The Town of Cary is currently looking into giving the White Plains cemetery a historic landmark status. That makes this a good time to talk about the man behind that family cemetery who is also buried there, Nathaniel Jones of White Plains.
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Jones owned one of the largest farms in the state, which included over 100,000 acres.
The Jones House has a long connection to Cary’s history, from its rare architectural form in town to the tradition of Cary High School principals living there. As the Jones House recently gained designation as a historic landmark, new information about the building’s history was uncovered, resulting in it getting a more historically-accurate name.
The latest Cary Town Council meeting was very busy, with a second Public Hearing on the Fenton development in the Eastern Gateway, designating three Cary sites as historic landmarks, naming the 2017 Hometown Spirit Award winner, renaming a park after a much-heralded resident and much more.
Going around Cary, you can see there are many buildings and roads named after significant figures. Many of these Caryites are buried at the Hillcrest Cemetery and the Friends of Page-Walker Hotel have the cemetery set up so anyone can go on a self-guided tour and learn about Cary history and the people who created the town as we know it now.
This week consisted of a council meeting, a ribbon cutting, and a meeting with a school board member.
The Monday, July 25, 2016 Cary Town Council meeting saw intense discussion of several items, including rezoning for a possible residential gas station, a new neighborhood near the WakeMed Soccer Park and the removal of a buffer zone around Jordan Lake.
Muskets were fired in Cary on Saturday as the Daughters of The American Revolution officially honored Nathaniel Jones. The Wake County patriot is buried in White Plains Cemetery, tucked between some houses in the Maynard Oaks subdivision.
Is Thanksgiving really next week? It doesn’t seem possible. Maybe it’s the calm before the tempest, but, this weekend’s highlight event is shredding. As in document shredding.
Nearly 200 years after his death, Nathaniel Jones, a local Revolutionary War patriot, is receiving an honor.