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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Washington County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Washington 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 Washington County, NC (47) Beaufort County, NC (40) Bertie County, NC (18) Chowan County, NC (32) Hyde County, NC (12) Martin County, NC (6) Perquimans County, NC (7) Tyrrell County, NC (5)  WashingtonCounty(47) Washington County (47)  BeaufortCounty(40) Beaufort County (40)  BertieCounty(18) Bertie County (18)  ChowanCounty(32) Chowan County (32)  HydeCounty(12) Hyde County (12)  MartinCounty(6) Martin County (6)  PerquimansCounty(7) Perquimans County (7)  TyrrellCounty(5) Tyrrell County (5)
Adjacent to Washington County, North Carolina
    Beaufort County (40)
    Bertie County (18)
    Chowan County (32)
    Hyde County (12)
    Martin County (6)
    Perquimans County (7)
    Tyrrell County (5)
 
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1North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — B 29 — Charles Pettigrew
On St David Road at North Carolina Highway 94, on the right when traveling west on St David Road.
First Bishop-elect of Episcopal Church in N.C., 1794. St. David's Church, erected 1803 at his expense, and his home are ½ mile southeast. — Map (db m57006) HM
2North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — Cherry
On Cherry Road 0.2 miles south of Ambrose Road, on the right when traveling west.
Named by surveyor Gisbourne J. Cherry. Post Office established 1898. 8 stores, 2 cotton mills, 1 gristmill, 1 blacksmith shop, 2 sawmills, 1 jail, 2 churches, 2 schools; 1 colored, 1 white, Charitable Brotherhood Lodge Hall, 1 barber shop. — Map (db m57041) HM
3North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — Cherry Colored Schoolcirca 1920's — (A Rosenwald School) —
On Cherry Road 0.1 miles south of Ambrose Road, on the right when traveling west.
Conceived in the 1900's by black educator Booker T. Washington and his Tuskegee staff. The Rosenwald program represented a massive effort to improve black rural schooling in the South through public-private partnership. Rosenwald schools were also . . . — Map (db m57043) HM
4North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — Concord Primitive Baptist Church
On Cherry Road at Mt Tabor Road (North Carolina Highway 1146), on the right when traveling west on Cherry Road.
Original deed 14, December 1808 Jacob Hassell to James Ambrose and Andrew Oliver, commissioners. Constituted 1810. — Map (db m57040) HM
5North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — Cool Spring
On Cherry Road 0.2 miles west of Middle Street, on the left when traveling west.
Was known as Cool Spring in 1826. Hillie Holmes' Store was the last surviving relic as Cool Spring post office was moved into what became the town of Creswell in 1874. — Map (db m57039) HM
6North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — Davenport Homesteadcirca 1770
On Mt Tabor Road at Arnold Hill Road, on the right when traveling west on Mt Tabor Road.
Colonial home of Daniel Davenport, farmer, surveyor, and first Senator from Washingtyon County. He served in the Revolutionary War. Homestead 3 miles -> — Map (db m57044) HM
7North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — B 12 — James Johnston Pettigrew
On State Highway 94 at 6th Street, on the left when traveling west on State Highway 94.
Confederate General, famed for charge at Gettysburg. His grave is 8 miles south. — Map (db m56999) HM
8North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — B 35 — Lake Company
On State Highway 94 at North 7th Street, on the left when traveling west on State Highway 94.
Josiah Collins, Sr., and partners drained part of 100,000-acre tract near Lake Phelps with 6-mile canal, completed 1788; mouth 2 mi. southeast. — Map (db m57010) HM
9North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — B 57 — Somerset Place
On State Highway 94 at Sixth Street, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 94.
Antebellum plantation of Josiah Collins III, who grew rice & corn. Home in 1860 to 328 slaves. Located six miles south. — Map (db m57014) HM
10North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — The Davenport Home
On Mt Tabor Road at Arnold Hill Road, on the right when traveling north on Mt Tabor Road.
