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Historical Monuments of Alamance County

Are you a history buff? There are many fascinating historical monuments in Alamance County. Spend an afternoon checking out several of these monuments. Or, make your own Historical Trail with plans to visit them all. 

Shuttle Sculpture

This shuttle sculpture (pictured above) represents the amazing heritage of the Textile Industry in Alamance County. It is located in Historic Glencoe and is the largest sculpture of its subject in North Carolina. 

 

Battles of the American Revolution

There are decorative engraved memorials dedicated to the American soldiers of the Battles of Clapp’s Mill, Lindley’s Mill, and Pyle’s Defeat all fought in Alamance County during the American Revolution. The monuments are located at Lake Mackintosh Park. There are great picnic spots by the lake, so if you stop by these memorials, you can also enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the marina and lake. 

 

Battle of Alamance

Alamance Battleground is the site where Royal Governor William Tryon led the NC militia against the Regulators in battle on May 16, 1771. Located on the grounds is the Allen House, a log dwelling characteristic of those lived in by frontier people on the western fringes of the colony. The Allen house was constructed around 1780 and was donated by descendants of the family, restored and refurbished with its original furnishings. 

 

Battle of Pyle’s Defeat

(Near Intersection of Anthony Road and Old Trail in Burlington)

This rectangular marble monument marks the site of Pyle’s defeat. An image of Pyle, depicted on horseback, is carved into the marble. Below the carving are a bronze plaque and seal. The monument faces a stone path in a flat plain on the Pyle's Defeat Battle landmark area. The monument is located on the grounds of Splawn Belting, Inc. and specifically behind the main building. For more information click here.

 

Battle of Lindley’s Mill

This monument is located in Southern Alamance near Jon Braxton Saw Mill & Lindley’s Mill (battle tour upon request). For more information on the Battle of Lindley's Mill, which took place in 1781, click here.

 

War Memorial to American Military Veterans

This war memorial outside of the Graham Courthouse honors Alamance County soldiers lost in five wars.

 

Alamance County War Memorial

This granite memorial located in Pine Hill Cemetery in Burlington is dedicated to the men and women of World War II. It was erected by the Walter B. Ellis Post No. 63, The American Legion.

 

Veteran's Garden in Mebane

(Located at N 2nd St, Mebane, NC 27302)

The Veteran's Garden is a serene landscaped memorial that honors living and deceased veterans of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.