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Historic Attractions

Experience Rowan County, NC History

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Experience authentic North Carolina heritage in many unique ways while savoring the charm and character of an area rich with centuries of history, adventure and discovery.  From the early days of Daniel Boone to the civil war, there is something to interest everyone.

Check out our Rowan County, North Carolina calendar of events to find historical happenings scheduled during your visit!


Historic National Cemetery and Confederate Prison Site

Address: 501 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-636-2661
Toll-Free: 800-332-2343
Fax: 704-642-2011
Description: Dedicated in 1874, this is the final resting place for veterans of all wars. Buried in 18 trench graves are 11,700 unknown soldiers who died at the Salisbury Confederate Prison during the Civil War. Including Medal of Honor recipient, Lorenzo Deming, who served on the US Picket Boat No. 1, incarcerated at the Prison at the age of 20. Deming's family was presented the Medal of Honor after his death, in 1865, by President Andrew Johnson.

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