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Historical Markers in Edgecombe County, North Carolina

Clickable Map of Edgecombe County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Edgecombe County, NC (31) Halifax County, NC (77) Martin County, NC (7) Nash County, NC (25) Pitt County, NC (28) Wilson County, NC (18)  EdgecombeCounty(31) Edgecombe County (31)  HalifaxCounty(77) Halifax County (77)  MartinCounty(7) Martin County (7)  NashCounty(25) Nash County (25)  PittCounty(28) Pitt County (28)  WilsonCounty(18) Wilson County (18)
Tarboro is the county seat for Edgecombe County
Adjacent to Edgecombe County, North Carolina
      Halifax County (77)  
      Martin County (7)  
      Nash County (25)  
      Pitt County (28)  
      Wilson County (18)  
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1North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Bricks — E-90 — Brick School
Established for blacks in 1895 through philanthropy of Mrs. Joseph K. Brick; became junior college in 1926. Closed, 1933. Buildings stood here.Map (db m16244) HM
2North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Princeville — E-97 — Freedom Hill
Community established here by freed blacks in 1865. Incorporated as Princeville in 1885.Map (db m46096) HM
3North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Princeville — Historic PrincevilleFrom Slavery to Freedom Hill
During the Civil War, thousands of slaves escaped to U.S. Army lines, and more than thirty African Americans from Edgecombe County enlisted in the 35th, 36th, and 37th U.S. Colored Troops, 14th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery, and U.S. Navy. After the . . . Map (db m74138) HM
4North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — E-117 — Anna Easter Brown1879-1957
A founder in 1908 of Alpha Kappa Alpha, nation’s oldest sorority for African Americans; history teacher. Her grave is ¼ mile east.Map (db m48677) HM
5North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — Around the "Y" Community
This marker dedicated on September 1, 2007 memorializes and honors a predominately African American community. Originally the community was known as around the "Wire" today it is known as the "Y" community. It sprang up in the early 20th . . . Map (db m94563) HM
6North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — Douglas Franklin Davis1948-2007
In 1977, Douglas Franklin Davis began his retail career in Rocky Mount. In 1994 he purchased the building and it became Davis Furniture Company. He always believed in a thriving downtown. He owned three area businesses. Davis was a pioneer in the . . . Map (db m97981) HM
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7North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — Dr. Junius Daniel Douglas 1874-1973Distinguished Pharmacist and Entrepreneur
Operated the Douglas-Armstrong Drug Company in the Douglas Building that he developed circa 1916: prominently located, three blocks west, at the corner of NE Main St, and E Thomas St. It is the anchor building for the Douglas Block and was the . . . Map (db m97961) HM
8North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — E-74 — Dred Wimberly
Former slave. Voted for better roads, schools, and colleges as State representative, 1879, 1887; and State senator, 1889. His home stands here.Map (db m44998) HM
9North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — Lincoln Park Historic District
The Lincoln Park Historic District , which is located in the northeast section of Rocky Mount, was constructed from 1948 through 1953 featuring single family housing, one restaurant, and motel. The restaurant and motel was owned by Clarence E. . . . Map (db m118803) HM
10North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — E-112 — Martin Luther King Jr.1929 ~ 1968
In his speech, Nov. 27, 1962, in gym 200 yards S.E., civil rights leader delivered refrain "I have a dream," used in Lincoln Memorial address, 1963.Map (db m44900) HM
11North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — Miss Anna Easter Brown
Founding Member Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Lived in this residence (1926-1857). Educator - Brick Junior College (1910-1926). Booker T. Washington High School (1926-1952). Historian - Annual Negro History Exhibit . . . Map (db m49016) HM
12North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — E-119 — Thelonious Monk(1917-1982)
Jazz pianist, composer, and architect of bebop. Wrote “Round Midnight” (1944). Born 1 mile south.Map (db m97780) HM
13North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — This Bell
The first one purchased by the City of Rocky Mount, 1910 Preserved & Mounted by Burlington Industries, Inc. and its Rocky Mount Plants, 1977Map (db m94460)
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14North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — E-70 — William R. Cox
Confederate general. His brigade fought in last infantry action at Appomattox. Later Congressman; Secretary U.S. Senate. Home here.Map (db m44997) HM
15North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — Civil War CemeteriesBuried with Honor
Civil War soldiers and veterans are buried in Calvary Episcopal Churchyard and Old Town Cemetery. Among the fifty Confederates interred in the churchyard are Gen. William Dorsey Pender and Lt. Col. John L. Bridges. In May 1863, Pender . . . Map (db m45432) HM
16North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — Edgecombe County Confederate Memorial
(Front):Erected in honor of The Confederate Soldiers of Edgecombe County. "Defenders of State Sovereignty." 1861 C.S.A. 1865 (Back):Erected Oct. 29, 1904Map (db m31099) HM
17North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-116 — George H. White1852 ~ 1918
Represented the state's "Black Second" district, U.S. House, 1897-1901. Last black Southerner in Congress for 72 years. Lived two blocks east.Map (db m45101) HM
18North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-65 — Henry T. Clark
Governor of North Carolina, 1861-1862. Speaker of the State Senate. Helped organize the State for war. Grave is 3 blocks E.Map (db m44999) HM
19North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-85 — John C. Dancy1857 ~ 1920
Editor of A.M.E. Zion Church papers; orator; a delegate to Methodist world conference; customs collector of Wilmington. Home stood 3 blks. E.Map (db m45347) HM
20North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-95 — John Spencer Bassett1867 - 1928
Historian. Professor at Trinity College, 1894-1906. Secretary, Amer. Historical Association, 1919-1928. Born here.Map (db m31106) HM
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21North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-96 — Joseph Blount Cheshire, Jr.1850 - 1932
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of N.C., 1893-1932; lawyer & writer. Birthplace is one block W.; grave 100 yards S.Map (db m46213) HM
22North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-122 — Knights of Labor
Black farmworkers in region affiliated with labor union, 1886-1890. Precursor to the Fusion movement. State convention held here, 1890.Map (db m162779) HM
23North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — Occupation of TarboroDaniel's Schoolhouse Engagement — Potters Raid —
(Preface): On July 18, 1861, 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 . . . Map (db m62211) HM
24North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — Occupation of Tarboro"All were burned ..." — 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 retreated to New Bern. Potter raided . . . Map (db m168410) HM
25North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — St. Paul A.M.E. Zion ChurchHistorical Marker
St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church was organized on the fourth Sunday in March 1866 under the leadership of George C. Caine. The house of worship was erected on the corner of St. David and Granville Streets in 1869. We are grateful to . . . Map (db m46638) HM
26North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-123 — State v. Will
Landmark N.C. Supreme Court Case, 1834, Gave protection to slaves who killed in self-defense. Will was a slave on the Battle plantation, here.Map (db m173393) HM
27North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-18 — Town Common
Established in 1760 by the legislative act which crated the colonial town of Tarboro.Map (db m31081) HM
28North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
. . . Map (db m31105) HM
29North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-41 — W.D. Pender
Confederate major general; graduate of U.S. Military Academy, 1854. Mortally wounded at Gettysburg, age 29. Grave is 4 blocks east.Map (db m44899) HM
30North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-40 — W.L. Saunders
Editor "Colonial Records of North Carolina," Confederate colonel, N.C. Secretary of State, 1879-91. His grave is four blocks east.Map (db m46603) HM
31North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-24 — Washington's Southern Tour
President Washington spent the night, April 18, 1791, in the town of Tarboro.Map (db m31083) HM
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Nov. 29, 2022