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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 (14) Bertie County, NC (18) Halifax County, NC (62) Hertford County, NC (20) Warren County, NC (16) Brunswick County, VA (41) Greensville County, VA (5) Southampton County, VA (24)  NorthamptonCounty(14) Northampton County (14)  BertieCounty(18) Bertie County (18)  HalifaxCounty(62) Halifax County (62)  HertfordCounty(20) Hertford County (20)  WarrenCounty(16) Warren County (16)  BrunswickCountyVirginia(41) Brunswick County (41)  GreensvilleCounty(5) Greensville County (5)  SouthamptonCounty(24) Southampton County (24)
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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1North Carolina (Northampton County), Garysburg — 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
2North 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, ¼ mi. S.W.Map (db m60662) HM
3North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — Battle of JacksonCaught 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
4North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — 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
5North 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
6North 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
7North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — Northampton County Courthouse1858
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
8North 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
9North 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
10North 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
11North Carolina (Northampton County), Rich Square — Gen. Walter E. BoomerU.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
12North Carolina (Northampton County), Rich Square — E-45 — George V. Holloman1902-1946
Colonel U.S. Air Force, World War II. Pioneer in developing automatic devices for airplane control. Home 150 yds. W.Map (db m60657) HM
13North 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
14North 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
 
Jun. 22, 2021