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Historical Markers in Bath, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Beaufort 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 Beaufort County, NC (40) Craven County, NC (58) Hyde County, NC (15) Martin County, NC (7) Pamlico County, NC (2) Pitt County, NC (28) Washington County, NC (47)  BeaufortCounty(40) Beaufort County (40)  CravenCounty(58) Craven County (58)  HydeCounty(15) Hyde County (15)  MartinCounty(7) Martin County (7)  PamlicoCounty(2) Pamlico County (2)  PittCounty(28) Pitt County (28)  WashingtonCounty(47) Washington County (47)
Washington is the county seat for Beaufort County
Bath is in Beaufort County
      Beaufort County (40)  
ADJACENT TO BEAUFORT COUNTY
      Craven County (58)  
      Hyde County (15)  
      Martin County (7)  
      Pamlico County (2)  
      Pitt County (28)  
      Washington County (47)  
 
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1North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-48 — Alexander Stewart
Anglican minister to N.C., 1753-71. Served parish of St. Thomas & as chaplain to Gov. Arthur Dobbs. Erected first glebe house on record in the colony.Map (db m65664) HM
2North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — Bath African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
This site marks the former location of the Bath African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. The AME Zion denomination, chartered in New York City in 1801, began in the 1790s when discrimination against African American Christians forced them to . . . Map (db m65673) HM
3North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-5 — Christopher Galeca. 1679-1735
Chief Justice of colony of North Carolina, 1712. Lived nearby at "Kirby Grange," his plantation.Map (db m65701) HM
4North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — Colonial Bath
Bath, originally the Indian town of Pampticough, was settled by white men about 1690 and incorporated in 1705. It is the oldest town in North Carolina. Its first commissioners were John Lawson, Joel Martin, and Simon Alderson. Here was . . . Map (db m64799) HM
5North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — BB-1 — Colonial Bath
Bath, oldest town in North Carolina, was established in 1705. The first settlers were French Huguenots from Virginia. Among the early English inhabitants were John Lawson, author of the first history of Carolina (1709) and Christopher Gale, Chief . . . Map (db m67574) HM
6North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-47 — Edward Teach
Notorious pirate called "Blackbeard." Lived in Bath while Charles Eden was governor. Killed at Ocracoke, 1718.Map (db m178041) HM
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7North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-21 — First Post Road
The road from New England to Charleston, over which mail was first carried regularly in North Carolina, 1738-39, passed near this spot.Map (db m65358) HM
8North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-6 — First Public Library
In North Carolina was set up near this spot about 1700. Books sent from England by Rev. Thos. Bray.Map (db m66103) HM
9North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — BB-2 — Historic Bath
Bath, the oldest incorporated town in North Carolina, was established in 1705. By the 1708 the town consisted of twelve houses and a population of fifty people. Among the early inhabitants were John Lawson, Surveyor General of the colony and . . . Map (db m67575) HM
10North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-56 — James Adams Floating Theatre
Toured coastal towns, 1913-1941. Edna Ferber's 1925 visit to ship, then docked nearby, was basis for her novel Show Boat.Map (db m66515) HM
11North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-25 — John F. Tompkins
Agricultural reformer, a founder of the State Fair, published and edited the "Farmer's Journal", 1852-53, in Bath. This was his home.Map (db m67567) HM
12North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-63 — John Garziaca. 1690-1744
Anglican minister, born in Spain. Served parish, 1733-1744, in spite of difficulties inherent to life in colonial N.C.Map (db m67170) HM
13North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — John Lawson1674-1711
Naturalist, explorer and surveyor general for the Lords Proprietors, John Lawson traveled the interior of the Carolina colony in 1700-01. He described the 550-mile journey in A New Voyage to Carolina, published in 1709. Lawson was killed by . . . Map (db m67573) HM
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14North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-27 — Matthew Rowan
Acting governor, 1753-54. Councilor, assemblyman, and Surveyor General. Merchant in the Irish trade. His home was here.Map (db m67566) HM
15North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — BB-3 — Palmer-Marsh House
Colonial home of Colonel Robert Palmer, Surveyor-General of North Carolina 1753-1771 and Collector of Customs for the Port of Bath. Built c. 1744, probably by Michael Coutanche, it is one of the oldest surviving dwelling-houses in the State. . . . Map (db m66701) HM
16North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-62 — Port Of Bath
Colony's first town, incorporated March 8, 1705. Home to first port of entry, 1716; exported naval stores.Map (db m65501) HM
17North Carolina (Beaufort County), Bath — B-3 — St. Thomas Church
Episcopal. Oldest church building in the state of North Carolina; was constructed in 1734.Map (db m67568) HM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022