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First Printing Press In N.C.

 
 
First Printing Press In N.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 14, 2014
1. First Printing Press In N.C. Marker
Inscription.  Est. 1749 by James Davis who published the first book and newspaper in colony. Shop was nearby.
 
Erected 2009 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number C 3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraCommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1749.
 
Location. 35° 6.494′ N, 77° 2.318′ W. Marker is in New Bern, North Carolina, in Craven County. Marker is on Broad Street (Business U.S. 17) west of Craven Street, on the right when traveling west. 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. First Provincial Congress (a few steps from this marker); Craven County World Wars 1 and 2 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Abner Nash (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Dobbs Spaight (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Dobbs Spaight, the Younger
First Printing Press In N.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 14, 2014
2. First Printing Press In N.C. Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church (within shouting distance of this marker); William Gaston (within shouting distance of this marker); Bayard v. Singleton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Bern.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 23 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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May. 28, 2022