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Wilson County North Carolina Historical Markers
North Carolina Office of Archives & History, `
Gen. W. D. Pender
wounded at Gettysburg.
stood 1.4 miles north. — — Map (db m64760) HM
In 1872 founded Branch
and Hadley, with Thomas
Hadley. Later BB & T.
Promoter of cotton
railroads and education.
Second home stood here. — — Map (db m130594) HM
Founded in 1902 by the Christian Church of N.C. as Atlantic Christian College. Renamed 1990 for a church foumder, Barton W. Stone. — — Map (db m28655) HM
Educational reformer, historian and author. Secty. of Child Labor Committee, 1904-1916. Home was ½ blk. west. — — Map (db m28661) HM
Dedicated To All The Men And
Women In All Wars
Combat Wounded Veterans
My stone is red for
the blood they shed.
The medal I bear
is my country's way
to show they care.
If I could be seen
by all mankind
maybe peace will . . . — — Map (db m66572) WM
Journalist. Publisher of Wilson Daily Times, 1956-1983. First woman to lead the N.C. Press Assoc. Lived here. — — Map (db m130596) HM
First Alcoholic Beverage Control store in N.C. opened here, July 2, 1935, ending Prohibition, state law since 1909. — — Map (db m28552) HM
Manufacturer of farm
& delivery wagons; est.
1903. Peak production
was 15,000 per year.
Factory was 1/4 mi. NE. — — Map (db m65233) HM
Justice of N.C. Supreme
Court; Federal District
Judge; state legislator.
Grave is 3.5 mi. west. — — Map (db m66067) HM
Lawyer, Educator, Banker, Mayor. Arrived in Wilson in 1881. An organizer of N.C. Banker’s Association. An original director of the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond. President of Wilson Trust and Savings Bank. A founder of Kinsey Female Seminary in . . . — — Map (db m130602) HM
Secretary of the U.S. Navy 1913-1923; U.S. Ambassador to Mexico; editor; author; Childhood home stood here, beside the Post Office. — — Map (db m130601) HM
by Dr. S. S. Satchwell in
building of the Wilson
Female Seminary, which
was chartered in 1859.
Stood 1½ blocks S.E. — — Map (db m66674) HM
U.S. minister to Liberia,
1898-1902; born into
slavery. Pastor, St. John
A.M.E. Zion Church
in Wilson. Lived 1/10 mi. N. — — Map (db m67579) HM
Primitive Baptist leader
& for 50 years editor of
Zion's Landmark. Office
& home was 1/2 blk. NE. — — Map (db m67585) HM
First Archivist of the U.S., 1934-41. Secretary of the N.C. Historical Commission, historian, author, and teacher. His birthplace stood here. — — Map (db m28550) HM
Founded in 1896 by John D. Gold, who learned the newspaper business from his father, P.D. Gold, publisher of Zion’s Landmark. Published at this location from 1896 to 1983. — — Map (db m130592) HM
Baptist. Founded 1756.
Was moved 3 1/2 miles west
in 1803. Early church
site and graveyard are
350 yards south. — — Map (db m67580) HM
Of Wilson County
Soldiers — — Map (db m68787) WM 18 markers matched your search criteria.