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Martin County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
Fort Branch Marker
North Carolina (Martin County), Hamilton — B 18 — Fort Branch
Confederate fort at Rainbow Banks, built to protect railroads and the upper Roanoke River valley. Earthworks remain. 3 miles northeast. — Map (db m59060) HM
North Carolina (Martin County), Hamilton — Fort BranchA Mighty Fortress
At the beginning of the Civil War, the Confederates fortified the high bluffs of Rainbow Banks here on the Roanoke River. The fort helped prevent Union gunboat attacks in the upper Roanoke River Valley, guarded the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad . . . — Map (db m59063) HM
North Carolina (Martin County), Robersonville — B 45 — Flat Swamp Church
Primitive Baptist. Begun in 1776. First pastor was John Page. Second building on site. Two miles S. — Map (db m105461) HM
North Carolina (Martin County), Williamston — Skewarkee Primitive Baptist Church
The Skewarkee Meeting House was formed in 1789 and assumed a 'mantel of authority' for smaller congregations between the Roanoke and Tar Rivers as well as the Kehukee Association. In 1839, on land donated by Brother Joseph D. Biggs, the present . . . — Map (db m70516) HM
North Carolina (Martin County), Williamston — B 40 — Skewarkey Church
Baptist congregation formed about 1780. Primitive Baptist since 1830's. Church here was built in 1853. — Map (db m70515) HM
North Carolina (Martin County), Williamstown — Asa Biggs HouseHome to a Politician & Jurist
Asa Biggs (1811-1878), a prominent North Carolina politician and jurist, and his wife, Martha, built this Federal and Greek Revival—style house and lived here from 1835 to 1862. Biggs practiced law from his office just across Smithwick Street. . . . — Map (db m76860) HM

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