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Gray’s Landing

 
 
Gray’s Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
1. Gray’s Landing Marker
Inscription.  William Gray in 1776 set aside 100 acres at Gray’s Landing for establishing a town. 18th century travelers would have disembarked from sailing vessels docked at the foot of King Street at the old Gray’s Landing site. Visitors to Windsor today, crossing the Cashie River via Highway 17, enter the town at the old Gary’s Landing site.

The old Halifax Road from Edenton to Halifax, both leading colonial centers, crossed the Cashie at Gray’s Landing, a deep water port. As the town developed, Windsor boasted a Million Dollar Branch of the State Bank and a customs house serving West Indies and coastal water trade.

Later the railroad became the dominant mode of transportation with the depot located west of Gray’s Landing.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 35° 59.637′ N, 76° 56.559′ W. Marker is in Windsor, North Carolina, in Bertie County. Marker is at the intersection of South King Street and East Water Street (U.S. 17), on the
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right when traveling north on South King Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Windsor NC 27983, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Windsor (here, next to this marker); Historic Windsor (here, next to this marker); Engagement at Windsor (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wellington and Powell Railroad (about 800 feet away); Roanoke/Cashie River Center Grave Site (about 800 feet away); Eden House Root Cellar (approx. 0.2 miles away); WWII POW Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Blount (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Windsor.
 
Gray’s Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
2. Gray’s Landing Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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