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Edenton in Chowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Post Road

 
 
First Post Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 20, 2014
1. First Post Road Marker
This side is attributed to the Department of Conservation and Development?
Inscription.  The road from New England to Charleston, over which mail was first carried regularly in North Carolina, 1738-39, passed near this spot.
 
Erected 1942 by Department of Conservation and Development and the State Historical Commission. (Marker Number A-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraCommunicationsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, and the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1738.
 
Location. 36° 4.201′ N, 76° 36.344′ W. Marker is in Edenton, North Carolina, in Chowan County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Road (State Highway 32) and Badham Road, on the left when traveling south on Virginia Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edenton NC 27932, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harriet Jacobs (approx. 0.6 miles away); Edenton United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); St Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church
First Post Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 20, 2014
2. First Post Road Marker
This side is attributed to the State Historical Commission?
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Henderson Walker (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Iredell House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Joseph Hewes (approx. 0.6 miles away); Samuel Johnston (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edenton.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Virginia Rd & Badham Rd (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 20, 2014
3. Virginia Rd & Badham Rd (facing south)
Virginia Rd & Badham Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 20, 2014
4. Virginia Rd & Badham Rd (facing north)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 20, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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