"Florence Nightingale of the South"Anne "Annie" Eliza Johns, volunteer nurse, poet, teacher, and author of Cooleemee, A Tale of Southern Life, is buried here with her family in the Church of the Epiphany Cemetery. She was born in Pittsylvania Co.,Va., on July 16, 1831. Her father, Dr. Anthony Benning Johns, moved the family here to Leaksville in 1835. In 1846, Annie Johns attended the Edgeworth Female Seminary in Greensboro, N.C. The Right Rev. John Johns, who later administered the oath of office to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, confirmed her in the Episcopal Church on November 3, 1851.
|Series||This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 8:45am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 610471 N 4039327|
|Decimal Degrees||36.49290000, -79.76658333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 29.574', W 79° 45.995'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 29' 34.44" N, 79° 45' 59.70" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 715-799 Moncure St, Eden NC 27288, US|
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