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

Washington, North Carolina

 
 
Washington, North Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 27, 2013
1. Washington, North Carolina Marker
Inscription.  
To commemorate
the 200th Anniversary of
Washington, North Carolina
The first town
in the United States
to be named for
General George Washington

Originally known
as "town at the forks of the
Tar River." It was settled about
1700 and became the center
of commerce for the Pamlico
and Tar River: also the second
shipping port in the state

Dedicated to our Founding Fathers
by the
Major Reading Blount Chapter
National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
February 22, 1976

 
Erected 1976 by Major Reading Blount Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1863.
 
Location. 35° 32.417′ N, 77° 3.25′ W. Marker is in Washington, North Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is at the intersection
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of East Water Street and South Bonner Street, on the right when traveling east on East Water Street. This marker is near the North Carolina Estuarium. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 E Water St, Washington NC 27889, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Siege of Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Free Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Susan Dimock (about 600 feet away); Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); John Gray Blount (about 700 feet away); Josephus Daniels (about 700 feet away); DeMille Family (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trigger's Climb (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Washington, North Carolina Bicentennial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 27, 2013
2. Washington, North Carolina Bicentennial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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