This house was built ca 1778. Daniel (1755-1807) and Sarah Nichols (1756-?) were the first Davenports to occupy this home. They were wed in 1786, and from this union came: Elizabeth Warrington, Eunice Arnold, Priscilla Long, Nancy Bateman and . . . — Map (db m57045) HM
11North Carolina (Washington County), Mackeys — Mackeys Ferry1735-1938
On Mackeys Road (State Highway 308) at Mackeys Ferry Road, on the right when traveling east on Mackeys Road.
Established by permission of King George II. Operated for 203 yrs. making 8 mile trips from Mackeys to Edenton. The largest vessel to operate was the John W. Garrett, a twin side wheel steamer 351 ft. x 41 ft. It carried railroad passengers, . . . — Map (db m57066) HM
12North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — BBB-6 — 85th Redoubt
On Wilson Street at Campbell Street, on the right when traveling north on Wilson Street.
Union fort built by the 85th New York Regiment. It was taken on April 18, 1864, in one of the heaviest assaults of the siege. — Map (db m57018) HM
13North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Ausbon HouseSniper’s Nest
On East Third Street at Washington Street, on the left when traveling east on East Third Street.
Bullet holes around the upstairs window of the Ausbon House are haunting reminders of a fight to the death here on December 10, 1862, when a Confederate sniper refused to surrender. Hoping to drive out the U.S. forces occupying Plymouth then, Lt. . . . — Map (db m56977) HM
14North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — BB-6 — Battle of Plymouth
Near U.S. 64 west of East Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
At 4 P.M. on April 17, 1864, an advanced Union patrol on the Washington Road (A) was captured by Confederate cavalry (B). A company of the 12th N.Y. Cavalry attacked the Confederates, but was repulsed (C). Soon a large force of Confederate infantry . . . — Map (db m56926) HM
15North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Battle of PlymouthStrategic Port & Transportation Center
Near East Water Street at Madison Street, on the left when traveling east.
The Battle of Plymouth, April 17-20, 1864, was the last major Confederate victory of the Civil War and the third largest battle fought in North Carolina. Two North Carolinians, Gen. Robert F. Hoke and Gen. Matthew W. Ransom, led the Confederate . . . — Map (db m56973) HM
16North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — B 9 — Battle of Plymouth
On West Third Street at Washington Street, on the left when traveling west on West Third Street.
Confederates under Gen. Robert F. Hoke, aided by the ram "Albemarle," took the town, April 17-20, 1864. — Map (db m56995) HM
17North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Battle of Plymouth
On East Main Street at Adams Street, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street.
Confederate troops led by Brig. Gen. R. F. Hoke achieved a brilliant victory in the capture of Plymouth from the United States military and naval forces, April 17-20, 1864. The iron-clad “Albemarle,” commanded by Capt. J. W. Cook, . . . — Map (db m57065) HM
18North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — B 9 — Battle of Plymouth
On West Third Street at Washington Street, on the right when traveling west on West Third Street.
Confederate troops led by Gen. Robert F. Hoke, aided by ram Albemarle, retook Union-occupied town, April 17-20, 1864. — Map (db m76833) HM
19North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Battle of Plymouth Memorial
On East Main Street at Rankin Lane, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street.
Honor to whom honor is due Dedicated to the memory of civilians and military forces engaged at the Battle of Plymouth, NC 17-20 April 1864 — Map (db m76846) WM
20North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Brick House Landingcirca 1711
On Water Street at Washington Street, on the right when traveling west on Water Street.
Owned by Arthur Rhodes. From this plantation, he sectioned off one hundred acres into what is now the town of Plymouth circa 1790. — Map (db m57047) HM
21North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Carthagenia Lodge
On Madison Street at Little Court, on the left when traveling south on Madison Street.
No. 38 Prince Hall Affiliated (Founder of Black Masonry) Established 1800's Rebuilt 1975 — Map (db m57049) HM
22North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — CSS AlbemarleIronclad Gunboat
Near East Water Street at Madison Street, on the left when traveling east.
In 1863, 19-year-old engineer Gilbert Elliott contracted with the Confederate Navy Department to construct an ironclad gunboat designed by John L. Porter, the navy’s chief architect. Elliott built the vessel at Edwards Ferry on the Roanoke River, 60 . . . — Map (db m56972) HM
23North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — CSS Albemarle
On East Water Street.
