Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Wake Wednesday - Historic Marker Event Saturday, Jan 27 in Holly Springs - Rev War Patriot Christopher Woodward

Historic Marker Unveiling to Celebrate Revolutionary War Patriot’s Mill and Store

Saturday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m. at Virginia Creek Drive near the corner of Sunset Lake Road, at the entrance to Creekside at Sunset Lake.

The Town of Holly Springs invites the entire community to the unveiling of a historic marker celebrating Revolutionary War Patriot Christopher Woodward’s mill and store. Near the mill at Camp Middle Creek, Lt. Col. Hardy Sanders mustered troops to protect the North Carolina legislature during the Revolutionary War.

Woodward operated a mill near the marker location as early as 1781. A frequent gathering place, the business milled lumber, ground corn and wheat, and ginned cotton. Tax records from 1819 indicate the Woodward family ran a retail store on the site, the first in this area.

Further details in the linked Holly Springs press release.

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