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Near Garysburg in Northampton County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Railroad

 
 
First Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2010
1. First Railroad Marker
Inscription. The first railroad in the State was completed in 1833 from Petersburg, Va., to Blakely, on the Roanoke River, a short distance southeast.
 
Erected 1942 by North Carolina Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number E-32.)
 
Location. 36° 25.886′ N, 77° 35.315′ W. Marker is near Garysburg, North Carolina, in Northampton County. Marker is on U.S. 158 1.7 miles south of U.S. 301, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Garysburg NC 27831, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilmington & Weldon RR Trestle (approx. mile away); Roanoke Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Weldon Railroads (approx. half a mile away); Wilmington and Weldon Railroad (approx. half a mile away); Rockfish Capital of the World (approx. 0.6 miles away); Benjamin S. Turner (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Roanoke Canal (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Roanoke Canal (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is on the causeway leading to the Roanoke River bridge into Weldon from Garysburg.
 
Related markers.
Wide view of the First Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2010
2. Wide view of the First Railroad Marker
Along US-158/301 roadside with the abandoned Petersburg & Roanoke railroad right-of-way in the background.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  The First Railroad Hub of the South - Weldon NC. (Submitted on May 24, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 697 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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