Snow Hill in Greene County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
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. 2½ miles away); Grimsley Baptist Church (approx. 2½ miles away); Nooherooka (approx. 3.6 miles away); James Glasgow (approx. 5 miles away); Hookerton Defenses 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.
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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 Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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.