near Snow Hill in Greene County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
State of N.C., 1777-98.
Glasgow (now Greene)
County was named for
him. Convicted of land
fraud. Lived 2 mi. N.E.
Erected 2003 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number F-66.)
Location. 35° 30.123′ N, 77° 44.361′ W. Marker is in near Snow Hill, North Carolina, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 58 and Sheppards Ferry Road (State Highway 1222), on the right when traveling north on State Highway 58. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Snow Hill NC 28580, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nooherooka (approx. 1.9 miles away); Tuscarora War (approx. 5.1 miles away); Hull Road (approx. 5.8 miles away); Grimsley Baptist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Peacock's Bridge (approx. 7.1 miles away); Nuclear Mishap (approx. 8.2 miles away); Hookerton Defenses (approx. 10 miles away); Chasing Gen. Potter (approx. 10.7 miles away).
Regarding James Glasgow. The naming of a county can provide a lesson in North Carolina history. What is now Greene County was once part
James Glasgow (ca. 1735-1819), born in Maryland, in 1765 acquired a plantation on Contentnea Creek known as “Fairfield” as a gift from his father-in-law. Glasgow, active in the colonial militia, took part in the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge but soon forsook the military for politics. As assistant secretary of the Provincial Congresses, 1775-1776, and clerk of the Council of State, 1776-1779, Glasgow earned the respect of the state’s Revolutionary patriots. His reward was election by the legislature in 1777 as North Carolina’s first Secretary of State. A principal duty of that position was the oversight of the military land grant program, the issuance of property in what became Tennessee to veterans of the Revolution.
In 1797, on receipt of a letter from Andrew Jackson setting forth charges of impropriety in the issuance of the grants, Gov. Samuel Ashe and the legislature set in motion events leading to Glasgow’s resignation and eventual conviction on land fraud charges.
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