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Burning of Winton

 
 
Burning of Winton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
1. Burning of Winton Marker
Inscription.  A detachment of United States troops burned Winton on February 20, 1862. The first town in N.C. to be burned during the Civil War.
 
Erected 2002 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number A-23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1768.
 
Location. 36° 23.797′ N, 76° 56.002′ W. Marker is in Winton, North Carolina, in Hertford County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and Tryon Street, on the right when traveling west on King Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winton NC 27986, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hertford County UDC Monument (a few steps from this marker); Hertford County WWI Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Burning of Winton (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chowan Academy (approx.
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0.8 miles away); Potecasi Creek (approx. 4 miles away); Robert Lee Van (approx. 8 miles away); Richard J. Gatling (approx. 8.1 miles away); 4-H Club (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winton.
 
Burning of Winton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
2. Burning of Winton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2024. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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