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Wake Court House Memorial Marker Returns

Within the past couple of weeks, the giant stone housing a memorial marker denoting the location of the first Court House of Wake County has returned to its original location at the front of Bloomsbury Estates condos. It has been absent throughout the construction procress likely to avoid any possible unintended damage that could have occurred during that time. This is the second such marker to note the historical significance of this area. The first, located on the corner of Boylan Avenue and Morgan Street, marks the area known as Bloomsbury–the namesake of the condos nearing completion near the Boylan Wye.

The inscription reads:

First Court House for Wake County. Built – 1771. The first Court House, Prison, and Stocks for Wake County stood in this area. Erected by The Wake County Historical Society – 1983 –


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