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Edgecombe County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By J. J. Prats, February 14, 2009
Brick School Marker
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Bricks — E-90 — Brick School
Established for blacks in 1895 through philanthropy of Mrs. Joseph K. Brick; became junior college in 1926. Closed, 1933. Buildings stood here. — Map (db m16244) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Princeville — E-97 — Freedom Hill
Community established here by freed blacks in 1865. Incorporated as Princeville in 1885. — Map (db m46096) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Princeville — Historic Princeville — From Slavery to Freedom Hill
During the Civil War, thousands of slaves escaped to U.S. Army lines, and more than thirty African Americans from Edgecombe County enlisted in the 35th, 36th, and 37th U.S. Colored Troops, 14th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery, and U.S. Navy. After the . . . — Map (db m74138) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — E-117 — Anna Easter Brown — 1879-1957
A founder in 1908 of Alpha Kappa Alpha, nation’s oldest sorority for African Americans; history teacher. Her grave is Ό mile east. — Map (db m48677) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — Around the "Y" Community
This marker dedicated on September 1, 2007 memorializes and honors a predominately African American community. Originally the community was known as around the "Wire" today it is known as the "Y" community. It sprang up in the early 20th . . . — Map (db m94563) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — E-74 — Dred Wimberly
Former slave. Voted for better roads, schools, and colleges as State representative, 1879, 1887; and State senator, 1889. His home stands here. — Map (db m44998) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — E-112 — Martin Luther King Jr. — 1929 ~ 1968
In his speech, Nov. 27, 1962, in gym 200 yards S.E., civil rights leader delivered refrain "I have a dream," used in Lincoln Memorial address, 1963. — Map (db m44900) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — Miss Anna Easter Brown
Founding Member Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Lived in this residence (1926-1857). Educator - Brick Junior College (1910-1926). Booker T. Washington High School (1926-1952). Historian - Annual Negro History Exhibit . . . — Map (db m49016) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — This Bell
The first one purchased by the City of Rocky Mount, 1910 Preserved & Mounted by Burlington Industries, Inc. and its Rocky Mount Plants, 1977 — Map (db m94460)
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — E-70 — William R. Cox
Confederate general. His brigade fought in last infantry action at Appomattox. Later Congressman; Secretary U.S. Senate. Home here. — Map (db m44997) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — Civil War Cemeteries — Buried with Honor
Civil War soldiers and veterans are buried in Calvary Episcopal Churchyard and Old Town Cemetery. Among the fifty Confederates interred in the churchyard are Gen. William Dorsey Pender and Lt. Col. John L. Bridges. In May 1863, Pender . . . — Map (db m45432) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — Edgecombe County Confederate Memorial
(Front):Erected in honor of The Confederate Soldiers of Edgecombe County. "Defenders of State Sovereignty." 1861 C.S.A. 1865 (Back):Erected Oct. 29, 1904 — Map (db m31099) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-116 — George H. White — 1852 ~ 1918
Represented the state's "Black Second" district, U.S. House, 1897-1901. Last black Southerner in Congress for 72 years. Lived two blocks east. — Map (db m45101) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-65 — Henry T. Clark
Governor of North Carolina, 1861-1862. Speaker of the State Senate. Helped organize the State for war. Grave is 3 blocks E. — Map (db m44999) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-85 — John C. Dancy — 1857 ~ 1920
Editor of A.M.E. Zion Church papers; orator; a delegate to Methodist world conference; customs collector of Wilmington. Home stood 3 blks. E. — Map (db m45347) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E 95 — John Spencer Bassett — 1867 - 1928
Historian. Professor at Trinity College, 1894-1906. Secretary, Amer. Historical Association, 1919-1928. Born here. — Map (db m31106) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-96 — Joseph Blount Chesire, Jr. — 1850 ~ 1932
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of N.C., 1893-1932; lawyer & writer. Birthplace is one block W.; grave 100 yards S. — Map (db m46213) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — Occupation of Tarboro — "All were burned ..." — Potter's Raid
(Preface): On July 18, 1863 Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The infantry feinted toward Kinston and retreated to New Bern. Potter raided . . . — Map (db m31074) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — Occupation of Tarboro — Daniel's Schoolhouse Engagement — Potters Raid
(Preface): On July 18, 1861, Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The Infantry feinted toward Kinston and returned to New Bern. Potter . . . — Map (db m62211) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church — Historical Marker
St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church was organized on the fourth Sunday in March 1866 under the leadership of George C. Caine. The house of worship was erected on the corner of St. David and Granville Streets in 1869. We are grateful to God for . . . — Map (db m46638) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E 18 — Town Common
Established in 1760 by the legislative act which crated the colonial town of Tarboro. — Map (db m31081) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
. . . — Map (db m31105) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-41 — W.D. Pender
Confederate major general; graduate of U.S. Military Academy, 1854. Mortally wounded at Gettysburg, age 29. Grave is 4 blocks east. — Map (db m44899) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-40 — W.L. Saunders
Editor "Colonial Records of North Carolina," Confederate colonel, N.C. Secretary of State, 1879-91. His grave is four blocks east. — Map (db m46603) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E 24 — Washington's Southern Tour
President Washington spent the night, April 18, 1791, in the town of Tarboro. — Map (db m31083) HM

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