RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Historical markers identify locations of historic significance.

Now officials are hoping the public can help them identify the location of one of the historical markers, which has gone missing.

The missing marker is about B. Everett Jordan, and should be on state Highway 87 southwest of Saxapahaw, at the highway's intersection with Church Road. The marker records that Jordan, a textile executive, was a senator from 1958 to 1973 and says his home was about a mile northeast of the marker's location.

A passerby noticed that it was broken and lying on the ground on Nov. 10, but it has since vanished.

Historical markers cost the state $1700, according to Ansley Herring Wegner with the North Carolina Office of Archives and History. She says there are nearly 1600 historical markers across the state and that several signs go missing every month.

If you have information regarding the disappearance or whereabouts of this marker, please contact Ansley Herring Wegner of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History (919) 807-7291 or ansley.wegner@ncdcr.gov

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