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Wilkes County North Carolina Historical Markers
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 6, 2012
Boone Homesteads Marker
This historical marker[,] placed near Edminston store[,] records two homesteads of the Daniel Boone family in Wilkes County during the 1760's.
Site Number One is located one-half mile South of the spot, near Beaver Creek.
The Boone Family . . . — — Map (db m57262) HM
"Tom Dooley" of popular legend and song. Hanged in Statesville for the murder of Laura Foster. Grave is 1 1/2 mi. S.W. — — Map (db m57258) HM
Colonel of N.C. Militia at Battle of King's Mountain. Delegate to the Hillsborough Convention, 1788; in General Assembly, 1793. Grave is 4 mi. N. — — Map (db m95301) HM
On a raid across western N.C. Gen. A. C. Gillem led part of Stoneman's U.S. cavalry through this vicinity, March 28, 1865. — — Map (db m95302) HM
Colonel in Revolution, Whig leader in battle of Kings Mountain, state legislator. Home was on "The Round About," one mile southwest. — — Map (db m56786) HM
Fortified stronghold of band of robbers & army deserters, was captured by force of citizens in May, 1865. Stood one mile north. — — Map (db m98950) HM
Colonel Ben Cleveland
1738 - 1806
Wilkes County Militia — — Map (db m55491) HM
The site of Fort Hamby is located about half a mile south of here. The two-story log house was not a military fortification. It got its name after 20 to 30 Union and Confederate deserters occupied it at the end of the war. Their leader, who gave his . . . — — Map (db m55373) HM
Brigadier general in the Confederate States Army. Mortally wounded near Richmond, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Birthplace stands 300 yards north. — — Map (db m55305) HM
Poet Laureate of N.C., 1953-1981; printer and editor. Published newspaper, The Fool-Killer, 1910-29. Grave 5 mi. S — — Map (db m55322) HM
Served 27 years as state senator; colonel in War of 1812; delegate to the Constitutional Convention 1835. Grave is 1/5 mi. N. — — Map (db m55319) HM
Governor, 1830-1832; U.S. Senator; Federal Indian Commissioner. Home stood 1 mi. N. — — Map (db m55490) HM
Pioneer NASCAR dirt track. Built 1946; paved in 1958. Hosted sanctioned events, 1949-96. 5/8 mile oval 3 mi. W. — — Map (db m55488) HM
On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman's U.S. cavalry occupied Wilkesboro, March 29, 1865. — — Map (db m55297) HM
Established in 1837; present church built in 1849-50. The first Presbyterian church in Wilkes County. — — Map (db m55344) HM 15 markers matched your search criteria.