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Monument to Cornelius Harnett, Wilmington. Photo courtesy of Natasha Smith.
 
Monument to Cornelius Harnett
Wilmington
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: https://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/237
 
Description: This monument, which stands in the median of Market Street, takes the shape of a tall, thin granite obelisk. It stands 28 feet 10 inches tall. Harnett's grave is located in St. James Church graveyard, across the street from the obelisk.
Images: Facing west | East side inscription | South side inscription | North side inscription

 
Inscription:
North Side: CORNELIUS HARNETT / 1723 / 1781 / PATRIOT AND STATESMAN
East Side:THE CAPE FEAR / FIRST EXPLORED / 1663 / FIRST SETTLEMENT / AT OLD TOWN / 1665 / PERMANENT SETTLEMENT / AT BRUNSWICK / 1725 / WILMINGTON ESTABLISHED / 1733
South Side: IN HONOR OF / THE HUNDRED AND FIFTY / MEN WHO MADE THE FIRST / ARMED RESISTANCE / IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES / TO THE OPPRESSIVE / STAMP ACT / OF THE / BRITISH PARLIAMENT / FEBRUARY 19TH 1766
West Side: THE / NORTH CAROLINA SOCIETY / OF THE COLONIAL DAMES / OF AMERICA / HAVE ERECTED THIS / MONUMENT TO THE MEMORY / OF THE COLONIAL / HEROES / OF THE LOWER CAPE FEAR

 
Dedication date: 5/2/1907
 
Creator: M. G. Delahunty, Sculptor
 
Materials & Techniques: Vermont Barre granite
 
Sponsor: North Carolina Society of Colonial Dames in America
 
Subject notes: Cornelius Harnett, a merchant and statesman from Wilmington, was a leader in the resistance to the Stamp Act and was chairman of the Sons of Liberty. He later represented North Carolina in the Continental Congress.
 
Landscape: The monument is located in the median of Market Street at its intersection with 4th Street.
 
City: Wilmington
 
County: New Hanover
 
Subjects: Historic Political Figures,Revolutionary War
 

 

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34.23567
Longitude: 
-77.94472
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