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A U.S. Army air base, 1941-1946. Named for Maj. William Morris, WWI pilot. The 5,000 acre facility became airport at this site.

Wrote pivotal artillery manual, 1859. Maj. Gen., Union Army, Civil War. Oversaw Lee’s surrender, 1865. He lived nearby.

First female physician licensed in N.C., 1885. Acting assistant surgeon at Camp Greene during WWI. Office was here.

Bold set of anti-British resolutions, adopted on May 31, 1775, in meeting 50 yards S.W. organized by Thomas Polk, fired spirit of independence.

Oldest broadcast stations in N.C. Est. 1922, WBT radio long hosted live country music. WBTV sign-on, July 15, 1949. Studios here until 1955.

African American artist and writer. Many of his collages were inspired by childhood memories of N.C. Born 1 block N.W.

Nationally known writer, humorist, & civil rights advocate. Published The Carolina Israelite, 1944-1968. Lived 1 block N.E.

Backcountry settlers, in a dispute over property rights, attacked survey crew nearby, May 1765. Typified tensions that led to Regulator War.

Encampment, Oct.-Dec. 1780, of N.C. militia & Continental Army, where Patriots laid plans to confront Cornwallis. Site was just west of here.

Founded 1908 to promote sound civic management; Progressive era reform. First meeting held here attended by delegates from across the state.