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Clarendon Bridge

  • Present Day Person Street Bridge
  • Fayetteville, NC 28301
  • (800) 255-8217
  • Overview

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only.

    On March 4, 1825, the Honorable Hutchins G. Burton, Governor of North Carolina, the Honorable John L. Taylor, Chief Justice of the State, Genral William Williams, and Colonel Polk's Troop of Cavalry from Mecklenburg County and others, escorted Lafayette and his son from Raleigh to Fayetteville. Fayetteville's Magistrate of Police (Mayor) and Commissioners received and welcomed Lafayette at the Clarendon Bridge. He was then escorted into town by local militia units which included the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry. The bronze marker is located to the left of entrance to the bridge on the ground.