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North Carolina Historical MarkersHenry P. Cheatham, Marker G-94

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Born into slavery. U.S. Congressman, 1889-1893. Superintendent of Colored Orphanage of N.C., 1907-1935. Grave 8/10 mi. N.E.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/11/2006

last visited: 6/21/2008

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North Carolina Historical MarkersWeitzel's Mill, Marker J-37

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Site of a skirmish between American forces under Col. O. H. Williams and British troops under Col. James Webster, Mar. 6, 1781, is 6 mi. E.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/11/2006

last visited: 4/19/2011

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North Carolina Historical MarkersGeorge Preddy, Marker J-80

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1919-1944. World War II fighter pilot. N.C.'s leading ace. Killed in action. Home 1 block east.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/11/2006

last visited: 11/18/2009

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North Carolina Historical MarkersRural Electrification, E-111

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New Deal program set up cooperatives to bring power to farms. In N.C., first switch thrown on Apr. 17, 1937, one mi. N.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/11/2006

last visited: 1/13/2008

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North Carolina Historical MarkersBattle of Roanoke Island, Marker BB-4

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The US Civil War Battle of Roanoke Island on February 7, 1862.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/9/2006

last visited: 9/24/2012

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North Carolina Historical MarkersNaval Battle of Roanoke Island, Marker BB-5

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The naval battle of Roanoke Island took place on February 7, 1862.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/9/2006

last visited: 6/19/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersFort Bartow, Marker BBB-2

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Confederate earth fort mounting nine guns. Bombarded by Federal fleet February 7, 1862. Earthworks 2 1/2 mi. W.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/8/2006

last visited: 12/1/2003

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North Carolina Historical MarkersConfederate Channel Obstructions, Marker BBB-3

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Wood pilings placed to stop Federal fleet in Croatan Sound, still visible at low tide. Remains are 2 1/2 mi. W.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/8/2006

last visited: 12/1/2003

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North Carolina Historical MarkersR. A. Fessenden, Marker B-26

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Inventor, Pioneer in radio communication, conducted wireless experiments, 1901-02, from a station, 600 yds. S.W.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/7/2006

last visited: 6/19/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersThe Wreck of the "Huron", Marker B-31

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Near this spot, Nov. 24, 1877, the U.S.S. "Huron" ran ashore with loss of ninety-eight lives.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/7/2006

last visited: 7/1/2012

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North Carolina Historical MarkersFort Forrest, Marker B-52

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Confederate, mounting seven guns. Protected west side of Croatan Sound. Destroyed on Feb. 8, 1862. Earthworks stood 1 mile N.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/7/2006

last visited: 8/8/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersSalmon Creek and Eden House: Seedbed of the Colony, Marker A-10

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Along the banks of the Chowan River and Salmon Creek, the seeds were planted for the colony and state of North Carolina.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/6/2006

last visited: 9/4/2006

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North Carolina Historical Markers"Scotch Hall", Marker A-49

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Plantation setting for the novel "Bertie" by George R. Throop (1851), tutor in the family of Geo. W. Capehart. House built 1838 is 8 mi. S.E.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/6/2006

last visited: 9/26/2014

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North Carolina Historical MarkersFirst English Colonies, Marker B-1

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Explored in 1584. Site of first English settlements in new world, 1585-1587. Birthplace of Virginia Dare, first child born of English parents in America.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/6/2006

last visited: 6/19/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersFort Huger, Marker B-2

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Principal Confederate fort on Roanoke Island. Mounted twelve guns. Surrendered Feb. 8, 1862. Earthworks are 100 yards south.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 11/6/2006

last visited: 6/18/2013

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North Carolina Historical MarkersWreck Of The Metropolis, Marker A-33

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Wreck Of The Metropolis. Steamer ran aground, Jan. 31, 1878, killing 85. Tragedy prompted improvements in the U.S. Lifesaving Service. Remains are 3/5 mi. SE.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/3/2006

last visited: 5/19/2019

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North Carolina Historical MarkersThomas C. Manning, Marker A-67

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Thomas C. Manning. U.S. Minister to Mexico; chief justice, La. Supreme Court.; La. adjutant gen., 1863-65; taught at Edenton Academy. Lived here.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/2/2006

last visited: 10/24/2012

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North Carolina Historical MarkersFrancis Corbin, Marker A-69

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Francis Corbin. (d) 1767. Granville agent, jurist, legislator. Provoked "Enfield Riot." Home, "the Cupola House," 2 blks. S.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/2/2006

last visited: 10/24/2012

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHarriet Jacobs, Marker A-72

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Harriet Jacobs. c. 1813-1897. Fugitive slave, writer, & abolitionist. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) depicts her early life. Lived in Edenton.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/2/2006

last visited: 8/14/2010

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHenderson Walker, Marker A-73

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Henderson Walker. c. 1660-1704. Acting governor, 1699-1703; attorney general, judge, and vestryman. Grave is 75 feet west.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/2/2006

last visited: 10/24/2012

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North Carolina Historical MarkersInglis Fletcher, Marker A-78

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Inglis Fletcher. 1879-1969. Novelist. Wrote Raleigh's Eden (1940), first of 12-volume "Carolina Series," based on early N.C. history. Her home, "Bandon," stood 1/2 mile northwest.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/2/2006

last visited: 1/21/2010

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North Carolina Historical MarkersEdenton Tea Party, Marker A-22

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Edenton Tea Party. Fifty-one women met at Mrs. Elizabeth King's home, which stood 1100 ft. S.E., and resolved, Oct. 25, 1774, to support the American cause.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/1/2006

last visited: 9/2/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersFirst Post Road, Marker A-25

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First Post Road. The road from New England to Charleston, over which mail was first carried regularly in North Carolina, 1738-39, passed near this spot.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/1/2006

last visited: 10/24/2012

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North Carolina Historical MarkersMackeys Ferry, Marker A-27

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Mackeys Ferry. Established 1735 over Albemarle Sound, succeeding Bells Ferry. Discontinued in 1938. Northern terminus was four blocks south.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/1/2006

last visited: 9/2/2017

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North Carolina Historical MarkersDr. Hugh Williamson, Marker A-34

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Dr. Hugh Williamson. Signer of the Federal Constitution, member of Congress, historian. Home was 4 blocks S.E.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/1/2006

last visited: 10/24/2012

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