Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Help Needed to Recover Missing Jim Thorpe N.C. Highway Historical Marker

Dec 17, 2019

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, which manages the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, requests the public’s help in locating a missing historical marker. The marker was located at the corner of Church Street and Falls Road in Rocky Mount and is about Jim Thorpe, an American Indian gold medalist Olympic athlete and professional baseball player.

A webpage about the marker is online at http://www.ncmarkers.com/Markers.aspx?MarkerId=E-59. Citizens report that the marker was on the post last week, and there does not appear to have been an accident. If you have information regarding the disappearance or whereabouts of this marker, please contact the N.C. Highway Historical Marker office at (919) 814-6620.

The N.C. Highway Historical Marker Program is within the Office of Archives and History and administered by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The Highway Marker Program is a collaboration between the N.C. Departments of Natural and Cultural Resources and Transportation.