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Abner Nash

 
 
Abner Nash Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
1. Abner Nash Marker
Inscription. A resident of New Bern for fifteen years; born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, about 1740, but came to North Carolina in 1763; member of Colonial Assembly from Halifax Town in 1764 and 1765; from the County of Halifax in 1769, 1770 and 1771; Delegate from the Town of New Bern to the four Provincial Congresses 1773, 1774, 1775 and 1776; member of Provincial Council in 1775; Speaker of the first House of Commons in 1777; Senator from Jones County in 1779; Speaker of the Senate in 1780; Governor of the State 1780-1781; member of Continental Congress 1782-1786. Died in New York City, December 2nd 1786. Distinguished lawyer, zealous patriot, and able public servant.
 
Erected 1923 by the North Carolina Historical Commission, Richard Dobbs Spaight Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, County of Craven and City of New Bern.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 35° 6.493′ N, 77° 2.286′ W. Marker is in New Bern, North Carolina, in Craven County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 17) and Craven Street on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Bern NC 28560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Abner Nash Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
2. Abner Nash Marker
The Nash Marker is on the opposite side of this boulder, which is located on the grounds of the Craven County Courthouse.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard Dobbs Spaight (here, next to this marker); Richard Dobbs Spaight, the Younger (here, next to this marker); William Gaston (here, next to this marker); Christ Church (within shouting distance of this marker); First Provincial Congress (within shouting distance of this marker); Craven County World Wars 1 and 2 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Graham A. Barden (within shouting distance of this marker); First Printing Press In N.C. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Bern.
 
Also see . . .  North Carolina History Project - Abner Nash. (Submitted on June 5, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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