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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Northampton County, North Carolina
Adjacent to Northampton County, North Carolina
► Bertie County (18) ► Halifax County (62) ► Hertford County (20) ► Warren County (16) ► Brunswick County, Virginia (41) ► Greensville County, Virginia (5) ► Southampton County, Virginia (24)
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|The first railroad in the State was completed in 1833 from Petersburg, Va., to Blakely, on the Roanoke River, a short distance southeast. — — Map (db m31122) HM|
|Brigadier General during the Revolution, member of Provincial Congress and of Continental Congress. Site of home, Mt. Gallant, ¼ mi. S.W. — — Map (db m60662) HM|
|On July 28, 1863, Union Col. Samuel P. Spear's cavalrymen came thundering through Jackson from Federal-occupied Winton to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Bridge over the Roanoke River at Weldon. Confederate Gen. Matt W. Ransom and his . . . — — Map (db m43394) HM|
|Here on July 28, 1863, a Confederate force repulsed a Union march on the vital Wilmington and Weldon Railroad. Breastworks 50 yds. S.W. — — Map (db m31147) HM|
|"Boy" Colonel 26th N.C. Regt. Killed at age 21 at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. Home stood 4 miles south. — — Map (db m31154) HM|
|Confederate General, United States Senator, 1872-95, and Minister to Mexico. Home stands 800 yards south. — — Map (db m31129) HM|
|Northampton County, formed in 1741, was served by other courthouses on this site prior to construction of this building in 1858. At the time Samuel Calvert oversaw the project; Henry King Burgwyn has been credited as architect. Resting atop a high . . . — — Map (db m67520) HM|
|Foundation sire of American Thoroughbred race horses, including Timoleon, Boston, Lexington, & Man O'War. Died at Mowfield, one mile north, in 1833. — — Map (db m31130) HM|
|Attorney-General of Confederacy, Governor of N.C. 1855-59, U.S. Senator. Home stands one block north. — — Map (db m31156) HM|
|Ending his campaign in North Carolina, he entered Virginia near here in May, 1781, and surrendered at Yorktown on October 17, 1781. — — Map (db m31094) HM|
|Born in Rich Square, General Boomer was Commanding General, Marine Central Command and First Marine Expeditionary force during Persian Gulf War 1990-91. Defended Saudia Arabia then led 90,00 Marines in battle to liberate Kuwait and to defeat the . . . — — Map (db m60656) WM|
|Colonel U.S. Air Force, World War II. Pioneer in developing automatic devices for airplane control. Home 150 yds. W. — — Map (db m60657) HM|
|Pastor Sandy Run Baptist Church, 1773-1807. A founder & historian, Kehukee Baptist Assn.; member N.C. convention, 1788. Grave 300 yds. E. — — Map (db m60658) HM|
|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 m31180) HM|