Snow Hill in Greene County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Five miles west of Snow Hill, March
20-23, 1713, the Indians under Hancock
suffered the severest blow ever
experienced by them in North Carolina.
The battle virtually ended the Tuscarora
War and led to the emigration of
the defeated Tuscaroras to New York.
This street in 1744 was the
southern boundary of
Lord Granville’s One-
Eighth Part of Carolina
Erected 1928 by Greene County and the Col. Alexander McAllister Chapter, D.A.R.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 35° 27.322′ N, 77° 40.222′ W. Marker is in Snow Hill, North Carolina, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of SE 2nd Street (U.S. 258) and North Greene Street (U.S. 258), on the right when traveling west on SE 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is located near the southwest corner of the Greene County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 N Greene St, Snow Hill NC 28580, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker Snow Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hull Road (approx. 2˝ miles away); Grimsley Baptist Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Nooherooka (approx. 3.6 miles away); Hookerton Defenses (approx. 5 miles away); James Glasgow (approx. 5.1 miles away); Wheat Swamp Church (approx. 7.7 miles away); Scuffleton Bridge (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Snow Hill.
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1. Tuscarora War. What is now Carteret, Pamlico, Craven, Lenoir, Jones, Beaufort, and Pitt Counties was a terrifying place to live from 1711 to 1713. North Carolinians and the Yamasee waged war against the Tuscarora. Many colonists’ settlements were burned and the Tuscarora ax indiscriminately fell upon men, women, and children. In the end, English colonists prevailed. Captured Tuscarora were sold into slavery and those that escaped northward joined the Iroquois League. (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Natives and Newcomers: North Carolina before 1770. West of the present-day town of Snow Hill in Greene County the Tuscaroras' determined struggle to retain their homeland was brought to an end. For three days the Tuscaroras withstood the South Carolina onslaught. Finally Moore's forces set fire to the bastions and to buildings (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Tuscarora War. The rapid encroachment of the whites on the lands of the Tuscarora and their Indian neighbors for a period of sixty years after the first settlements, although there was an air of peace and harmony between the two races, there were wrongs which dwarfed in comparison with the continued practice of kidnapping their young to be sold into slavery. This was the true cause of the so-called Tuscarora war in 1711-13. Years before the massacre of 1711, Tuscarora Indians were brought into Pennsylvania and sold as slaves. (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Notable Events • Wars, US Indian •
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