06/27/09 22 W, 1 I - + 13 - 11 Mystery Marker

Where is this marker that read "Durham Hwy?" For extra credit, tell a little about what's nearby.

If I’m not mistaken, that marker is on NC54 near Morrisville F.D. station 1. There is a small turnaround there and a small park with picnic table.
bd5660 (Email) - 06/28/09 - 03:08

Negative, that’s not the pictured location. The pictured place is not in Morrisville.
Legeros - 06/28/09 - 05:42

ON the marker you can just make out…. “..... LL DR” would lead one to believe the name of the road was on the marker as well as “Durham HWY” Just some food for thought on it.
JJ - 06/28/09 - 13:06

The cross-street is indeed listed on the marker, and is the road extended into the distance. To the right is a greenway.
Legeros - 06/28/09 - 13:26

Can’t place it yet, but I do remember when all streets outside of the downtown area were marked with signposts like this one.
DJ - 06/28/09 - 16:39

Still thinking. I am going to ask around some more. Glenwood Ave. used to be Durham Highway so….
DHFD200B - 06/28/09 - 19:45

Imagine a line that bisects the southwest and northeast corners of the original 1792 city limits. The marker is below that line.
Legeros - 06/28/09 - 20:43

I thought it looked familiar, especially since I have driven by it at least 1000 times and “run” by it almost 500 times… Real sneaky Mike (and fun thinking on it). I believe the marker is actually misplaced or has been relocated to its present location as Glenwood Ave. is actually Durham Hwy. Also, there are 4 more markers around it (for some reason). It was probably removed from Glenwood Ave. long ago because it is now located on FAYETTEVILLE STREET !!!! The last clue did not help me, but I was real curious when I saw a City of Raleigh greenway close by. The terrain was then familiar. Here’s a link to the Google street view for the others to see. Real good one… do another one!!

A.Rich - 06/28/09 - 21:13

Oh yeah, its close to KTC. Can I get my prize now???
A.Rich - 06/28/09 - 21:19

We have a winner! The marker, one of four, is beside the rear entrance to Mount Hope Cemetery in the 1100 block of Fayetteville Street. The Cemetery is a historical gem, established circa 1782 for the city’s black citizens. It’s of the first such municipal cemeteries in North Carolina, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Legeros - 06/28/09 - 21:19

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