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Hertford County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
N Academy St & Main St
North Carolina (Hertford County), Ahoskie — A 51 — 4-H Club
First in North Carolina, organized at Ahoskie in 1909 as the Corn Club. Beginning of present large organization of rural youth in state. — Map (db m60654) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Ahoskie — A 85 — Robert Lee Van1879-1940
African American editor, lawyer, and civil rights advocate. Led Pittsburgh Courier, 1910-1940. He was born 4 miles east. — Map (db m60655) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Como — A 26 — Richard J. Gatling
Inventor of the Gatling gun and of numerous agricultural implements, was born September 12, 1818, in a house which stands 400 yards north. — Map (db m60636) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Murfreesboro — A 19 — Chowan University
Opened 1848 as Chowan Baptist Female Institute. Became four-year college, 1992. A university since 2006. Two blocks south. — Map (db m60640) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Murfreesboro — David Collin Barnes(1875-1959)
N.C. House of Representatives, N.C. State Senate (three terms), Mayor of Murfreesboro, Chairman of School Board, Democratic Party state executive, Committee and County chairman, son of Judge David Alexander Barnes and Bettie Vaughan Barnes — Map (db m60645) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Murfreesboro — A 52 — Dr. Walter Reed
Head of U.S. Yellow Fever Commission in Cuba, 1900-01. Lived here as a young man and married Emily Lawrence of this town. — Map (db m60642) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Murfreesboro — J. William Copeland(1914-1988)
Associate Justice of N.C. Supreme Court 1975-1985, Superior Court Judge-131/2 years, served in 84 counties, N.C. State Senator-four terms, Mayor of Murfreesboro and Woodland, home: 407 East High Street — Map (db m60644) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Murfreesboro — A 18 — John H. Wheeler
Historian, legislator, superintendent U.S. Mint at Charlotte, state treasurer, minister to Nicaragua, born 1806 in brick house 300 yds. N. — Map (db m60639) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Murfreesboro — A 65 — Lafayette
On his American tour Lafayette spent night of Feb. 26, 1825, at Indian Queen Inn which stood two blocks north. — Map (db m60637) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Murfreesboro — A 20 — Murfree House
Home of William Hardy Murfree, member of U.S. Congress, 1813-1817; N.C. House, 1805 & 1812; presidential elector, 1812. House stands 1 block N. — Map (db m60641) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Murfreesboro — MurfreesboroNaval Target
Murfreesboro, a prosperous riverfront commercial center, interested both sides during the war. In June 1862, Confederate Gen. Theophilus H. Holmes ordered cotton destroyed here and in other nearby towns. Eighty Confederate cavalrymen executing his . . . — Map (db m43434) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Murfreesboro — Murfreesboro Veterans Monument
They answered the call to arms This monument was erected by a grateful community to honor and remember those men and women who served, fought and sacrificed to protect and preserve the ideals and freedom of our great nation. In . . . — Map (db m60703) WM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Murfreesboro — A 56 — Potecasi Creek
Scene of minor skirmish between Confederate & Union troops driving on Richmond and Weldon Railroad, July 26, 1863. Breastworks 60 yds. SW. — Map (db m60631) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Murfreesboro — Stanley Winborne1886-1966
Lawyer-banker-statesman, Member N.C. House-Senate, Corporate & Utilities Commissioner 1930-1959-Chairman 22 yrs.-lowered N.C. electric rate, equalized No./So. freight rate, born in Main St. house, Main St. home & law office moved to historic district — Map (db m60643) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Winton — Burning of Winton"Fire... accompanied the sword" — Coastal Expeditions
After Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside captured Roanoke Island in February 1862, he decided to "sweep Albemarle Sound clean of [Confederate] defenses," establish inland bases of operation, and encourage eastern North Carolina Unionists. Winton, the . . . — Map (db m43431) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Winton — A 23 — Burning of Winton
A detachment of United States troops burned Winton on February 20, 1862. The first town in N.C. to be burned during the Civil War. — Map (db m60632) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Winton — A 58 — Chowan Academy
Founded in 1886 for blacks by Calvin S. Brown, pastor, Pleasant Plains Baptist Church. Later a public school named for Brown. — Map (db m60646) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Winton — Hertford County UDC Monument
1861-1865 Our Confederate Dead C.S.A. Hertford County Chapter U.D.C. — Map (db m60725) HM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Winton — Hertford County WWI Memorial
1915 The World War 1918 Erected to the memory of Hertford County Heroes who freely gave their all to their Country’s call — Map (db m60724) WM
North Carolina (Hertford County), Woodland — A 44 — John W. Moore
Compiler of roster of North Carolina troops, 1861-1865, historian, novelist, Confederate major. His birthplace, "Mulberry Grove," 1½ mi. E. — Map (db m60653) HM

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