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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Pasquotank 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 Pasquotank County, NC (36) Camden County, NC (18) Gates County, NC (7) Perquimans County, NC (7) Tyrrell County, NC (5)  PasquotankCounty(36) Pasquotank County (36)  CamdenCounty(18) Camden County (18)  GatesCounty(7) Gates County (7)  PerquimansCounty(7) Perquimans County (7)  TyrrellCounty(5) Tyrrell County (5)
Elizabeth City is in Pasquotank County
    Pasquotank County (36)
    Camden County (18)
    Gates County (7)
    Perquimans County (7)
    Tyrrell County (5)
 
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1North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A Town Divided1st U.S.C.T. Occupies the Town
(preface) During the Civil War, neither the North nor the South was totally united over the key issues. Just as some Northerners supported slavery and secession, some Southerners were abolitionist and Unionists. These issues could split . . . Map (db m56765) HM
2North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A Town Divided“… universal panic and distress”
During the Civil War, neither the North nor the South was totally united over the key issues. Just as some Northerners supported slavery and secession, some Southerners were abolitionist and Unionists. These issues could split families, . . . Map (db m56770) HM
3North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A Town DividedThe Burning of Elizabeth City
(preface) During the Civil War, neither the North nor the South was totally united over the key issues. Just as some Northerners supported slavery and secession, some Southerners were abolitionist and Unionists. These issues could split . . . Map (db m56797) HM
4North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A Town DividedAmbush of Sanders and McCabe
(preface) During the Civil War, neither the North nor the South was totally united over the key issues. Just as some Northerners supported slavery and secession, some Southerners were abolitionist and Unionists. These issues could split . . . Map (db m56799) HM
5North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A Town DividedPlace of Execution
(sidebar) During the Civil War, neither the North nor the South was totally united over the key issues. Just as some Northerners supported slavery and secession, some Southerners were abolitionist and Unionists. These issues could split . . . Map (db m56809) HM
6North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — Battle of Elizabeth City“Dash at the Enemy” — Burnside Expedition —
After Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside captured Roanoke Island on February 8, 1862, he dispatched Commander Stephen C. Rowan to destroy the Mosquito Fleet, which had been annoying U.S. naval vessels. Confederate Commodore William F. Lynch’s fleet . . . Map (db m56812) HM
7North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A-21 — Culpeper’s Rebellion
Culpeper and Durant led a Revolt against British trade laws, seized the government 1672, 2 mi SE.Map (db m2777) HM
8North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — Elizabeth City Confederate Monument
Our Heroes 1861 1865 To our Confederate Dead. Erected by The D.H. Hill Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy Elizabeth City North Carolina, May 10th, 1911.Map (db m56815) HM
9North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A 37 — Elizabeth City State University
Founded in 1891 as Negro normal school. Four-year college after 1939. Became university in 1969.Map (db m56817) HM
10North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A-13 — First Assembly
In 1665 the Albemarle County Assembly, the initial lawmaking body in Carolina, met in this area. Convened by Wm. Drummond, governor.Map (db m165284) HM
11North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A-14 — First School
Charles Griffin taught in this County the first known school in N.C., 1708-08.Map (db m2769) HM
12North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A-54 — George W. Brooks
Federal judge whose writs of habeas corpus, 1870, prevented arbitrary arrest of N.C. citizens during Reconstruction. Home was ¼ mile east.Map (db m2772) HM
13North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — Historic Events in Pasquotank
One of the original precincts of Ancient Albemarle. First Albemarle Assembly met at Halls Creek 1665. George Fox established Quaker Church 1672. Culpepper’s Rebellion began at Enfield 1677. Charles Griffin opens first school in N.C., . . . Map (db m56795) HM
14North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A-80 — Hugh Cale1835-1910
Sponsored the 1891 bill to establish present-day Elizabeth City State University; legislator, 1876-80, 1885, 1891. His grave is 6/10 mile west.Map (db m56816) HM
15North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A-39 — J. C. B. Ehringhaus
Governor, 1933-1937, friend of education, member of General Assembly, solicitor. Birthplace ¼ mile North.Map (db m2774) HM
16North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A-61 — Joseph C. Price(1854–1893)
Negro orator and teacher. A founder and president of Livingstone College. Born in Elizabeth City. House was 2 miles S.Map (db m5511) HM
17North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — May Freedom Fly
This memorial is in memory and honor of all veterans that have served our country from Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County and the surrounding communitiesMap (db m165262) WM
