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Home of Gov. David Settle Reidfrom 1881 - 1891
( Second Marker : )Welcome toThe Governor ReidHistoric District
Reidsville Historic Preservation CommissionCity of Reidsville~ Chartered 1873 ~
This property has beenplaced on theNational Registerof Historic Placesby the United StatesDepartment of the InteriorBuilt 1859
Alfred Moore ScalesBorn November 27, 1827——————————Admitted to Bar ? 18511851 ? Settled in Madison1852 ? N.C. House of Commons1857 ? U.S. Congress1861 ? Vol. Co. H. of 3rd N.C. Volunteers…
The mural of the river boatmen is a tribute to the men who were responsible for the economic development of the vast interior region along the Dan River. The most prominent figures in the mural, the African American boatmen in the foreground, refl…
A village of the SauraIndians, abandoned bythat tribe in the early18th century, was onDan River, 2½ mi. N.E.
The school was built to serve African-American students of Reidsville, NC and Rockingham County. The graduates of this great institution have made contributions to society in a variety of vocations and professions.
The outstanding teachers and…
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, …
The Piedmont Railroad, chartered in 1862, linked Danville, Virginia, with Greensboro, North Carolina. Work began on the road that autumn in Danville, but wartime labor and supply shortages impeded progress on the 48-mile-long line, which did not e…
Former Gov. John Motley Morehead built the Leaksville cotton factory here in 1839. Water from the nearby Smith River rapids powered the stone mill. In May and June 1861, the factory furnished 1,700 yards of osnaburg (a coarse, strong cloth develop…
The Roanoke Navigation Company opened the upper Dan River here for batteau traffic in the 1820s, and the towns of Leaksville (present-day Eden) and Madison became river ports. During the antebellum era, farmers shipped their produce downstream to …