Kinston in Lenoir County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Grave of Richard Caswell
"I will most cheerfully join any of my countrymen, even as a rank and file man, and whilst I have blood in my veins freely offer it in support of the liberties of my country."
(Caswell to his son in 1775)
Erected 1919 by the North Carolina Historical Commission, Citizens of Lenoir County, and Caswell-Nash Chapter, D.A.R.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
Location. 35° 16.094′ N, 77° 37.223′ W. Marker is in Kinston, North Carolina, in Lenoir County. Marker is on West Vernon Avenue (Route 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. Ram Neuse (a few steps from this marker); Richard CaswellMoving the CSS Neuse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Taylor Wood, CSN (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cat Hole (approx. 2.2 miles away); CSS Neuse Confederate Ironclad Gunboat (approx. 2.2 miles away); CSS Neuse (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Town Of Kingston (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinston.
Also see . . . Richard Caswell Memorial. Caswell lead militia troops at the battle of Alamance, opposing the Regulators of 1771. He later lead militia forces opposing the British at the battle of Moore's Creek Bridge in 1776. He later served six one-year terms as the North Carolina's governor. (Submitted on May 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,232 times since then and 110 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.