18North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — Medal of Honor Awarded to: Franklin Douglas "Doug" MillerJanuary 27, 1945 - June 30, 2000
Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Franklin Douglas Miller, a native of Elizabeth City, NC, was . . . Map (db m165261) HM WM
19North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A-43 — Mount Lebanon Church
A.M.E. Zion. Organized about 1850 as mission to serve black Methodists. Since 1856 congregation has met 1½ blocks N.Map (db m5528) HM
20North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A-64 — Nathaniel Batts Land Grant
On Sept. 24, 1660, King Kiscutanewh sold Batts tract 3½ mi. S.E. from the mouth of the Pasquotank River to the "head of New Begin Creeke."Map (db m165282) HM
21North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — Norfolk Southern Passenger Station
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m165280) HM
22North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — Pasquotank County Courthouse 1882
Fifth Courthouse in County; second on this site. Replaced wooden building erected about 1799 and burned during Federal occupation of the City, 1862. Records dating from about 1700 were saved by Arthur Jones and hidden in a barn until end of war.Map (db m56775) HM
23North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — 2004 — Pasquotank River
The Pasquotank River was noted in 35 runaway slave ads between 1791 to 1840, indicating that slaves (“freedom seekers”) escaped on board boats (“vessels”) traveling north to free territory or south to the West Indies, . . . Map (db m56811) HM
24North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A-90 — Peter Weddick Moore1859 - 1934
Educator. Was born into slavery. President, what is now Elizabeth City State University, 1891 - 1928. Grave 1/3 mi. SE.Map (db m165278) HM
25North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — Shepard / S Road StreetsElizabeth City, NC. — Harbor of Hospitality —
National Register [of Historic Places] Historic DistrictMap (db m165275) HM
26North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A-70 — Soybean Processing
Commercial processing of domestic soybeans in U.S. began in 1915 at a plant which was located two miles north.Map (db m2773) HM
27North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A40 — Stephen B. Weeks
Historian, bibliographer, collector of North Carolina books and manuscripts, professor at Trinity College, 1891-93. Birthplace ⅗ mi. E.Map (db m165285) HM
28North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those who made the Supreme Sacrifice serving our country May God rest their souls in peace Korea 1950 - 1953 Ambrose, Thomas CPL • Bright, Carlton R. PFC • Hoffler, . . . Map (db m165270) WM
29North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A-83 — W. O. Saunders1884–1940
Writer and editorialist. In his The Independent, 1908–1937, championed causes, promoted region. Office was 50 yds. E.Map (db m2770) HM
30North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — World Wars I and II Memorial
Dedicated to those who made the Supreme Sacrifice serving our country World War I 1917 - 1919 Seth E. Perry • Lucian Ballance • William F. Brothers • James Gallop • Thurmon M. Gregory • Robert L. Hingerty • Talmadge Holly • . . . Map (db m165268) WM
31North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — Wright Brothers in the Albemarle
On September 8, 1900, Wilbur Wright arrived here at the Norfolk and Southern Railroad Depot, then proceeded by boat to Kitty Hawk. The Wright Brothers made several trips through Elizabeth City, the shipping and supply center for northeastern North . . . Map (db m56767) HM
32North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — Wright Brothers in the Albemarle
The “world’s first flight crew” were the surfmen of the U.S. Lifesaving Stations along the Outer Banks The Wright brothers relied on them as they tested their experimental aircraft (1900-1903). The Life Saving Service’s primary job was . . . Map (db m56813) HM
33North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — Wright Brothers in the Albemarle
While in Elizabeth City the Wright Brothers purchased provisions necessary for their stay on the Outer Banks. They depended on the stores located here to augment items bought from Dayton. Familiar with the warehouses in Elizabeth City, the . . . Map (db m165264) HM
34North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — Wright Brothers in the Albemarle
(Arrived at Elizabeth City,) and put up at the Arlington where I spent several days waiting for a boat to Kitty Hawk. No one knows anything about the place or how to get there. Wilbur Wright, September . . . Map (db m165265) HM
35North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — Wright Brothers in the Albemarle
On October 3, 1902, the Tar Heel, an Elizabeth City newspaper edited by Walter L. Cohoon, printed the first article that mentioned by name the Wright Brothers. The column briefly described their experiments with flight as they camped on the . . . Map (db m165266) HM
36North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — Wright Brothers in the Albemarle
The Daily Economist, a local newspaper, on December 22, 1903 provided the world with one of the first interviews with Orville and Wilber Wright after their successful heavier-than-air flight on December 17, 1903. The interview took place . . . Map (db m165267) HM
 
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