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Edenton in Chowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bought in France for N.C.

 
 
Bought in France for N.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2010
1. Bought in France for N.C. Marker
Inscription.  Bought in France for N.C. by Robt. Smith & Thos. Benbury agents for Governor Caswell. Brought to Edenton by Capt. Boritz on "The Holy Heart of Jesus" in 1778. Mounted on this spot 1861. Spiked and trunnions broken off by Federal Fleet 1862. Remounted 1928.
 
Erected 1928.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 36° 3.402′ N, 76° 36.496′ W. Marker is in Edenton, North Carolina, in Chowan County. Marker is on E. Water Street near between Court St. and Colonial Ave. Guns facing the bay. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edenton NC 27932, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Our Confederate Dead (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edenton Bell Battery C.S.A. (about 500 feet away); Escape Via Maritime Underground Railroad (about 500 feet away); Edenton (about 600 feet away); Roanoke River Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis Corbin (approx. 0.2
Revolutionary War Cannons image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2010
2. Revolutionary War Cannons
miles away); Edenton Tea Party (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Hugh Williamson (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edenton.
 
Edenton Harbor image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2010
3. Edenton Harbor
Bought in France for N.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2010
4. Bought in France for N.C. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 818 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 27, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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