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New Bern in Craven County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rains Brothers

 
 
Rains Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 14, 2014
1. Rains Brothers Marker
Inscription.  
Brig. Gen. Gabriel Rains and Col. George Rains, graduates of West Point, inventors of explosives for Confederacy. This was their boyhood home.
 
Erected 1989 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number C 66.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 6.702′ N, 77° 2.214′ W. Marker is in New Bern, North Carolina, in Craven County. Marker is on East Front Street north of Johnson Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Bern NC 28560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bayard Wootten (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Political Duel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Centenary United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); F. M. Simmons (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Post Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named First Presbyterian Church
Rains Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 14, 2014
2. Rains Brothers Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Craven County World Wars 1 and 2 Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Bern.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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