Surry County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
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North Carolina (Surry County), Dobson — Confederate Soldiers of Surry County
In memory of the Confederate soldiers of Surry County 1861 --- 1865 [ Rear of Monument: ] 1861         1865 “Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do . . . — Map (db m34117) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Dobson — M 9 — Stoneman’s Raid
On a raid through west- ern North Carolina Gen. Stoneman’s U.S. cavalry passed through Dobson, April 2, 1865. — Map (db m34102) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Dobson — M 50 — Tabitha A. Holton1854 – 1886
First woman licensed to practice law in North Carolina, 1878. Lived thirty yards northwest. — Map (db m34432) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Elkin — Elkin Manufacturing CompanyWelcoming the Raiders — Stoneman's Raid
(Preface): On March 24, 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 6,000 cavalrymen from Tennessee into southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina to disrupt the Confederate supply line by destroying sections of the Virginia and Tennessee . . . — Map (db m56794) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Elkin — Surry County Muster Site
The grassy area in front of you is the easternmost point on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. Near this spot on September 27th, 1780, Patriot militiamen from Surry County under the command of Major Joseph Winston mustered to join . . . — Map (db m56937) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Elkin — M-53 — Surry Muster Field
Patriot militia, led by Major Joseph Winston, gathered in this vicinity, Sept. 1780, marched to victory at Kings Mtn. — Map (db m56787) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Elkin — The Kings Mountain Campaign of 1780
The Kings Mountain campaign is one of the turning points of the American Revolution. The British commander in the Southern Colonies, Lord Charles Cornwallis, anticipated strong Loyalist support in the Carolinas. Major Patrick Ferguson, an . . . — Map (db m56940) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Lowgap — M-6 — Jesse Franklin
Governor 1820-21; state & U.S. Senator and representative; officer in Revolution. His home stood ¼ mile south. — Map (db m65563) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Mt. Airy — 90 MM Gun Tank M47 Patton
The M47 was essentially an M46 fitted with the turret from the T42 tank prototype. The front hull had a sharper slope, however, and the rotoclone blower place between the drivers on the M46 was deleted. The turret had a long bustle which housed the . . . — Map (db m54515) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Mt. Airy — M 7 — Siamese Twins
Eng and Chang, the Siamese twins, born in 1811 in Siam, settled as farmers in this neighborhood. Died 1874. Grave 100 yards west. — Map (db m53374) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Mt. Airy — M 8 — Stoneman’s Raid
On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman’s U.S. cavalry passed through Mount Airy, April 2-3, 1865. — Map (db m54461) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Mt. Airy — The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show. A simpler time • a sweeter place • a lesson • a laugh • a father and a son. — Map (db m54472) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Pilot Mountain — M-26 — Pilot Mountain
Landmark for Indians and pioneer settlers. Elevation 2,420 feet. State park since 1968. Stands 3 miles west. — Map (db m52050) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Pine Ridge — M-51 — Hardin Taliaferro1811-1875
Humorist, minister, and editor. Wrote Fisher's River Scenes (1859), a collection of folk tales with local settings. He was born 2 miles N.W. — Map (db m54708) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Pinnacle — Common High Flyers of Pilot Mountain
Look up, out, or down and you are likely to see some of these high flyers soaring around here at Pilot Mountain State Park. Can you identify any of them? Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) height 18-25 inches, wingspan 4 feet. A . . . — Map (db m77592) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Pinnacle — Prescribed FireAt Pilot Mountain State Park
Fire! The very word conjures up images of huge flames rushing through forests destroying everything in their path, animals running to escape the heat and flames. Yet in nature, there’s much more to the story of fire. Fire has played an important . . . — Map (db m77590) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Rockford — RockfordA Close Encounter — Stoneman's Raid
(Preface): On March 24, 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 6,000 cavalrymen from Tennessee into southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina to disrupt the Confederate supply line by destroying sections of the Virginia and Tennessee . . . — Map (db m54626) HM
North Carolina (Surry County), Siloam — Reeves HomeplaceA Close Encounter — Stoneman's Raid
(Preface): On March 24, 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 6,000 cavalrymen from Tennessee into southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina to disrupt the Confederate supply line by destroying sections of the Virginia and Tennessee . . . — Map (db m54615) HM

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