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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bertie County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Bertie County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Bertie County, NC (18) Chowan County, NC (32) Halifax County, NC (62) Hertford County, NC (20) Martin County, NC (6) Northampton County, NC (14) Washington County, NC (47)  BertieCounty(18) Bertie County (18)  ChowanCounty(32) Chowan County (32)  HalifaxCounty(62) Halifax County (62)  HertfordCounty(20) Hertford County (20)  MartinCounty(6) Martin County (6)  NorthamptonCounty(14) Northampton County (14)  WashingtonCounty(47) Washington County (47)
Adjacent to Bertie County, North Carolina
    Chowan County (32)
    Halifax County (62)
    Hertford County (20)
    Martin County (6)
    Northampton County (14)
    Washington County (47)
 
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1North Carolina (Bertie County), Merry Hill — A 49 — "Scotch Hall"
Plantation setting for the novel "Bertie," by George R. Throop (1851), tutor in the family of Geo. W. Capehart. House built 1838 is 8 mi. S.E. — Map (db m56987) HM
2North Carolina (Bertie County), Merry Hill — A-10 — Salmon Creek and Eden House: Seedbed of the Colony
Along the banks of the Chowan River and Salmon Creek, the seeds were planted for the colony and state of North Carolina. From these roots in the 1600s emerged the refined plantation life of the ruling colonial gentry in the 1700s, made possible by . . . — Map (db m56927) HM
3North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — A 74 — "Windsor Castle"
Built 1858 by Patrick H. Winston, Jr. Birthplace of sons George T., educator; Francis D., lt. gov., 1905-1909; & Robert W., writer. 100 yards east. — Map (db m60651) HM
4North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — Bertie Academy
Baptist. Founded 1895 for blacks, coeducational. W.S. Etheridge, principal after 1901. Later public school. Was 100 yds. W. — Map (db m67583) HM
5North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — Bertie County Confederate Monument
. . . — Map (db m60728) HM
6North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — C. Wayland Spruill1889-1966
"Cousin Wayland". Farmer, businessman, and state legislator. Advocate of mental health programs. Home was 100 feet N.E. — Map (db m67582) HM
7North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — A 7 — David Stone
Governor, 1808-10; U.S. Senator; Congressman. "Hope," his home, stands 4 miles northwest. — Map (db m60650) HM
8North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — Eden House Root Cellar
In the days before electricity and refrigerators, many people built a kind of half-basement under a home or shed called a “root cellar” to store food. The natural insulation of the ground lets root cellars maintain a fairly constant . . . — Map (db m60732) HM
9North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — Engagement at WindsorAction on the Cashie River
To disrupt Confederate recruiting efforts here in Windsor, the Bertie County seat, three Federal transports steamed from Plymouth on the night of January 29, 1864, under U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Charles W Flusser. USS Whitehead and USS . . . — Map (db m60627) HM
10North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — Gray’s Landing
William Gray in 1776 set aside 100 acres at Gray’s Landing for establishing a town. 18th century travelers would have disembarked from sailing vessels docked at the foot of King Street at the old Gray’s Landing site. Visitors to Windsor today, . . . — Map (db m60629) HM
11North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — Historic Windsor
Created by an act of Colonial Assembly in 1768, New Windsor was established on the site known as Gray’s Landing. A part of grants to the Lords Proprietors, 2800 acres on the Cashie River were sold in 1717 by John Lord Carteret, Earl of Granville to . . . — Map (db m60630) HM
12North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — A 36 — Locke Craig1860-1925
Governor, 1913-1917; teacher, lawyer, state legislator. His birthplace is one mile N.E. — Map (db m60652) HM
13North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — A 57 — Naval Battle, 1864
The Confederate ironclad ram Albemarle, led by Capt. J.W. Cooke, crossed Batchelor's Bay, May 5, 1864, and fought seven Union warships 15 mi. E. — Map (db m56990) HM
14North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — A-48 — Roanoke River
Early channel of trade, its valley long an area of plantations. Frequent floods until 1952; since controlled by Kerr Dam. Old name was "Moratuck". — Map (db m67521) HM
15North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — Roanoke/Cashie River Center Grave Site
These graves were discovered during site preparation for Roanoke/Cashie River Center. They were overgrown with vines and shrubs, and had not been tended in many years. One grave dates to 1884. No date is found on the other headstone. . . . — Map (db m60733) HM
16North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — The Battle of WindsorJanuary 30, 1864
Acting on orders from General Robert E. Lee in the winter of 1863-64, Confederate forces under the command of Major General George E. Pickett were deployed throughout eastern North Carolina preparatory to as an attempt at clearing the enemy from the . . . — Map (db m60628) HM
17North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — Wellington and Powell Railroad
This brick vault was once housed in the depot of the Wellington and Powell Railroad. The W&P ran between Windsor and Ahoskie in the early to mid 1900’s carrying produce and passengers. There was a hill on the train’s route it often had . . . — Map (db m60730) HM
18North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — A 41 — William Blount
Member of Continental Congress, signer of the Federal Constitution, governor S.W. Territory, Senator from Tennessee. Birthplace 1/5 mi. S.W. — Map (db m60649) HM
 
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