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Kinston in Lenoir County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Richard Caswell

 
 
Richard Caswell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
1. Richard Caswell Marker
Inscription.  First Governor of the state, 1776. Revolutionary statesman and soldier. Grave 166 yards south.
 
Erected 1936 by Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number F-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 35° 16.096′ N, 77° 37.207′ W. Marker is in Kinston, North Carolina, in Lenoir County. Marker is on West Vernon Avenue (U.S. 70/258), on the right when traveling east. Located in front of the CSS Neuse and Caswell State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinston NC 28504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grave of Richard Caswell (within shouting distance of this marker); Moving the CSS Neuse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walk of Honor Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cat Hole (approx. 2.2 miles away);
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CSS Neuse Confederate Ironclad Gunboat (approx. 2.2 miles away); Birth of Funk (approx. 2.3 miles away); Kinston Sit-Ins (approx. 2.3 miles away); CSS Neuse (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinston.
 
Also see . . .  North Carolina Office of Governor - Governors of North Carolina - Richard Caswell. (Submitted on May 19, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Markers in Front of the State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain
2. Markers in Front of the State Historic Site
Caswell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 7, 2010
3. Caswell Cemetery
Richard Caswell Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 7, 2010
4. Richard Caswell Grave
Originally a flat tombstone stood upright with an inscription. That original stone broke and was lost in the early part of the 20th Century, and was replaced by this marker.
Inscription on Top of the Gravestone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 7, 2010
5. Inscription on Top of the Gravestone
Richard Caswell
Aug. 2, 1729 - Nov. 10, 1789
First Constitutional Gov.
First recorded master of St. John's
No. 4 A.F. & A.M.
Second Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of N.C.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,150 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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