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Snow Hill in Greene County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tuscarora War

 
 
Tuscarora War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2017
1. Tuscarora War Marker
Inscription.

Five miles west of Snow Hill, March
20-23, 1713, the Indians under Hancock
suffered the severest blow ever
experienced by them in North Carolina.
The battle virtually ended the Tuscarora
War and led to the emigration of
the defeated Tuscaroras to New York.
This street in 1744 was the
southern boundary of
Lord Granville’s One-
Eighth Part of Carolina

 
Erected 1928 by Greene County and the Col. Alexander McAllister Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Location. 35° 27.322′ N, 77° 40.222′ W. Marker is in Snow Hill, North Carolina, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of SE 2nd Street (U.S. 258) and North Greene Street (U.S. 258), on the right when traveling west on SE 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is located near the southwest corner of the Greene County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 N Greene St, Snow Hill NC 28580, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hull Road (approx. 2˝ miles away); Grimsley Baptist Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Nooherooka (approx. 3.6 miles away); Hookerton Defenses
Tuscarora War Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2017
2. Tuscarora War Marker (tall view)
(approx. 5 miles away); James Glasgow (approx. 5.1 miles away); Wheat Swamp Church (approx. 7.7 miles away); Scuffleton Bridge (approx. 10.4 miles away); Chasing Gen. Potter (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Snow Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tuscarora War. What is now Carteret, Pamlico, Craven, Lenoir, Jones, Beaufort, and Pitt Counties was a terrifying place to live from 1711 to 1713. North Carolinians and the Yamasee waged war against the Tuscarora. Many colonists’ settlements were burned and the Tuscarora ax indiscriminately fell upon men, women, and children. In the end, English colonists prevailed. Captured Tuscarora were sold into slavery and those that escaped northward joined the Iroquois League. (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Natives and Newcomers: North Carolina before 1770. West of the present-day town of Snow Hill in Greene County the Tuscaroras' determined struggle to retain their homeland was brought to an end. For three days the Tuscaroras withstood the South Carolina onslaught. Finally Moore's forces set fire to the bastions and
Tuscarora War Marker (<i>wide view; Greene County Courthouse in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2017
3. Tuscarora War Marker (wide view; Greene County Courthouse in background)
to buildings within the Tuscarora stronghold. By mid-morning on 23 March they had routed the last of its Indian defenders. (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Tuscarora War. The rapid encroachment of the whites on the lands of the Tuscarora and their Indian neighbors for a period of sixty years after the first settlements, although there was an air of peace and harmony between the two races, there were wrongs which dwarfed in comparison with the continued practice of kidnapping their young to be sold into slavery. This was the true cause of the so-called Tuscarora war in 1711-13. Years before the massacre of 1711, Tuscarora Indians were brought into Pennsylvania and sold as slaves. (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable EventsWars, US Indian
 
Greene County Courthouse (<i>front view; marker located just beyond image to the right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2017
4. Greene County Courthouse (front view; marker located just beyond image to the right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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