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Leonard Henderson Marker, Henderson. Courtesy of the project staff.

Leonard Henderson Marker
Henderson
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: https://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/238

Description: Sponsored by the Old Bute Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in Henderson, the marker is a bronze plaque mounted on a small, natural boulder.

Inscription:
THIS TABLET PLACED / IN MEMORY OF / LEONARD HENDERSON / CHIEF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA / FOR WHOM THE CITY OF / HENDERSON WAS NAMED / 1772 -- 1833 / BY / THE OLD BUTE CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / HENDERSON NORTH CAROLINA / 1931

Dedication date: 1931

Materials & Techniques: Stone, metal (likely bronze) plaque

Subject notes: Leonard Henderson was chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, sitting on the first session of the court which formed in 1818 when the North Carolina court system underwent change. He was a prominent lawyer and jurist, was elected to the North Carolina Council of State in 1802, and held a number of judicial appointments prior to being appointed to the Supreme Court. Henderson was born in the Nutbush community of Granville County, and the city of Henderson was named in his honor.

Location: The boulder sits in front of the Vance County courthouse, on the south side of the entrance.

City: Henderson

County: Vance

Subjects: Historic Political Figures,Local History

Latitude: 
36.3284
Longitude: 
-78.40231
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Origin - location: 

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