List of African-American historic places in North Carolina

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This list of African American Historic Places in North Carolina is based on a book by the National Park Service, The Preservation Press, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.[1] Other listings are also online.[2]

For National List of African American Historic Places use this link.
Contents: Counties in North Carolina with African American Historic Places 
Alamance - Buncombe - Burke - Caswell - Cumberland - Durham - Forsyth - Franklin - Guilford - Granville - Iredell - Johnston - Mecklenburg - Polk - Rockingham - Rowan - Vance - Wake - Warren - Wilson

Some of these sites are on the National Register of Historic Places (NR) as independent sites or as part of larger historic district. Several of the sites are National Historic Landmarks (NRL). Others have North Carolina historical markers (HM). The citation on historical markers is given in the reference. The location listed is the nearest community to the site. More precise locations are given in the reference.

Alamance County[edit]

Buncombe County[edit]

Burke County[edit]

Caswell County[edit]

Thomas Day, an early 19th-century free African-American cabinetmaker.

Cumberland County[edit]

Durham County[edit]

Forsyth County[edit]

Franklin County[edit]

Guilford County[edit]

Granville County[edit]

Iredell County, County[edit]

Johnston County[edit]

Mecklenburg County[edit]

Polk County[edit]

Rockingham County[edit]

Rowan County[edit]

Vance County[edit]

Wake County[edit]

The district includes East Hargett Street, once known as Raleigh's "Black Main Street", due to the fact it once contained the largest number of businesses owned by African-Americans in the city.

Warren County[edit]

Wilson County[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places (October 1, 1994). African American Historic Places. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780471143451.
  2. ^ NCPEDIA. "Exploring North Carolina: African American History". Retrieved October 22, 2019.