The iron clad ram, the CSS Albemarle was the most successful Confederate ironclad of the Civil War and twice defeated the Union Navy. Build in a cornfield on the Roanoke River near Scotland Neck, the Albemarle played a pivotal role in the Battle of . . . — Map (db m62228) HM
24North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Cushing’s TorpedoSinking of CSS Albemarle
Near East Water Street at Adams Street, on the left when traveling east.
CSS Albemarle, which had been built in a cornfield beside the Roanoke River in 1863-1864, helped drive the U.S. Army from Plymouth in April 1864 and defeated seven U.S. gunboats in May. The ironclad ram seemed invincible, but 21-year-old US. . . . — Map (db m56975) HM
25North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Fort Compher BattlefieldThe Breakthrough
On East Main Street at Rankin Lane, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street.
Atop the hill in front of you, on the left side of the field, stood Fort Compher (also called Fort Comfort), a key position for U.S. forces occupying Plymouth. The nine-sided fortifications was named for Capt. Alexander Compher of the 101st . . . — Map (db m76831) HM
26North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — BBB-9 — Fort Williams
On Fort Williams Street at North Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling west on Fort Williams Street.
Principal Union fort at Plymouth, named for Gen. Thomas Williams, stood here. It was the last fort to fall, April 20, 1864. — Map (db m57020) HM
27North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Hampton Academy
On West Main Street east of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east.
Dr. John Hampton, Benefactor Hampton Academy replaced Plymouth Academy and other small schools as principal white school in Plymouth 1902-1922. Reopened as a primary school 1928-1958. Plymouth Woman's Club acquired and preserved it in 1959 and . . . — Map (db m57059) HM
28North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — BBB-4 — Hoke's Final Line
On West Main Street at Alden Road, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street.
The extreme left flank of Confederate General Robt. F. Hoke's brigade was formed a few yds. N. just before the final attack, April 20, 1864. — Map (db m57015) HM
29North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Latham Housecirca 1850
On East Main Street.
Built by Charles Latham who occupied the house until 1882. Home was occupied for decades by descendants of its builder, a Lawyer, County Sheriff, and State Representative. During the battle of Plymouth, town residents sought protection in the . . . — Map (db m62226) HM
30North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — BBB-8 — Naval Action
On East Main Street at Albemarle Drive, on the left when traveling west on East Main Street.
The Confederate ironclad ram "Albemarle" sank the Union gunboat "Southfield", April 19, 1864, one mile N.E. in the Roanoke River. — Map (db m57019) HM
31North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — New Chapel Baptist Church
On Madison Street at East Third Street, on the right when traveling south on Madison Street.
Established in 1867. Rev. Abraham Mebane entered into a lease agreement with the Lowell Colored School Society, giving New Chapel the right to erect a church on lot No. 41 in the town of Plymouth. — Map (db m57053) HM
32North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Plymouth State Normal SchoolOriginal Site circa 1881
On Madison Street at Little Court, on the left when traveling north on Madison Street.
Established by the NC General Assembly as one of two NC schools for training black teachers. Moved to Elizabeth City, NC in 1903 and was parent school to Elizabeth City State University. — Map (db m57050) HM
33North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Plymouth United Methodist Church
On East Third Street at Adams Street, on the right when traveling east on East Third Street.
Records first mention the appointment of William J. Waller as pastor of the Plymouth Methodist Episcopal Church, February 15, 1826. The first building was constructed in 1832. The church cemetery predates the church with the earliest grave dating . . . — Map (db m57054) HM
34North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — B 10 — Ram Albemarle
On East Main Street east of Adams Street, on the left when traveling east.
Confederate ironclad, winner of notable victories under Capt. J. W. Cooke, was sunk 600 feet north, night of Oct. 27, 1864. — Map (db m56998) HM
35North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — BBB-5 — Ransom's Assault
On East Main Street west of General Pettigrew Drive, on the right when traveling west.
