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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gates County, North Carolina
Adjacent to Gates County, North Carolina
► Camden County (18) ► Chowan County (32) ► Hertford County (20) ► Pasquotank County (36) ► Perquimans County (7) ► Southampton County, Virginia (24) ► Suffolk, Virginia (60)
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|The road from New England to Charleston, over which mail was first carried regularly in North Carolina, 1738-39, passed near this spot. — — Map (db m2783) HM|
|George Washington owned a tract of land nearby. He surveyed and formed a company to drain a part of the Dismal Swamp, 1763. — — Map (db m2782) HM|
Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c. 1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1775
First permanent English colony in America, 1607; one of . . . — — Map (db m2787) HM|
To our Confederate dead
Confederate Monument Organization
To our Confederate soldiers.
Gates Co. furnished the youngest general officer in the Confederates States Army. Wm. P. Roberts without military . . . — — Map (db m60702) HM|
|The Gates County militia had its headquarters here in the 1836 Gates County Courthouse. When the war began, the Gates Guards were organized and were mustered into Confederate service here as Co. B, 1st North Carolina Infantry. Other Gates County . . . — — Map (db m60625) HM|
Still on its original site, the Reid's Grove School educated African American students in the Gatesville area. Completed on November 5, 1927 and closed in 1951, it was one of seven schools in Gates County (and one of over 800 in North Carolina) . . . — — Map (db m79796) HM|
|A Confederate brigadier general at age 23, state auditor, a member of Convention of 1875. His grave is 700 yds. west. — — Map (db m60647) HM|