“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Creswell, North Carolina

Clickable Map of Tyrrell County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Tyrrell County, NC (5) Camden County, NC (18) Currituck County, NC (42) Dare County, NC (108) Hyde County, NC (15) Pasquotank County, NC (36) Perquimans County, NC (7) Washington County, NC (47)  TyrrellCounty(5) Tyrrell County (5)  CamdenCounty(18) Camden County (18)  CurrituckCounty(42) Currituck County (42)  DareCounty(108) Dare County (108)  HydeCounty(15) Hyde County (15)  PasquotankCounty(36) Pasquotank County (36)  PerquimansCounty(7) Perquimans County (7)  WashingtonCounty(47) Washington County (47)
Columbia is the county seat for Tyrrell County
Creswell is in Tyrrell County
      Tyrrell County (5)  
      Camden County (18)  
      Currituck County (42)  
      Dare County (108)  
      Hyde County (15)  
      Pasquotank County (36)  
      Perquimans County (7)  
      Washington County (47)  
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1North Carolina (Tyrrell County), Creswell — Pettigrew Birthplace... and Last Resting Place
James Johnston Pettigrew was born here at Bonarva on July 4, 1828. His father, Ebenezer Pettigrew, operated several large plantations in Tyrell and Washington Counties. Johnston Pettigrew, as he was called, graduated in 1847 from the University of . . . Map (db m76822) HM
2North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — B-29 — Charles Pettigrew
First Bishop-elect of Episcopal Church in N.C., 1794. St. David's Church, erected 1803 at his expense, and his home are ˝ mile southeast.Map (db m57006) HM
3North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — Cherry
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
4North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — Cherry Colored Schoolcirca 1920's — (A Rosenwald School) —
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
5North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — Concord Primitive Baptist Church
Original deed 14, December 1808 Jacob Hassell to James Ambrose and Andrew Oliver, commissioners. Constituted 1810.Map (db m57040) HM
6North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — Cool Spring
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
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7North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — Davenport Homesteadcirca 1770
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
8North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — B-12 — James Johnston Pettigrew
Confederate General, famed for charge at Gettysburg. His grave is 8 miles south.Map (db m56999) HM
9North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — B-35 — Lake Company
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
10North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — B-57 — Somerset Place
Antebellum plantation of Josiah Collins III, who grew rice & corn. Home in 1860 to 328 slaves. Located six miles south.Map (db m57014) HM
11North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — The Davenport Home
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
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Dec. 4, 2022