New Bern in Craven County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Richard Dobbs Spaight
Born 1758 – Died 1802
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 on Broad Street (U.S. 17) near Craven Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Bern NC 28560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Abner Nash (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.
Regarding Richard Dobbs Spaight. Richard Dobbs Spaight died in New Bern, N.C. on September 6, 1802, from wounds he received in a duel with John Stanly, his opponent and successor in Congress.
Also see . . .
1. North Carolina History Project - Richard Dobbs Spaight. (Submitted on June 5, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. September 1802 - Spaight-Stanly Duel. This Month in NC History, from the University of North Carolina website. (Submitted on August 31, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.)
3. A Duel to End All Duels: Richard Dobbs Spaight Vs. John Stanly. It was this duel that ended the practice in North Carolina. (Submitted on July 19, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 821 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on July 27, 2011, by Jim Dugan of New Bern, North Carolina. Photos: 1. submitted on October 30, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 2. submitted on September 1, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. 3. submitted on October 30, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.