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Kinston in Lenoir County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Richard Caswell

 
 
Richard Caswell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
1. Richard Caswell Marker
Inscription. First Governor of the state, 1776. Revolutionary statesman and soldier. Grave 166 yards south.
 
Erected 1936 by Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number F 2.)
 
Location. 35° 16.096′ N, 77° 37.207′ W. Marker is in Kinston, North Carolina, in Lenoir County. Marker is on West Vernon Avenue (U.S. 70/258), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in front of the CSS Neuse and Caswell State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Kinston NC 28504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ram Neuse (a few steps from this marker); Grave of Richard Caswell (within shouting distance of this marker); Moving the CSS Neuse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); CSS Neuse (about 600 feet away); John Taylor Wood, CSN (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cat Hole (approx. 2.2 miles away); CSS Neuse Confederate Ironclad Gunboat (approx. 2.2 miles away); CSS Neuse (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kinston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Richard Caswell Memorial. Caswell lead militia troops at the battle of Alamance, opposing the Regulators of 1771. He later
Markers in Front of the State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Markers in Front of the State Historic Site
lead militia forces opposing the British at the battle of Moore's Creek Bridge in 1776. He later served six one-year terms as the North Carolina's governor. (Submitted on May 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. North Carolina Office of Governor - Governors of North Carolina - Richard Caswell. (Submitted on May 19, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. GovernmentWar, US Revolutionary
 
Caswell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 7, 2010
3. Caswell Cemetery
Richard Caswell Grave image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 7, 2010
4. Richard Caswell Grave
Originally a flat tombstone stood upright with an inscription. That original stone broke and was lost in the early part of the 20th Century, and was replaced by this marker.
Inscription on Top of the Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 7, 2010
5. Inscription on Top of the Gravestone
Richard Caswell
Aug. 2, 1729 - Nov. 10, 1789
First Constitutional Gov.
First recorded master of St. John's
No. 4 A.F. & A.M.
Second Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of N.C.
 
 
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