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Corapeake in Gates County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Post Road

 
 
First Post Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 1, 2007
1. First Post Road Marker
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 Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number A 24.)
 
Location. 36° 32.034′ N, 76° 34.594′ W. Marker is in Corapeake, North Carolina, in Gates County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 32 N (State Highway 32) and Corapeake Road, in the median on Highway 32 N. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corapeake NC 27926, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Carolina / Virginia (approx. 1.2 miles away); Nansemond County Virginia/North Carolina (approx. 1.2 miles away in Virginia); George Washington (approx. 3.5 miles away); Dismal Town (approx. 8 miles away in Virginia); Washington Ditch (approx. 8.1 miles away in Virginia); North West Canal (approx. 11.9 miles away in Virginia); Glencoe (approx. 11.9 miles away in Virginia); Jericho Ditch (approx. 12.6 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corapeake.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
First Post Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 1, 2007
2. First Post Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,250 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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