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Windsor in Bertie County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Historic Windsor

 
 
Historic Windsor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
1. Historic Windsor Marker
Inscription. Created by an act of Colonial Assembly in 1768, New Windsor was established on the site known as Gray’s Landing. A part of grants to the Lords Proprietors, 2800 acres on the Cashie River were sold in 1717 by John Lord Carteret, Earl of Granville to Thomas Pollock. His son, Cullen, sold to John Gray 1,000 acres of the “Rosefield” Plantation in 1722. William Blount, a Gray descendant who was born at Rosefield, became a member of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Federal Constitution. He later became Governor of the Southwest Territory and a U.S. Senator from Tennessee. Today the National Register Historic District encompasses some of the same area.

Passing through the Historic district one sees stately homes many of which were built in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Windsor has served as the county seat of Bertie County since 1794 when the courthouse and prison were moved by the Assembly from the old town of Cashy. It continues as the county seat and the center of an agricultural and industrial economy based on farm products and the timber industry.
 
Location. 35° 59.64′ N, 76° 56.561′ W. Marker is in Windsor, North Carolina, in Bertie County. Marker is at the intersection of South King Street and East Water Street
Historic Windsor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
2. Historic Windsor Marker
(U.S. 17) on South King Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Windsor NC 27983, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gray’s Landing (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Windsor (here, next to this marker); Engagement at Windsor (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wellington and Powell Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roanoke/Cashie River Center Grave Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eden House Root Cellar (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Blount (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bertie County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Windsor.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 279 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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