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Richard Dobbs Spaight, the Younger

Born 1790 – Died 1850

 
 
Richard Dobbs Spaight, the Younger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
1. Richard Dobbs Spaight, the Younger Marker
Inscription. Graduate and for twenty-nine years a trustee of the University of North Carolina, member of the North Carolina House of Commons for one term, and of the State Senate for fourteen terms, member of the eighteenth Congress of the United States; Grand Master of the Masonic Grand Lodge of North Carolina for two terms, member of the State Constitutional Convention of 1835; and the last Governor of North Carolina elected by the General Assembly.
 
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 the left when traveling east on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Bern NC 28560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abner Nash (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Richard Dobbs Spaight (here, next to this marker);
Richard Dobbs Spaight, the Younger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
2. Richard Dobbs Spaight, the Younger Marker
The marker is mounted on a boulder near the Craven County Courthouse.
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 - Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr. (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 520 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on July 27, 2011, by Jim Dugan of New Bern, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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