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Tarboro in Edgecombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

State v. Will

 
 
State V. Will Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell
1. State V. Will Marker
Inscription.  Landmark N.C. Supreme Court Case, 1834, Gave protection to slaves who killed in self-defense. Will was a slave on the Battle plantation, here.
 
Erected by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number E-123.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsLaw Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
Location. 35° 56.038′ N, 77° 39.046′ W. Marker is in Tarboro, North Carolina, in Edgecombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Alternate U.S. 64, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 64Alternate . Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8055 US Hwy 64 Alt W, Tarboro NC 27886, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William R. Cox (approx. 1.4 miles away); Occupation of Tarboro (approx. 6.7 miles away); John Spencer Bassett (approx. 6.7 miles away); General Henry Hugh Shelton (approx.
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6.7 miles away); Edgecombe County Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); Edgecombe County Supreme Sacrifice Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); God and Country (approx. 6.7 miles away); Washington's Southern Tour (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tarboro.
 
State V. Will Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell
2. State V. Will Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2021, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2021, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 29, 2024