Washington in Beaufort County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
C. C. Cambreleng
York, 1821-39; House
leader for Jackson &
Van Buren; minister to
Russia; merchant. Was
born in this town, 1786.
Erected 1956 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number B-36.)
Location. 35° 32.714′ N, 77° 3.624′ W. Marker is in Washington, North Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Bridge Street (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located between West Main and West 2nd Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Washington NC 27889, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John H. Small (within shouting distance of this marker); Burning Of Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Siege Of Washington (about 400 feet away); Havens Memorial Building (about 400 feet away); Attack On Washington (about 500 feet away); Lindsay C. Warren (about 600 feet away); St. John the Evangelist Church (about 700 feet away); African Americans Defend Washington (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
Regarding C. C. Cambreleng. Churchhill Caldom Cambreleng, U.S. Congressman and diplomat,
Cambreleng’s leadership experiences were important to his involvement in New York state and United States politics. In 1821, he was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives. While there, he was a principle spokesman for Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren on the floor of the House. During his legislative term, he supported Jackson’s stand on the United States Bank and opposed the tariffs of 1824 and 1828. He also served as the chairman of the Ways and Means, Commerce, and Foreign Affairs committees. The New York congressman lost his seat in the 1838 election and returned to private life for a short time before President Van Buren appointed him minister to Russia in 1840.
When his Russian appointment expired in 1841, he never held another public office, but remained involved in politics. By the election of 1848, the Democratic
(North Carolina Office of Archives & History — Department of Cultural Resources)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.