General Matt Ransom's brigade formed in line of battle near here in the final Confederate attack, April 20, 1864. — Map (db m57016) HM
36North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Replica 6.4 inch Brooke Rifled CannonConfederate Naval Cannon from the CSS Albemarle
On East Water Street at Madison Street, on the right when traveling west on East Water Street.
The Brooke Rifle is named after its developer, Commander John Mercer Brooke (CSA), who served as Chief, Dept. of Ordnance and Hydrography. While closely resembling the popular Parrott Gun used by the Union, the Brooke Rifle is considered to be the . . . — Map (db m57028) HM
37North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Roanoke River Lighthouse
On West Water Street.
Roanoke River Lighthouse established by US. Lighthouse Service 1866, Plymouth North Carolina — Map (db m62224) HM
38North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Rt. Rev. Alfred Augustin Watson1818-1905
On Madison Street south of East Water Street, on the right when traveling south.
1st Bishop Diocese of East Carolina Rector of Grace Episcopal Church Plymouth, NC St. Luke's Episcopal Church Roper, NC 1844-1858 "The past is gone, the future is here." — Map (db m57060) HM
39North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Siege of Plymouth, NC
On East Water Street at Madison Street, on the right when traveling west on East Water Street.
Union Forces Under the command of General Henry Walton Wessells Engaged and captured April 17-20, 1864. "Plymouth Pilgrims" 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery - Companies G & H 12th New York . . . — Map (db m57025) HM
40North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — BBB-7 — Union Earthworks
On North Washington Steet at Fort Williams Street, on the right when traveling south on North Washington Steet.
The main line of Union defenses during the Battle of Plymouth, April 17-20, 1864, was built across the road at this point. — Map (db m76834) HM
41North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Washington County Courthouse
On Adams Street north of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
The first courthouse was located at Lee's Mill, Roper 1801. Moved to Plymouth 1823. It was destroyed by fire three times, 1860-1862-1881. Present courthouse built 1918. — Map (db m57062) HM
42North Carolina (Washington County), Roper — B 23 — Buncombe Hall
On Buncombe Avenue (State Highway 32) at Cross Road, on the right when traveling west on Buncombe Avenue.
The home of Col. Edward Buncombe of the Continental Line, who was captured at Germantown and died a prisoner in 1778, stood one mi. N. — Map (db m57005) HM
43North Carolina (Washington County), Roper — B 22 — Mackeys Ferry
On State Highway 32 at Mackeys Road (State Highway 308), on the right when traveling west on State Highway 32.
Established 1735 over Albemarle Sound, succeeding Bells Ferry. Discontinued in 1938. Southern terminus was 3 miles northwest. — Map (db m57003) HM
44North Carolina (Washington County), Roper — Sleepy Hollow
On Buncombe Avenue (State Highway 32) at West Millpond Road, on the right when traveling east on Buncombe Avenue.
Harrison-Blount House circa 1835. Located on Kendricks Creek in a lovely setting of moss-draped cypress trees in Lees Mill. — Map (db m57070) HM
45North Carolina (Washington County), Roper — St. Luke's Episcopal ChurchOriginal Site — 1836 —
On Cross Road 0.5 miles north of Woodlawn Road, on the right when traveling south.
Built on Edward Buncombe property purchased from the estate for one dollar. De-consecrated and torn down in 1918. The Church of the Advent Episcopal Church in Roper renamed St. Luke's Episcopal Church. It became St. Luke's-St. Anne's Episcopal . . . — Map (db m57069) HM
46North Carolina (Washington County), Skinnersville — PearidgeSaharah Plantation
On State Highway 32 at Breezy Banks Road, on the left when traveling north on State Highway 32.
1837-1840 Josiah Collins & Ebenezer Pettigrew purchased 500 acres of land, planted 40,000 mulberry trees and raised silk worms for the silk business. S.S. Simmons Fishery circa 1835 Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church circa 1895 Sound Post . . . — Map (db m57067) HM
47North Carolina (Washington County), Skinnersville — B 49 — Rehoboth Church
On State Highway 32 0.1 miles west of Mallard Cove, on the left when traveling west.
Colonial Anglican congregation known as Skinners Chapel. Present church constructed 1850-1853. Now United Methodist. — Map (db m57013) HM
 
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