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

Grave of Richard Caswell

 
 
Grave of Richard Caswell Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
1. Grave of Richard Caswell Marker
Inscription. South of this tablet, 166 yards, is the grave of Richard Caswell, the first Governor of North Carolina, as an independent state.

"I will most cheerfully join any of my countrymen, even as a rank and file man, and whilst I have blood in my veins freely offer it in support of the liberties of my country."
(Caswell to his son in 1775)
 
Erected 1919 by the North Carolina Historical Commission, Citizens of Lenoir County, and Caswell-Nash Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 35° 16.094′ N, 77° 37.223′ W. Marker is in Kinston, North Carolina, in Lenoir County. Marker is on West Vernon Avenue (Route 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); Richard Caswell (within shouting distance of this marker); Moving the CSS Neuse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); CSS Neuse
Grave of Richard Caswell Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
2. Grave of Richard Caswell Marker
(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 . . .  Richard Caswell Memorial. Caswell lead militia troops at the battle of Alamance, opposing the Regulators of 1771. He later 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.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentWar, US Revolutionary
 
Richard Caswell Grave Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain
3. 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.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 937 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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