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How did Lt. Congleton Road get its name?

Ben Steelman

This side road off Myrtle Grove Road is named for Ashley Congleton, a Confederate veteran from Washington, N.C. That’s according to Marvin Congleton of Wilmington, who ought to know — he coined the name. The private road leads to a tree farm Congleton owns.

New roadways in the area were supposed to have a Civil War theme, Congleton said. (Although they’re not directly connected, check a map, and you’ll notice that Lt. Congleton Road is close to Manassas Drive, Shiloh Drive, Antietam Drive, Gettysburg Drive and Appomattox Drive.) Congleton thought he’d honor an ancestor.

And why the “Lieutenant” in the street name? “I’m an old veteran myself,” Congleton explained, “and I know, it’s lieutenants and sergeants who win a war. I lot of them sure get killed.”

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2 Responses to “ How did Lt. Congleton Road get its name?”

  1. On September 6, 2009 at 7:06 pm Marlene Pat Gupton wrote:

    Found this posting very interesting. The gentleman you are speaking of (Marvin Congleton) used to be my boss at MOTSU. If he states a fact “it is true”. He has photographic memory and knows his facts before speaking. Nice to know he is still alive and well.

  2. On November 11, 2009 at 4:33 am Rachel wrote:

    I’m wondering the year Marvin Congleton was born. My great grandmother has a brother by the same name, he had a twin sister names Margeurite.

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