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

Caswell

 
 
Caswell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
1. Caswell Marker
Inscription.
(West face)
The people of N.C. have
erected this monument
in remembrance
of the eminent services of
Richard Caswell
The first Governor under
a free constitution

(South face)
He was called to the Head
of Affairs in No. Ca. in the
darkest hour of the
struggle with Great Britain
for independence —
He gave his services
without stint,
and without compensation.

( East face)
Member of Provincial Congress-
-Four times elected Governor-
Delegate elect to the
convention to frame the
Federal Constitution-
One of the
commanding officers at
-Moore's Creek-
and a successful General
of the American Revolution.

( North face)
Born Aug. 3, 1729
Died Nov. 10, 1789
An able Lawyer,
A profound Statesmen,
A worthy Grand Master,
A devoted Patriot,
And an honest man.

 
Location. 35° 15.541′ N, 77° 34.858′ W. Marker is in Kinston, North Carolina, in Lenoir County. Marker is on South Queen (Street State Routr 58) (Business U.S. 258) near East King Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map.
Caswell Marker, west face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
2. Caswell Marker, west face
Located on the front lawn of the Lenior County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Kinston NC 28501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. CSS Neuse (a few steps from this marker); Lenoir County WW I and WW II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town Of Kingston (within shouting distance of this marker); Harmony Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Kinston Hangings (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); CSS Neuse Confederate Ironclad Gunboat (about 700 feet away); Cat Hole (about 700 feet away); John Taylor Wood, CSN (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Kinston.
 
Regarding Caswell. Born in Maryland
 
Also see . . .  North Carolina History Project - Richard Caswell. “ He can be called the ‘father’ of North Carolina with little exaggeration.” (Submitted on October 2, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Caswell Marker south and east face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
3. Caswell Marker south and east face
Caswell Marker, north and west face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
4. Caswell Marker, north and west face
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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