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Wilson County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
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Gen. W. D. Pender
North Carolina (Wilson County), near Wilson — F-34 — Gen. W. D. Pender
On State Highway 42 at Town Creek Road, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 42.
Confederate Major- General. Mortally wounded at Gettysburg. His birthplace stood 1.4 miles north. — Map (db m64760) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — Alpheus Branch
On Nash Street 0.1 miles south of Park Ave W, on the left when traveling east.
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
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F 30 — Barton College
On Vance Street NE.
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
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F 55 — Charles Lee Coon1868-1927
On Vance Street NE at Rountree Street NE on Vance Street NE.
Educational reformer, historian and author. Secty. of Child Labor Committee, 1904-1916. Home was ½ blk. west. — Map (db m28661) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — Combat Wounded Veterans(Wilson County)
On Nash Street east (State Highway 58), on the right when traveling north.
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
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F 73 — Elizabeth Gold Swindell1896-1983
On Nash Street North (State Highway 58) 0.1 miles south of Connor Street North, on the right when traveling north.
Journalist. Publisher of Wilson Daily Times, 1956-1983. First woman to lead the N.C. Press Assoc. Lived here. — Map (db m130596) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F 68 — First ABC Store
On Nash Street East (State Highway 58).
First Alcoholic Beverage Control store in N.C. opened here, July 2, 1935, ending Prohibition, state law since 1909. — Map (db m28552) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F-69 — Hackney Wagon Company
On East Nash Street (State Highway 58) near Pine Street, on the right when traveling east.
Manufacturer of farm & delivery wagons; est. 1903. Peak production was 15,000 per year. Factory was 1/4 mi. NE. — Map (db m65233) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F-56 — Henry G. Connor1852-1924
On Nash Street (State Highway 58), on the right when traveling north.
Justice of N.C. Supreme Court; Federal District Judge; state legislator. Grave is 3.5 mi. west. — Map (db m66067) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — John Fletcher Bruton
On Nash Street North (State Highway 58) 0.1 miles north of Jackson Street West, on the left when traveling north.
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
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — Josephus Daniels
On Tarboro Street Northeast 0.1 miles east of Nash Street Northeast (State Highway 58), on the right when traveling east.
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
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F-32 — Military Hospital
On Herring Avenue / Goldsboro Street East near Gold Street, on the right when traveling west.
Confederate. Headed 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
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F-64 — Owen L. W. Smith1851~1926
On Pender Street at Smith Street, on the right when traveling south on Pender Street.
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
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F-54 — P.D. Gold1833-1920
On Vance Street NE at Maplewood Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Vance Street NE.
Primitive Baptist leader & for 50 years editor of Zion's Landmark. Office & home was 1/2 blk. NE. — Map (db m67585) HM
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F 39 — R.D.W. Connor
On Nash Street East.
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
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — The Wilson Times“A Community Institution”
On Goldsboro Street East west of Nash Street North (State Highway 58), on the right when traveling east.
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
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — F-33 — Toisnot Church
On State Highway 42, on the right when traveling east.
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
North Carolina (Wilson County), Wilson — Wilson County Civil War Memorial
On Nash Street East (State Highway 58) near Goldsboro Street East.
To The Valor Of Wilson County SoldiersMap (db m68787) WM

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