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Parish established in1753. Present buildingconstructed in 1828,stands one block west.
In 1859, Dr. Josephus Wells Hall bought this house, which was constructed in 1820 as the Salisbury Female Academy, and added a new entrance and the double veranda with lacey ironworks. Inside, he had ornate French wallpaper hung and the hall ceili…
The Old Rowan County Courthouse, a visible reminder of Salisbury's antebellum prosperity, was erected in 1855 and is one of North Carolina's finest Greek Revival-style public buildings. It served as Rowan's third courthouse until 1914. Salisbury n…
Studied law underSpruce Macay, 1784 - 85,at an office whichstood 1 bl. W. Admittedto the bar in RowanCounty, Nov. 6, 1787.
On November 2, 1861, the Confederate government purchased about 16 acres here for a prison. The tract included an abandoned three-story cotton mill, a boiler house, six tenements, a superintendent's house, and several smaller buildings. A stockade…
Cornwallis' men buriedhere in 1781. Granted tocity in 1770 by Britishgovernment. Grave of Gov.John W. Ellis is here.
President Washingtonwas a visitor in thetown of Salisbury,May 30 - 31, 1791.
On famous trading pathused by Indians andearly settlers. ThereGreene, retreating fromCornwallis, crossed onFeb. 2, 1781. East 1 mi.
On a raid through west-ern North Carolina Gen.Stoneman's U. S. Cavalryfought a skirmish withSouthern troops nearhere, April 12, 1865.
Stoneman's U.S. Cavalryoccupied the town ofSalisbury, Apr. 12, 1865,and destroyed the Con-federate warehouses, supplies, and prison.