Thursday, February 22, 2018

Historic Places

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African American Heritage Trail
This self-guided tour chronicles the historic moments, great leaders and lives of generations of African-Americans who lived, worked and contributed to the industrial, artistic, cultural and spiritual life of the Salisbury community.

Rosenwald Schools
Schools built for African-American children in the rural south in the 1900s by Chicago philanthropist, Julius Rosenwald. More than 800 were built in NC.


covered-bridgePisgah Covered Bridge
Explore this interesting historic structure, one of North Carolina’s two remaining covered bridges. A great spot for photography, picnics and nature walks along the surrounding quarter-mile walking trail. Free picnic tables and public parking available.

James B. Garrison Bridge
In honor of former North Carolina State Senator, James B. Garrison. NC 24/27/73 at Stanly-Montgomery County Line.

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Grace Lower Stone Church
One of the oldest churches in NC, built of local stone in Rockwell,  circa 1795.

Shiloh Methodist Church
Shiloh United Methodist Church was founded in 1856 after a series of Brush Arbor Camp meetings and revivals. There is a correlation to the devotement of Shiloh and Yadkin College that was established in 1856 as well. Many of the early ministers doubled as college professors and preached at Shiloh. Yadkin College later moved to High Point and is now High Point University.

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Boggan-Hammond House
Preserved 18th century house.The house is furnished in period furnishings which include a ropeed with trundle, a flax wheel and an arm chair that belonged to the Boggans The colors used in the house are original as are the floors. Circa 1783.


Montgomery House
A restored federal style house with period furnishings built circa 1830.



Freeman-Marks House
The oldest public building in Albemarle. Samuel James Pemberton co-authored The North Carolina Criminal Code and Digest in the house.  The Code and Digest is still in use today among attorneys and law enforcement officials.




I.W. Snuggs House
Tour a restored log cabin house, once owned by the ninth town sheriff of Stanly County. Snuggs transformed the cabin's one room into a parlor, and then added a dining room, central hallway, three bedrooms, and a second story.




Dr.Josephus Hall House
Dr. Josephus Hall House was built as a school in 1820. It became a residence in 1825  when local businessman Maxwell Chambers and his half-sister Rebecca Troy purchased the house and made it their home. Successful medical doctor and businessman Josephus Hall purchased the house in 1859. The house remained a home to three generations of the Hall family.










Old Stone House

One of the few surviving Federal period town homes in piedmont North Carolina. It features period rooms with Hepplewhite and Chippendale furnitures as well as furnitures made by Rowan County craftsmen. The house and garden are ope to the public during regular hours.





Utzman-Chambers House
One of the few surviving Federal period town homes in piedmont North Carolina, it features period rooms with Hepplewhite and Chippendale furniture as well as furniture made by Rowan County craftsmen. The house and garden are open to the public during regular hours.






Kron House
This is the homesite of Dr. Francis Kron, who emigrated from Prussia in 1823 and became the first Euro-American doctor in North Carolina's southern piedmont.



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Memorials & Cemeteries

Salisbury National Cemetery
The resting place of some 11,700 union soldiers who died at Salisbury Prison during the Civil War.

NC Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Recognizes 1,607 North Carolinians killed or missing in the Vietnam War.

Civil War Trail Markers

North Carolina's Civil War Trails are the latest link in a series of eleven trails that meander through the states of Virgina, Maryland, and North Carolina.


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Davidson County Historical Museum
This museum offers exhibits, programs and other activities on life in Davidson County from
prehistory to the present. Temporary and permanent exhibits feature a growing collection of
local artifacts, photographs and archival materials.


Badin Museum
Explore the history of Badin from 10,000 B.C. when Native Americans camped on the hill along
the river throgh the 1900's and the influences French settlers left on Badin's character up to the
days of Alcoa.





Rankin Museum of American Heritage
The Rankin Museum of American and Natural History is recognized for its diverse and unique collections including a vast collection of native American artifacts.







Rowan Museum
One of the finest examples of pre-civil war architecture in the state. Housing the collections of the Museum, its grand old rooms including the beautiful second floor court room and public gathering place, reflect the life and history of Rowan County  
through displays and interpretive exhibits.






Stanly County Museum

One of the finest examples of pre-civil war architecture in the state. Housing the collections of the Museum, its grand old rooms including the beautiful second floor court room and public gathering place, reflect the life and history of Rowan County
through displays and interpretive exhibits.








Oakboro Museum
Both permanent and rotating exhibits including Native American heritage.




Richard Petty Museum
Race to the Richard Petty Museum where cars, trophies and awards honoring the 7-Time Winston-Cup Series Champion are showcased. See “The History of NASCAR” at the Goody's Mini-Theater.




Richard Childress Racing

Housed in the Old Davidson County Courthouse.








American Motorcycle Museum
Visit one of the largest collections of privately-owned Harley-Davidsons in the country.  The entire second floor of the American Classic Motorcycle Company displays vintage bikes, advertising and memorabilia.  Unique to the Museum is a complete dealership, circa 1949.




NC Aviation Museum
The aviation museum houses some of the world's most famous warbirds. Here you can see a collection of  authentically restored, airworthy aircraft dating from World War II through the Vietnam era.




Town Creek Indian Mound
Town Creek site remains the only state historic site in North Carolina dedicated to American Indian heritage.A visit to Town Creek Indian Mound offers a glimpse of pre-Columbian life in Piedmont North Carolina. The visitor center contains interpretive
exhibits, as well as audiovisual programs that bring alive a rich cultural heritage from the buried past. Self-guided tours of the rebuilt structures and mound and other group activities are available.




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Bostick School
This one room school built in 1804 is listed on the National Register of Historic places.




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Historic Wadesboro
Important trading center.










Historic Ansonville
Historic cotton town.










The nation's largest community of working potters.











Rockingham Historic District
An important trading center since 1779.








Historic Downtown Salisbury
Founded in 1753 and rich with history.












Village of Gold Hill
Gold mining town. Shopping, collectibles, and Bluegrass.









Historic Badin
Badin retains the historic charm of a small European village.








Historic Albemarle
A charming old textile town.


Historic Oakboro
A revitalized railroad town.



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Rail & Depot



National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame
The museum provides entertainment as well as a place for learning about the history of railroading, the history of Hamlet and the history of Richmond County. Free Admission.
120 Spring St. Hamlet, NC


NC's Oldest Railroad Station
A restored train station. Circa 1870.

nc-transportation-museum North Carolina Transportation Museum

Explore exhibits of antique locomotives, rail cars, automobiles and more. Take a train ride around the N.C. Transportation Museum's historic 57-acre site, enjoy family-friendly special events, and learn about how transportation progress helped build North Carolina.
411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer, NC 28159

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