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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Northampton County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Northampton 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 Northampton County, NC (25) Bertie County, NC (18) Halifax County, NC (77) Hertford County, NC (20) Warren County, NC (30) Brunswick County, VA (51) Greensville County, VA (5) Southampton County, VA (24)  NorthamptonCounty(25) Northampton County (25)  BertieCounty(18) Bertie County (18)  HalifaxCounty(77) Halifax County (77)  HertfordCounty(20) Hertford County (20)  WarrenCounty(30) Warren County (30)  BrunswickCountyVirginia(51) Brunswick County (51)  GreensvilleCounty(5) Greensville County (5)  SouthamptonCounty(24) Southampton County (24)
Jackson is the county seat for Northampton County
Adjacent to Northampton County, North Carolina
      Bertie County (18)  
      Halifax County (77)  
      Hertford County (20)  
      Warren County (30)  
      Brunswick County, Virginia (51)  
      Greensville County, Virginia (5)  
      Southampton County, Virginia (24)  
 
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1North Carolina (Northampton County), Garysburg — Battle of Jackson — Caught Bathing at Boone's Mill
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
2North Carolina (Northampton County), Garysburg — Boone's Mill Fight — Caught with Their Clothes Off
On July 28, 1863, some of Confederate Gen. Matt W. Ransom's men were bathing here in the Boone's Mill pond, when suddenly bullets began splashing into the water. At the same time, Ransom and his staff galloped across the mill bridge shouting . . . Map (db m180511) HM
3North Carolina (Northampton County), Garysburg — E-64 — Boon's Mill
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
4North Carolina (Northampton County), Garysburg — Garysburg United Methodist Church
Garysburg United Methodist Church and Cemetery built in 1849 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m180470) HM
5North Carolina (Northampton County), Gaston — E-29 — Allen Jones
Brigadier General during the Revolution, member of Provincial Congress and of Continental Congress. Site of home, Mt. Gallant, 1/4 mi. S.W.Map (db m60662) HM
6North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — Bobby Evans
Jackson, North Carolina Home of Bobby Evans General Manager San Francisco Giants Baseball Club World Champions 2010 • 2012 • 2014 Map (db m180482) HM
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7North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — E-91 — Henry K. Burgwyn
"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
8North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — 7 — Lafayette's Tour — The Lafayette Trail — Mapping the Farewell Tour —
On February 27, 1825, Lafayette was received at county courthouse by NC Justice John Taylor, reunited with friend Col. Wm Polk.Map (db m180481) HM
9North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — E-10 — Matt W. Ransom
Confederate General, United States Senator, 1872-95, and Minister to Mexico. Home stands 800 yards south.Map (db m31129) HM
10North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — Northampton County Courthouse — 1858
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
11North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — Northampton County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the honor and memory of all Northampton County veterans who have served our country during war and peaceMap (db m180485) WM
12North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — Northampton Memorial Library War Memorial
In grateful remembrance of those Northamptonians who with unselfish devotion to their country made the supreme sacrifice while serving the armed services World War I Barrett, Willie Robert, Army • Boone, Jacob O., Army • Bracey, . . . Map (db m180483) WM
13North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — Roll of Honor
Dedicated to the members of Jackson Baptist Church who served in the Armed Forces of our country ★ World War I ★ Raymond R. Boyd • J. Wilmer Barnes • L.M. Calvert • Paul F. Calvert • Archie C. Gay • George . . . Map (db m180474) WM
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14North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — E-83 — Sir Archie
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
15North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — The Church of The Saviour (1898) and Cemetery (1853)
The Church of The Saviour (1898) and Cemetery (1853) Have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m180478) HM
16North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — E-6 — Thomas Bragg
Attorney-General of Confederacy, Governor of N.C. 1855-59, U.S. Senator. Home stands one block north.Map (db m31156) HM
17North Carolina (Northampton County), Pleasant Hill — E-13 — Cornwallis
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
18North Carolina (Northampton County), Rich Square — Gen. Walter E. Boomer — U.S.M.C.
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
19North Carolina (Northampton County), Rich Square — E-45 — George V. Holloman — 1902-1946
Colonel U.S. Air Force, World War II. Pioneer in developing automatic devices for airplane control. Home 150 yds. W.Map (db m60657) HM
20North Carolina (Northampton County), Rich Square — E-42 — Lemuel Burkitt
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
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21North Carolina (Northampton County), Rich Square — E-54 — 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 m31180) HM
22North Carolina (Northampton County), Seaboard — E-109 — Bernice Kelly Harris — 1891 - 1973
Novelist, playwright, & storyteller of rural eastern N.C. Author, Purslane (1939) Sweet Beulah Land. (1943), Grave 600 yards west.Map (db m180471) HM
23North Carolina (Northampton County), Seaboard — E-115 — Paul H. Rose — 1881-1955
Entrepreneur; opened in Henderson, 1915, first in chain of discount stores in southeast U.S. Boyhood home ½ mil. SW.Map (db m180473) HM
24North Carolina (Northampton County), Weldon — E-32 — First Railroad
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
25North Carolina (Northampton County), Weldon — E-56 — 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 m180512) HM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022