Town Common, Marker E-18
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member drmellow
N 35° 54.004 W 077° 32.182
18S E 271091 N 3975836
Quick Description: Established in 1760 by the Legislative Act which created the colonial town of Tarboro.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2006 7:55:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMDC7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
Views: 36

Long Description:

Text on marker:

Town Common
Established in 1760 by the Legislative Act which created the colonial town of Tarboro.

This historical marker is located on NC 33 (Main Street) in Tarboro. It was erected in 1939.

Wikipedia offers the following information about Tarboro:

Tarboro is a town located in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 11,138. It is the county seat of Edgecombe County.

Historic Tarboro, North Carolina, was chartered in 1760. Nestled in a bend of the Tar River, it was an important river port, the head of navigation on the Tar. As early as the 1730’s a small community formed due to this natural asset, and a warehouse, customs office and other commercial concerns together with a score of "plain and cheap" houses made a bustling village.

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The official website for the town of Tarboro has more information about Tarboro, as does the Wikipedia entry.

Marker Name: E-18: Town Common

Marker Type: Roadside

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Local North Carolina markers without State Number Designation: Not listed

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