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Wilkes County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, July 6, 2012
Boone Homesteads Marker
North Carolina (Wilkes County), Ferguson — Boone Homesteads
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
North Carolina (Wilkes County), Ferguson — M-48 — Thomas C. Dula 1844-1868
"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
North Carolina (Wilkes County), Roaring River — M-43 — Richard Allen, Sr.
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
North Carolina (Wilkes County), Roaring River — N 10 — Stoneman's Raid
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
North Carolina (Wilkes County), Ronda — M-30 — Benjamin Cleveland
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
North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — M-31 — "Fort Hamby"
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
North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — Colonel Ben Cleveland 1738 - 1806
Colonel Ben Cleveland 1738 - 1806 Wilkes County Militia — Map (db m55491) HM
North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — Fort Hamby Deserters and Desperados
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
North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — M-13 — James B. Gordon
Brigadier general in the Confederate States Army. Mortally wounded near Richmond, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Birthplace stands 300 yards north. — Map (db m55305) HM
North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — M-55 — James Larkin Pearson 1879-1981
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
North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — M-42 — James Wellborn 1767-1854
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
North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — M-2 — Montfort Stokes 1762-1842
Governor, 1830-1832; U.S. Senator; Federal Indian Commissioner. Home stood 1 mi. N. — Map (db m55490) HM
North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — M-56 — North Wilkesboro Speedway
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
North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — M-10 — Stoneman's Raid
On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman's U.S. cavalry occupied Wilkesboro, March 29, 1865. — Map (db m55297) HM
North Carolina (Wilkes County), Wilkesboro — M-38 — Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church
Established in 1837; present church built in 1849-50. The first Presbyterian church in Wilkes County. — Map (db m55344) HM

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