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  • Monument Name

    John Franklin Moore, Mooresville

  • Type

    Plaque

  • Subjects

    Local History

  • City

    Mooresville

  • County

    Iredell

  • Description

    The John Franklin Moore memorial is a steel plaque with a high serpentine shaped top on a steel pole. The serpentine arch at the top has a wreath surrounding the Stars and Bars, first Confederate national flag, and stylized UDC letters for the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The inscription and image appear on both sides of the plaque.

  • Inscription

    JOHN FRANKLIN MOORE / 1822-1877 / PIONEER CITIZEN. DONOR OF / LAND FOR CIVIC USE. MOORESVILLE / WAS NAMED IN HIS HONOR. ERECTED BY / BATTLE OF BENNTONVILLE CHAPTER / UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY - 1950

  • Dedication Date

    1950

  • Decade

    1950s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.582350 , -80.813160 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "John Franklin Moore Home," from Mooresville Public Library Special Collections Link

      "John Franklin Moore," FInd a Grave, findagrave.com, (accessed May 26, 2023) Link

      "John Franklin Moore," GENi, geni.com, (accessed May 26, 2023) Link

      "Mooresville 150th," Town of Mooresville, mooresvillenc.gov, (accessed May 26, 2023) Link

      “The Town of Mooresville,” Mooresville Museum, themooresvillemuseum.org, (accessed July 28, 2022) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Steel

  • Sponsors

    Battle of Bentonville Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy

  • Subject Notes

    [Additional information from NCpedia editors at the State Library of North Carolina: This person enslaved and owned other people. Many Black and African people, their descendants, and some others were enslaved in the United States until the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in 1865. It was common for wealthy landowners, entrepreneurs, politicians, institutions, and others to enslave people and use enslaved labor during this period. To read more about the enslavement and transportation of African people to North Carolina, visit https://aahc.nc.gov/programs/africa-carolina-0. To read more about slavery and its history in North Carolina, visit https://www.ncpedia.org/slavery. - Government and Heritage Library, 2023.]

  • Location

    The memorial plaque is located in John Franklin Moore Park which is a long narrow, triangle patch between South Main and South Broad streets where they intersect with East and West Center Avenues at the historic train depot. A short distance from this marker is a memorial to Lebanon Peace Keeping Force.

  • Landscape

    The memorial plaque on a steel pole stands surrounded by trees and bushes.

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