— Stoneman's Raids —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 native John W. Ellis, who was North Carolina's governor when the war broke out, was the first judge here. He was called the "secessionist governor" for refusing to send state troops in answer to President Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers to suppress the "rebellion." On May 20, 1861, North Carolina became the last state to secede from the Union.
|Series||This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:43pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 548071 N 3947309|
|Decimal Degrees||35.66848333, -80.46885000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 40.109', W 80° 28.131'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 40' 6.54" N, 80° 28' 7.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||704, 336|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 W Council St, Salisbury NC 28144, US|
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