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Captain Jack Homesite

Marker 11

Captain James Jack lived here and ran the tavern owned by his father Patrick Jack. When the Mecklenburg Declaration and the Mecklenburg Resolves were signed on May 20 and May 31, 1775, Captain Jack volunteered to ride to Philadelphia and present them to the Continental Congress.

Royal Governor Martin called these resolutions “most treasonable” and Jack no doubt would have been hanged if caught on his ride.

A bronze statue of Captain James Jack, riding off to Philadelphia is located in the Trail of History in Little Sugar Creek Greenway, east of here at the corner of Fourth Street and Kings Drive.

Captain Jack Homesite
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