Moores Creek Stage Road Monument, Moores Creek National Battlefield
This monument is a 5’ x 8” granite boulder with a polished frame for the inscription and a small relief sculpture of a cannon below. The cannon faces the historic Negro Head Point Road and resides on the battlefield outside the reconstructed earthworks. Originally, the monument rested atop a concrete base that no longer remains.
OLD WILMINGTON AND FAYETTEVILLE STAGE ROAD / ROUTE TAKEN BY BRITISH AND TORY ARMY FROM / CROSS CREEK TO JOIN LORD CORNWALLIS AND / CLINTON AT WILMINGTON. THEY WERE DEFEATED IN / THE BATTLE OF THIS PLACE. 350 WERE CAPTURED / AS PRISONERS OF WAR FEB. 27, 1776
Moores Creek National Battlefield, National Park Service
July 27, 1911
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Moores Creek Monumental Association
Old Wilmington and Fayetteville Road Monument
The monument marks the location of the historic Wilmington-Fayetteville road traveled by both the Loyalist and Patriot forces.
According to the National Park Service, there is no evidence that this road was ever used by a stage or if it even connected to Fayetteville.
The memorial is located at the Moores Creek National Battlefield Historic Park, 40 Patriots Hall Dr., Currie, NC 28435. It stands next to the historic Negro Head Point Road on the battlefield.
The historic marker stands at the intersection of historic trails in a clearing before a forested area.
The monument was moved from its original location on July 26, 1838 for restoration of the original earthworks on the battlefield.
An annual ceremony of the battle of Moores Creek is held in February with historic military demonstrations and reenactments.