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  • Monument Name

    Sallie Salter Monument, Elizabethtown

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War

    Historic Women Figures

    Personal Monuments

  • City

    Elizabethtown

  • County

    Bladen

  • Description

    This monument is a carved granite boulder. The inscription includes the birth and death dates of Sallie Salter (a local hero of the American Revolution), those of her husband William Salter, and the dates that William Salter served as an Assemblyman. The monument is approximately 3 ½ ft tall by 2 ½ ft wide.

  • Inscription

    SALLIE SALTER / 1742 – 1800 / HEROINE OF / BATTLE OF ELIZABETHTOWN / WIFE OF / WILLIAM SALTER, II / 1732 – 1802 / ASSEMBLYMAN 1774 – 75 / ERECTED BY DESCENDANTS / BLADEN CO. & / BATTLE OF ELIZABETHTOWN / CHAPTER OF D. A. R.

  • Custodian

    Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Dedication Date

    June 23, 1944

  • Decade

    1940s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    34.628570 , -78.605730 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Battle of Elizabethtown Chapter," North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution, (accessed June 11, 2014) Link

      "Sally Salter," Markeroni.com, (accessed June 11, 2014) Link

      "The Wonders of Elizabethtown, NC," North Carolina History Projects, (accessed June 11, 2014) Link

      Gruber, Leslie. "Back Then / 100 and 50 years ago this week," Star-News (Wilmington, NC), June 19, 1994.

      Odom, Nash. "Sallie Salter: Fact or Legend," The Bladen Journal (Elizabethtown, NC), April 27, 1975

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Daughters of the American Revolution, Salter family descendants, Bladen County

  • Subject Notes

    In 1781 a band of 71 Patriots prepared to fight a force of 400 Tories (British sympathizers) at Elizabethtown. Sallie Salter, a local woman, was sent into Elizabethtown by the Revolutionaries on the pretense of selling eggs and socks while gathering information on the Tory positions. With the help of her information, the Patriots routed the larger force in battle and liberated Bladen County from British influence.

    The remains of Sallie Salter are interred at another location.

  • Location

    The monument faces west toward S. Poplar Street.

  • Landscape

    This monument stands at the west edge of the Bladen County Courthouse Lawn. It shares the lawn with 3 other monuments: the Bladen County Veterans Bell, the Fallen Heroes Memorial, and The Freedom Tree. The lawn is also decorated with trees and benches.

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