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STOP 07: Old Bluff Church and Cemetery

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    This graveyard is one of the oldest in Cumberland County. It is located adjacent to Old Bluff Church, which was organized in 1758. Both are located on the high east bank of the Cape Fear River. Colonel Alexander McCalister, a leading county patriot during the Revolutionary War, is buried here. He came to North Carolina in 1740 from Scotland and quickly became a great patriot and a prominent figure in North Carolina, becoming a member of the N.C. Senate in 1787. A monument commemorates his many achievements.

    Hours: Open to the public, Exterior view only.

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