Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Town Creek Historical Marker to be Unveiled

Mar 22, 2022

A new Highway Historical Marker soon will commemorate North Carolina’s oldest State Historic Site.

Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead has been protected for the past 85 years where it has preserved and interpreted American Indian history in North Carolina. The marker unveiling will take place April 1 at 11 a.m. at Speckled Paw Coffee, 104 North Main St., in Mount Gilead, N.C.  Additional information about the marker can be found at http://www.ncmarkers.com/Markers.aspx?MarkerId=K-67.

Town Creek Indian Mound is one of 27 North Carolina State Historic Sites, and the only one solely dedicated to interpreting American Indian history. Since 1937, an ongoing program of scientific archaeology, preservation, and interpretation has offered North Carolinians the opportunity to better understand and appreciate the long and rich cultural traditions of American Indians from the recent and distant past in the region. The site is open and free to visit Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn more at www.towncreekindianmound.com.

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. For more information, please visit https://www.ncdcr.gov/about/history/division-historical-resources/nc-highway-historical-marker-program or contact Ansley Wegner at ansley.wegner@ncdcr.gov.

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, three science museums, three aquariums and Jennette's Pier, 41 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the N.C. Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, the African American Heritage Commission, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, and the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please visit www.ncdcr.gov.

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