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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pitt County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Pitt 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 Pitt County, NC (21) Beaufort County, NC (40) Craven County, NC (56) Edgecombe County, NC (30) Greene County, NC (9) Lenoir County, NC (44) Martin County, NC (6) Wilson County, NC (18)  PittCounty(21) Pitt County (21)  BeaufortCounty(40) Beaufort County (40)  CravenCounty(56) Craven County (56)  EdgecombeCounty(30) Edgecombe County (30)  GreeneCounty(9) Greene County (9)  LenoirCounty(44) Lenoir County (44)  MartinCounty(6) Martin County (6)  WilsonCounty(18) Wilson County (18)
Adjacent to Pitt County, North Carolina
    Beaufort County (40)
    Craven County (56)
    Edgecombe County (30)
    Greene County (9)
    Lenoir County (44)
    Martin County (6)
    Wilson County (18)
 
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1North Carolina (Pitt County), Ayden — F-58 — Former Colleges
Two church-affiliated schools were once located in Ayden. Carolina Christian College, founded by Disciples of Christ and a predecessor of Barton College in Wilson, operated 4/10 mile northeast from 1893 to 1903. Free Will Baptists in . . . — Map (db m65887) HM
2North Carolina (Pitt County), Ayden — Fort Fisher HeroChristopher Columbus Bland
A hero of the fight for Fort Fisher is buried here in the churchyard. Pvt. Christopher C. “Kit” Bland, Battery K, 2nd North Carolina Artillery, was serving at the fort, the “Gibraltar of the Confederacy,” when Federal forces . . . — Map (db m70453) HM
3North Carolina (Pitt County), Ayden — F-10 — Washington's Southern Tour
President Washington spent the night, Apr. 19, 1791, at Shadrack Allen's Inn, which was 7 mi. E. — Map (db m64955) HM
4North Carolina (Pitt County), Black Jack — Black JackFour Corners or The Chapel — Potter's Raid —
(preface) On July 18, 1863, Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The infantry feinted toward Kinston and returned to New Bern. Potter raided . . . — Map (db m76907) HM
5North Carolina (Pitt County), Bruce — F-57 — Sallie S. Cotten1846-1929
Writer and advocate of women's rights. Helped organize N.C. Federation of Women's Clubs, 1902. Lived one mile south. — Map (db m65672) HM
6North Carolina (Pitt County), Falkland — Otter Creek Bridge Skirmish"...difficult ...to carry" — Potters Raid —
(preface) On July 18, 1863, Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The infantry feinted toward Kinston and returned to New Bern. Potter raided . . . — Map (db m76871) HM
7North Carolina (Pitt County), Farmville — Chasing Gen. PotterPursuers and Pursued — Potter's Raid —
(preface) On July 18, 1863, Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The infantry feinted toward Kinston and returned to New Bern. Potter raided . . . — Map (db m76874) HM
8North Carolina (Pitt County), Farmville — F-49 — Gen. Allen Hal Turnage1891-1971
Led U.S. Marine Corps Third Division assaults on Bougainville & Guam, 1943-44. Received Navy Cross. Born 1 block S.E. — Map (db m114443) HM
9North Carolina (Pitt County), Greenville — F-46 — Baptist State Convention
On March 26, 1830, the North Carolina Baptist State Convention was organized at the Gorham home which was near here. — Map (db m65362) HM
10North Carolina (Pitt County), Greenville — Greenville"The bridge...was destroyed" — Potter's Raid —
(preface) On July 18, 1863, Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The infantry feinted toward Kinston and returned to New Bern. Potter raided . . . — Map (db m76873) HM
11North Carolina (Pitt County), Greenville — F-16 — Plank Road
The eastern terminus of the Greenville and Raleigh Plank Road, chartered in 1850 and completed to Wilson by 1853, was nearby. — Map (db m65361) HM
12North Carolina (Pitt County), Greenville — Red Banks Church"... suddenly and unexpectedly met the enemy"
Federal expeditions frequently disrupted Confederate activities late in 1863. Union forces often assembled here at Red Banks Church because it was near Confederate camps. On December 17, 1863, a Federal attack near here on the camp of Co. H, 3rd . . . — Map (db m70496) HM
13North Carolina (Pitt County), Greenville — F-19 — Thomas J. Jarvis
Governor, 1879-1885; Minister to Brazil; United States Senator. Home is 3 blocks S. Grave is 1 block W. — Map (db m66247) HM
14North Carolina (Pitt County), Greenville — Thomas J. Jarvis
"The Grand Old Man Of North Carolina" Captain, 8th North Carolina, CSA Lt. Governor & Governor of North Carolina U.S. Ambassador to Brazil U.S. Senator The Father of East Carolina University In life he embodied the motto of the . . . — Map (db m66885) HM
15North Carolina (Pitt County), Greenville — F-67 — Voice Of America
Cold War broadcasts relayed from Greenville to Europe, Africa, and Latin America, 1963-89, via station 2 mi. S.W. — Map (db m64900) HM
16North Carolina (Pitt County), Grifton — Burney Place"... yelling like wild Indians" — Potter's Raid —
(preface) On July 18, 1863, Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The infantry feinted toward Kinston and returned to New Bern. Potter raided . . . — Map (db m76919) WM
17North Carolina (Pitt County), Grifton — F-36 — Catechna
Fortified Indian town & site of the Tuscarora conspiracy of Sept., 1711. Capitulated, 1712, after a 10-day siege by Col. John Barnwell. Site is 4 mi. N. — Map (db m65288) HM
18North Carolina (Pitt County), Grifton — F-3 — John Lawson
Author of "History of Carolina," explorer, and Surveyor-General, was executed Sept. 20, 1711, by Tuscarora Indians at Catechna. Site 4 mi. N. — Map (db m65276) HM
19North Carolina (Pitt County), Grimesland — F-5 — Bryan Grimes1828–1880
Major General, Confederate Army. His service spanned the Peninsula Campaign to Appomattox. Family plantation called “Grimesland,” was here. — Map (db m52536) HM
20North Carolina (Pitt County), near Grifton — F-23 — Blount Hall
Built before 1762 by Jacob Blount, member of Assembly, 1754-1762, 1764-1771, and of Provincial Congress, 1775- 1776. Stood 90 Yds. N.W. — Map (db m65465) HM
21North Carolina (Pitt County), Winterville — Haddocks CrossroadsConfederate Camp
After Union forces occupied New Bern in March 1862, Confederate Maj. John N. Whitford established a camp here at Haddocks Crossroads, the intersection of the main roads from Greenville to New Bern and to Kinston. Whitford’s Battalion of Partisan . . . — Map (db m70459) HM
 
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