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Former Colleges Marker seen on the left traveling south on West Avenue near Third Street image, Touch for more information
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
Former Colleges Marker seen on the left traveling south on West Avenue near Third Street
North Carolina (Pitt County), Ayden — F-58 — Former Colleges
Two church-affiliated schools were once located in Ayden. Carolina Christian College, founded by Disciples of Christ and a predecessor of Barton College in Wilson, operated 4/10 mile northeast from 1893 to 1903. Free Will Baptists in . . . — Map (db m65887) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Ayden — Fort Fisher Hero — Christopher Columbus Bland
A hero of the fight for Fort Fisher is buried here in the churchyard. Pvt. Christopher C. “Kit” Bland, Battery K, 2nd North Carolina Artillery, was serving at the fort, the “Gibraltar of the Confederacy,” when Federal forces . . . — Map (db m70453) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Ayden — F-10 — Washington's Southern Tour

President Washington spent the night, Apr. 19, 1791, at Shadrack Allen's Inn, which was 7 mi. E. — Map (db m64955) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Black Jack — Black Jack — Four Corners or The Chapel — Potter's Raid
(preface) On July 18, 1863, Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The infantry feinted toward Kinston and returned to New Bern. Potter raided . . . — Map (db m76907) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Bruce — F-57 — Sallie S. Cotten — 1846-1929
Writer and advocate of women's rights. Helped organize N.C. Federation of Women's Clubs, 1902. Lived one mile south. — Map (db m65672) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Falkland — Otter Creek Bridge Skirmish — "...difficult ...to carry" — Potters Raid
(preface) On July 18, 1863, Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The infantry feinted toward Kinston and returned to New Bern. Potter raided . . . — Map (db m76871) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Farmville — Chasing Gen. Potter — Pursuers and Pursued — Potter's Raid
(preface) On July 18, 1863, Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The infantry feinted toward Kinston and returned to New Bern. Potter raided . . . — Map (db m76874) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Farmville — F-49 — Gen. Allen Hal Turnage — 1891-1971
Led U.S. Marine Corps Third Division assaults on Bougainville & Guam, 1943-44. Received Navy Cross. Born 1 block S.E. — Map (db m114443) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Greenville — F-46 — Baptist State Convention
On March 26, 1830, the North Carolina Baptist State Convention was organized at the Gorham home which was near here. — Map (db m65362) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Greenville — Greenville — "The bridge...was destroyed" — Potter's Raid
(preface) On July 18, 1863, Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The infantry feinted toward Kinston and returned to New Bern. Potter raided . . . — Map (db m76873) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Greenville — F-16 — Plank Road
The eastern terminus of the Greenville and Raleigh Plank Road, chartered in 1850 and completed to Wilson by 1853, was nearby. — Map (db m65361) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Greenville — Red Banks Church — "... suddenly and unexpectedly met the enemy"
Federal expeditions frequently disrupted Confederate activities late in 1863. Union forces often assembled here at Red Banks Church because it was near Confederate camps. On December 17, 1863, a Federal attack near here on the camp of Co. H, 3rd . . . — Map (db m70496) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Greenville — F-19 — Thomas J. Jarvis
Governor, 1879-1885; Minister to Brazil; United States Senator. Home is 3 blocks S. Grave is 1 block W. — Map (db m66247) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Greenville — Thomas J. Jarvis
"The Grand Old Man Of North Carolina" Captain, 8th North Carolina, CSA Lt. Governor & Governor of North Carolina U.S. Ambassador to Brazil U.S. Senator The Father of East Carolina University In life he embodied the motto of the . . . — Map (db m66885) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Greenville — F-67 — Voice Of America
Cold War broadcasts relayed from Greenville to Europe, Africa, and Latin America, 1963-89, via station 2 mi. S.W. — Map (db m64900) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Grifton — Burney Place — "... yelling like wild Indians" — Potter's Raid
(preface) On July 18, 1863, Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The infantry feinted toward Kinston and returned to New Bern. Potter raided . . . — Map (db m76919) WM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Grifton — F-36 — Catechna
Fortified Indian town & site of the Tuscarora conspiracy of Sept., 1711. Capitulated, 1712, after a 10-day siege by Col. John Barnwell. Site is 4 mi. N. — Map (db m65288) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Grifton — F-3 — John Lawson
Author of "History of Carolina," explorer, and Surveyor-General, was executed Sept. 20, 1711, by Tuscarora Indians at Catechna. Site 4 mi. N. — Map (db m65276) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Grimesland — F-5 — Bryan Grimes — 1828–1880
Major General, Confederate Army. His service spanned the Peninsula Campaign to Appomattox. Family plantation called “Grimesland,” was here. — Map (db m52536) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), near Grifton — F-23 — Blount Hall
Built before 1762 by Jacob Blount, member of Assembly, 1754-1762, 1764-1771, and of Provincial Congress, 1775- 1776. Stood 90 Yds. N.W. — Map (db m65465) HM
North Carolina (Pitt County), Winterville — Haddocks Crossroads — Confederate Camp
After Union forces occupied New Bern in March 1862, Confederate Maj. John N. Whitford established a camp here at Haddocks Crossroads, the intersection of the main roads from Greenville to New Bern and to Kinston. Whitford’s Battalion of Partisan . . . — Map (db m70459) HM

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