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Boggan-hammond House

Salisbury Street at Washington Street, Wadesboro, NC, USA
  North Carolina State Historical Marker
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Historical Marker
    Marker Text:
"Eighteenth-century house built by Patrick Boggan, Revolutionary soldier & a founder of Wadesboro. Now historical museum. Located 2 blocks south."
     The fully restored Boggan-Hammond House sits in the Anson County seat of Wadesboro two blocks from the town square. Built in the late eighteenth century by Revolutionary War veteran and town founder Patrick Boggan (1725-1817), the house is a simple one-story frame structure built on a hall-parlor plan. During the Revolution, Captain Boggan commanded the minutemen of the Salisbury District, serving together with Thomas Wade, his brother-in-law. The house is said to have been built as a wedding gift for Boggan’s daughter Eleanor who married William Hammond.

     Prior to the Revolution Patrick Boggan was active in the Regulator movement and in 1768 petitioned Governor William Tryon, along with neighbors of like mind, for the replacement of local court officers. The town of Wadesboro, originally called “New Town,” was founded by act of the legislature in 1783. Together with Wade and jurist Samuel Spencer, Boggan constituted one part of the Revolutionary “Triumvirate” of Anson County.

     Appended to the Boggan-Hammond House is the Alexander Little Wing, constructed by jurist Alexander Little at some point after his acquisition of the property in 1839. The renovation of the house and wing were projects of the Anson County Historical Society.

Mary Louise Medley, History of Anson County, North Carolina, 1750-1976 (1976)
Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003)
W. K. Boggan, “Captain Patrick Boggan,” address delivered at the unveiling of gravestone (n.d.), copy in the marker files, Research Branch, Office of Archives and History