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Washington in Beaufort County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Washington, North Carolina

 
 
Washington, North Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2013
1. Washington, North Carolina Marker
Inscription.
To commemorate
the 200th Anniversary of
Washington, North Carolina
The first town
in the United States
to be named for
General George Washington

Originally known
as "town at the forks of the
Tar River." It was settled about
1700 and became the center
of commerce for the Pamlico
and Tar River: also the second
shipping port in the state

Dedicated to our Founding Fathers
by the
Major Reading Blount Chapter
National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
February 22, 1976

 
Erected 1976 by Major Reading Blount Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 35° 32.417′ N, 77° 3.25′ W. Marker is in Washington, North Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is at the intersection of East Water Street and South Bonner Street, on the right when traveling east on East Water Street. Click for map. This marker is near the North Carolina Estuarium. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 E Water St, Washington NC 27889, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Siege of Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Susan Dimock
Washington, North Carolina Bicentennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2013
2. Washington, North Carolina Bicentennial Marker
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Gray Blount (about 700 feet away); Josephus Daniels (about 700 feet away); DeMille Family (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel G. Fowle (approx. mile away); USS Picket (approx. 0.3 miles away); Attack On Washington (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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