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Rocky Mount in Nash County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Falls Road Bridge

 
 
Falls Road Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, May 22, 2016
1. Falls Road Bridge Marker
Inscription. Originally, the Nash-Edgecombe county line was the midline of the Tar River at the Falls to give each county an opportunity to capitalize on the value of the Falls. After the original bridge was burned by the Union during the Civil War, Edgecombe was reluctant to help rebuild because they saw it as being more beneficial to Nash County. Nash County petitioned the State to relocate the county line to the railroad centerline. This was enacted in 1871 at a cost of $800, placing the bridge and the Falls sorely within Nash County. The existing bridge is the fifth bridge at this site.
 
Erected by Rocky Mount Parks & Recreation.
 
Location. 35° 57.668′ N, 77° 48.284′ W. Marker is in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in Nash County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Falls Road (State Highway 43) and Peachtree Street (State Highway 48), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Falls park along hiking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Mount NC 27804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette (within shouting distance of this marker); Donaldson's Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Bethel Heroes"
Falls Road Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, May 22, 2016
2. Falls Road Bridge Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Post Office of Rocky Mount (about 700 feet away); Rocky Mount Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rocky Mount Mills School (approx. mile away); Falls of the Tar Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); P.T. Barnum (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Mount.
 
Also see . . .  Falls Road historical District. (Submitted on June 1, 2016, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2016, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2016, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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