Jane Parks McDowell Memorial

Jane Parks McDowell Memorial (HM1W9U)

Location: Charlotte, NC 28217 Mecklenburg County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 9.522', W 80° 55.2224'

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In Memoriam, Jane Parks, wife of Capt. John McDowell, Who rode 10 perilous miles to notify American Camp of the British evacuation of Charlotte. Erected by the Mecklenburg Chapter, DAR.
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HM NumberHM1W9U
Additional InformationAs the story goes, Jane Parks McDowell rode ten miles at night to notify the Patriots, who were camping north of Charlotte on the old Salisbury Road (also mentioned as Sugar Creek), that Cornwallis had evacuated Charlotte upon receiving word of the British Defeat at Kings Mountain.
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Historical PeriodRevolutionary
Historical PlaceMemorial
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleCarved Stone
Year Placed1916
Placed ByMecklenburg Chapter DAR
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 11:05am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
Location DescriptionOn the site of the home of Jane and John McDowell, and 8 generations of the McDowell family thereafter.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)44S E 492748 N 3890645
Decimal Degrees35.15870000, -80.92037400
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 9.522', W 80° 55.2224'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 9' 31.3200" N, 80° 55' 13.3464" W
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Area Code(s)704, 919, 980
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7001 S Tryon St, Charlotte NC 28217, US
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