Culpeper's Rebellion, A-21
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N 36° 17.889 W 076° 13.135
18S E 390554 N 4017707
Quick Description: Culpeper and Durant led a revolt against British trade laws, seized the government 1677, 2 mi. SE.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 6/30/2007 2:18:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM1RAV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member drmellow
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Culpeper's Rebellion

Culpeper and Durant led a revolt against British trade laws, seized the government 1677, 2 mi. SE.

This historical marker is located on NC 34 (Water Street) in Elizabeth City in Pasquotank County. It was erected in 1954. The date on the marker is 1953.

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has an essay on Culpeper's Rebellion, from which the following is excerpted:

Culpeper’s Rebellion took place in 1677-1678 in Albemarle County (what is now Pasquotank County). The rebellion was in response a variety of complaints about the government, but arose primarily as a reaction to the Navigation Acts imposed on the colonies by England. At the time, North Carolina was ruled by eight Lords Proprietors. The government in North Carolina consisted of the following: the Governor; the Council, half of which was appointed by the Lords Proprietors; and an Assembly elected by popular vote. The Council was powerful while the Assembly was weak.

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Marker Name: A-21: Culpeper's Rebellion

Marker Type: Roadside

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