Wilmington historical marker destroyed by Florence in 2018, knocked down by vehicle in 2021 returning to downtown

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File of historical marker (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (STARNEWS) — Since it was first cast in 1949, a historical marker honoring the 1812 war hero Capt. Johnston Blakeley has stood outside the historic New Hanover County Courthouse at Third and Princess streets in downtown Wilmington.

The marker has had a rough few years, though, and if you go looking for it today, you won’t find it. But that should change soon.

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