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Snow Hill in Greene County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Snow Hill

 
 
Snow Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2017
1. Snow Hill Marker
Inscription.  County seat of Greene County, founded 1791. Town established 1811 near Cotechney, the Tuscarora Indian stronghold. Settlers came here about 1710. Incorporated in 1855.
Erected by Snow Hill Garden Club 1957

 
Erected 1957 by Snow Hill Garden Club.
 
Location. 35° 27.386′ N, 77° 40.204′ W. Marker is in Snow Hill, North Carolina, in Greene County. Marker is on U.S. 258 north of Southeast 1st Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the east side of the highway at the south end of the Contentnea Creek bridge. Marker is in this post office area: 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, measured as the crow flies. Tuscarora War (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); James Glasgow (approx. 5 miles away); Hookerton Defenses
Snow Hill Marker (<i>tall view; marker is located beside bridge abutment</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2017
2. Snow Hill Marker (tall view; marker is located beside bridge abutment)
(approx. 5 miles away); Wheat Swamp Church (approx. 7.8 miles away); Scuffleton Bridge (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Snow Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Snow Hill. Snow Hill was near the location of the final major battle of the Tuscarora War at Fort Neoheroka in 1713. The town may have derived its name from the Contentnea Creek on whose banks Native Americans camped and called them "snowy white," likely a reference to the white sands along the creek. (Submitted on March 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Snow Hill History. Snow Hill was originally a major trading depot on Contentnea Creek. Contentnea Creek was a main Wilson-to-New Bern trading artery. Contentnea Creek connects with the Neuse River in New Bern, the largest river in North Carolina. (Submitted on March 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Snow Hill Marker (<i>wide view looking north; Contentnea Creek Bridge in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2017
3. Snow Hill Marker (wide view looking north; Contentnea Creek Bridge in background)
Contentnea Creek Bridge Abutment plaque (<i>located beside marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2017
4. Contentnea Creek Bridge Abutment plaque (located beside marker)
Greene County
State Project 2290
Federal Aid
1951
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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