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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Perquimans County, North Carolina
Adjacent to Perquimans County, North Carolina
▶ Chowan County (32) ▶ Gates County (7) ▶ Pasquotank County (36) ▶ Tyrrell County (5) ▶ Washington County (47)
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|News of the bombardment of Fort Sumter inspired many African American men to rnlist in the U.S. armed forces, but federal law prohibited their service. Frederick Douglass and other black leaders urged changes to allow black enlistments. By mid-1862, . . . — — Map (db m84932) HM WM|
|First woman known to have acted as attorney in an N.C. court, 1673. Appeared before Council in Perquimans Precinct. — — Map (db m39963) HM|
|Near this spot William Edmundson, an English Friend, held in May 1672, the first religious service on record in Carolina.
Six months later, George Fox, Founder of the Religious Society of Friends also visited this section and held meetings . . . — — Map (db m4133) HM|
|Pioneer settler in the Albemarle, about 1662. Speaker of the Assembly. Site of home 20 miles east, at Durant's Neck. — — Map (db m39962) HM|
|Five times speaker of colonial assembly, moderator of provincial congresses, 1774-1775, leader of Revolutionary movement. Lived 11 mi. S. — — Map (db m56984) HM|
|First U.S. marshal for District of N.C., 1790- 1794. Federalist member of conventions of 1788 & 1789. Lived 12 mi. SE. — — Map (db m56992) HM|
|In 1672, missionaries William Edmundson and George Fox, founder of Society of Friends, in America, held religious meetings in this area. — — Map (db m4093) HM|