Confederate Government SeatFor an hour on the evening of Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865, a pine grove outside Lexington became the de facto seat of government for the Confederate States of America and the state of North Carolina. President Jefferson Davis and his cabinet, together with a cavalry escort from Gen. George G. Dibrell division, entered Davidson County by carriage and on horseback after disembarking from a train at Greensboro. The party traveled on the Greensboro Road on the afternoon of Easter Sunday and camped near here in a grove of pine trees on Abbott Creek. Some of the cavalrymen bivouacked along the creek and set up guard posts.
|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||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 7:29am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 573019 N 3971920|
|Decimal Degrees||35.88883333, -80.19096667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 53.33', W 80° 11.458'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 53' 19.8" N, 80° 11' 27.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||336, 704|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 633-799 State Rd 1819, Lexington NC 27295, US|
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