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Re: Battle of Lindley's Mill 1781
Posted by: Gordon Lindley (ID *****1644) Date: November 23, 2002 at 12:28:47
In Reply to: Battle of Lindley's Mill 1781 by Missy McPherson of 1480

You are in for a treat when you visit the Quaker & Lindley
area of Alamance (formerly Orange Co.) and Chatham Counties,NC. First, go to and print out "Quaker & Lindley Country Tour Itinerary" by Les Lindley. This is a map of the area which points out the main points of interest with directions. This is the Cane Creek MM web site.

The best way to get there is going East on I-40/I-85 you will come to Burlington, then about 4 miles further at Graham, take NC 87 south about 15 miles to a stop light at Eli Whitney, turn right on Greensboro-Chapel Hill Rd going west (this is Rd. 1005. About 3 miles on the left is Spring Friends Church and across the road is the cemetery where Thomas Lindley & Ruth Hadley are buried. Thomas is the first Lindley to settle in this area 1753 and in 1756 he and Hugh Laughlin started Lindley's Mill.
About 2 miles further west on Rd 1005 you come to a blinking light which is where it crosses Lindley Mill Rd.
Turn left (south) on Lindley Mill Rd., one mile on right is Lindley's Mill which is now operated by Joe Lindley, who is a 7-Gr Grandson of Thomas Lindley.

Battle of Lindley's Mill was fought a few hundred yards across the road from Lindley's Mill and was on the land of Thomas Lindley.

There are many other interesting sites shown on the itenerary so be sure to allow plenty of time.
Have fun!

Your cousin
Gordon Lindley

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