Clinton in Sampson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Town of Clinton
In 1784 Richard Clinton deeded five acres to commissioners for use for the public buildings of the new county of Sampson. The community that flourished in this vicinity came to be known as Sampson Courthouse. The N.C. General Assembly in 1818 authorized a town to be laid out called Clinton Courthouse. By the time of Incorporation in 1822, it was known as Clinton.
Erected by Sampson County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 34° 59.859′ N, 78° 19.435′ W. Marker is in Clinton, North Carolina, in Sampson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and North Wall Street (County Highway 1839), on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Marker is located near the southeast corner of the Sampson County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Main Street, Clinton NC 28328, 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. Richard Clinton (a few steps from this marker); Sampson County Confederate Monument (within The First Sampson County Man Killed in World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Gabriel Holmes (approx. 4.3 miles away); Thomas O. Moore (approx. 7.9 miles away); Duplin Old Courthouse Site (approx. 10 miles away); James Kenan (approx. 10.1 miles away); Veteran’s Memorial (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
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1. A Brief History of Clinton. Clinton, the county seat of Sampson County, is the largest and oldest city in the county, having been incorporated in 1822. The first European settlers to come to the Sampson County area were Scotch-Irish immigrants from North Ireland around 1740. One of the many Scotch-Irish drawn to the area in search of rich farmland and flowing rivers was John Sampson. Immigrating with John Sampson was his fifteen-year-old stepson, Richard Clinton. (Submitted on February 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. A History of Clinton, North Carolina. The (Submitted on February 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.