North Carolina Civil War Trails

 
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Last updated 04/22/2016

Raw file: NorthCarolinaCivilWarTrails.csv (15.16 KB)

Includes 238 locations in the following areas:

  • United States: MD, NC, SC, VA
  • some may be in: TN (near a border)

04/21/2016 Visited Greenville and ran across this historical marker.
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10/27/2014 Visited Western North Carolina. Forgot to bring the Civil War Trails Map, but did run across the "Chimney Rock Village (Hickory Nut George)" historical marker.
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9/30/2012 The State of Maryland now offers an Android App for Civil War Trails. Sort of "wipes-out" this type of approach. As a quick review, it is quite nifty.
To locate this application, enter "Maryland Civil War Trails" in Google play.
Also, it can be found here: http://visitmaryland.org/pages/civilwar.aspx
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5/5/2012 Added Fort Anderson which is located in the Brunswick Town State Historic Site. Very scenic location, nice museum, and interpretive trail
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4/6/2012 Added three locations in Manassas, VA and one in Gaithersburg, MD.
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9/22/2011 Visited Plymouth, NC,added three sites. One site has a local Civil War Museum.
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9/12/2011 Added "Glencoeā€¯ the plantation home of Capt. William Wallace of the Jackson Grays. There is even a webpage for this marker! http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=22446
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8/12/2011 Added Fort Mitchell. This is a remnant fort inside of a lock gated community. You need to ask for a pass at the gate. This fort is on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.
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6/19/2011 Added Knotts Island. Unfortunately, I forgot the CWT map so I missed several sites along US 17.
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5/18/2011 Added two locations: Guinea Stations (Stonewall Jackson Shrine) and Baylor's Farm. Both in Virginia just off of Interstate 95.
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8/29/2010 Added a Confederate memorial monument in Norfolk, VA, a Civil War Trails Welcome Sign, and Engagement at Windsor historical marker.
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7/6/2010 Crain Memorial Park in Charles County, MD. Added John Wilkes Booth (Escape of an Assassin). Marker happened to be at a rest stop.
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6/25/2010 Washington: Added two sites. USS Picket and Siege of Washington.
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6/12/2010 MAJOR SURGERY. I received from the State of North Carolina (NC Office of Archives and History) a listing of all State historical markers. There are nearly 1300 historical markers (http://www.poi-factory.com/node/29457), I developed a filter to retrieve those related to the Civil War. 175 Civil War Historical Markers were incorporated into the file. Of course there will be some false positives and some that were missed. For additional information, please see: http://www.ncmarkers.com/Home.aspx. You may also want to visit: http://www.nccivilwar150.com/.
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5/31/2010 Halifax: Added Halifax Visitor Center and a NC State Historic Marker for the CSS Albermarle.
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3/20/2010 Greensboro: Added Camp Stokes a Confederate Camp near the end of the war. NO place to park by the sign.
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10/11/2009 Atlantic Beach: Added second Hoop Pole Creek. There are two types of Civil War Historical Markers, one a metallic sign by the State of North Carolina (NCS) the other a wood/plastic sign by the Civil War Trails (CWT) organization.
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8/3/2009 Wilkesboro: Added Fort Hamby.
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5/25/2009 Kinston/New Bern: Added four sites. Could NOT find the Mount Olive and Engagement at Whitehall markers. The kids were in revolt and wanted to go home.
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4/26/2009 Kinston/Albemarle/Salisbury: Added 7 sites. Wyse Fork appears to be part of a self guided tour. Only Found some of the sites. Also Wyse Forks points to two different styles of historical markers. One metallic, by the State of North Carolina and the other a plastic/wood sign by Civil War Trails. I will be recording both styles.
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3/19/2009 Tarboro/Falkland: added three sites out of four sites in the vicinity. These sites have Google's street view.
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3/15/2009 Averasboro Battlefield, Battle of Wyse Fork Historical Marker.
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3/8/2009 Fayetteville, NC Additions. Most of the Fayetteville sites have Google's street view. Still need to get Market House, Edward Hale House, and Sandford House. Anyone in the Fayetteville area who can provide the coordinates for these sites?
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2/7/2009 New Bern, NC.
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1/27/2009 Jacksonville, NC.
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1/12/2009 Morehead City, NC. Starting Location
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Future updates, from our trips, will occur sporadically, since we have exhausted our local area (Morehead City).

I hope that others will have the opportunity to email me GPS coordinates based on the Civil War site maps below or other known locations. Click on my user name and then the contact tab to email coordinates or a message. I will then add them to the spreadsheet and post them to this site. If you use the file, I would be interested in feedback.

Please see the following website for the hardcopy map that is being used as the "base map" for this project. The locations being entered into this POI project are marked as red stars on the map. The red stars mark APPROXIMATE locations. So if you record the locations, please use the actual GPS coordinates taken at the location of the historical marker itself or the entrance to a facility, such as a museum.

http://www.civilwartraveler.com/about/maps/CarolinasCampaign...
http://www.civilwartraveler.com/about/maps/Carolina-narrativ...

http://www.civilwartraveler.com/

If you know of anyone who does Civil War re-enactments let them know about this. This data could be useful for persons who have a GPS and wish to attend a re-enactment to locate it.

To view, verify and check GPS data; you can directly type in the latitude and longitude into Google maps. Here are the coordinates for the Attmore-Oliver House in New Bern, NC. This site has Google's street view and you can see the historical marker. (Coordinates for Google need to be entered latitude first followed by the longitude.)

35.10716 -77.0425

Please note, this is an INDEPENDENT project. I have NO affiliation with civilwartraveler.com.

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Change History

  • charlesd45 - May 19, 2016
    48 BMP, WAV

  • Steve R. - Jul 6, 2010
    Crain Memorial Park in Charles County, MD.

  • Steve R. - Jun 25, 2010
    Added Two Sites in Washington, NC

  • Steve R. - Jun 16, 2010
    Re-Added Camp Stokes Historical Marker - Confederate Camp (1864-1865)