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Creswell in Washington County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Somerset Place

 
 
Somerset Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 28, 2012
1. Somerset Place Marker
Inscription.  Antebellum plantation of Josiah Collins III, who grew rice & corn. Home in 1860 to 328 slaves. Located six miles south.
 
Erected 1991 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number B 57.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 35° 52.362′ N, 76° 23.448′ W. Marker is in Creswell, North Carolina, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 94 and Sixth Street, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 94. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Creswell NC 27928, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Johnston Pettigrew (within shouting distance of this marker); Lake Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Pettigrew (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cool Spring (approx. half a mile away); Concord Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cherry Colored School
NC 94 & Sixth St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 28, 2012
2. NC 94 & Sixth St
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Cherry (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Davenport Home (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Creswell.
 
Somerset Place image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 28, 2012
3. Somerset Place
Somerset Place Main Residence image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 13, 2014
4. Somerset Place Main Residence
GPS Coordinates: N35.7894 W76.4047
Somerset Place Out Buildings image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 13, 2014
5. Somerset Place Out Buildings
Somerset Place-Layout of foundation for enslaved community image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 13, 2014
6. Somerset Place-Layout of foundation for enslaved community
Somerset Place-Inside Kitchen Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 13, 2014
7. Somerset Place-Inside Kitchen Building
Somerset Place-Inside Kitchen Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 13, 2014
8. Somerset Place-Inside Kitchen Building
Welcome to Somerset Place image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 13, 2014
9. Welcome to Somerset Place
Somerset Place-Control of the Enslaved Community image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 13, 2014
10. Somerset Place-Control of the Enslaved Community
Somerset Place-Method to control the Enslaved Community image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 13, 2014
11. Somerset Place-Method to control the Enslaved Community
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 2, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.
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