Recently approved markers

Historical markers approved December 2019

A-93

WILD’S RAID
 
First major campaign in
N.C. conducted by the
U.S. Colored Troops, Dec.
1863. Freed thousands
of enslaved in the area.

N. Water St. near Fearing St., Elizabeth City                

C-88
WOMEN AIRFORCE
  SERVICE PILOTS

Fifty-two highly skilled
WASP flew training and
test missions, 1943-44,
from airstrip ¾ mi. N.

US 17 N. near Camp Davis Rd.
         

D-122
J. ALLEN KIRK

African American pastor,
Central Baptist Church,
1897-1898, nearby. Was
community leader. Wrote
key eyewitness account of
Wilmington Coup of 1898.

3rd. St. at Red Cross St., Wilmington                

E-127
KEYS v. CAROLINA
COACH COMPANY

Landmark Interstate Com-
merce Commission case,
1955, helped end racial
segregation in interstate
transportation. Original
arrest was here, 1952.
 
across from 1111 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids
         

F-74
RUTH W. WHALEY
      1901-1977
Pioneer female African
American lawyer. First
to be licensed in N.C.,
1933. Was Secretary of
N.Y.C. Board of Estimate,
1951-73. Lived ½ mi. SE.

corner of Ash and John Streets, Goldsboro                

G-139
TUNGSTEN QUEEN

Tungsten ore, widely used
in home & industry, was
mined nearby, 1942-1971.
At peak, was the largest
producing mine in U.S.

US 15 and Buckhorn Rd., north of Oxford
         

J-123
LUCY ROBERTSON
     1850-1930

First female college pres-
ident in N.C., Greensboro
College, 1902-1913. Was
Advocate for education.
Her grave is 1 mile N.

Market St. by entrance to college                

K-67
    TOWN CREEK 

An Indian village that
represents Mississippian
mound-building tradition
(A.D. 1150 to 1450). The
reconstructed site, first
excavated 1937, 5 mi. SE.

E. Allenton at S. Main, Mount Gilead
         

O-84
OVERMOUNTAIN MEN
 
On Oct. 5, 1780, about
1400 militia, including
many riflemen, camped
1 mi. S. at Alexander’s
Ford and there turned
toward Kings Mountain.

NC 108 at Green River bridge east of Mill Spring            

 P-99
GEORGE MASA
       d. 1933

Japanese photographer.
Born Masahara Iizuka. 
Advocate of Great Smoky
Mountains National Park 
and Appalachian Trail.
His studio was nearby.

Pack Square, Asheville