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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Elizabeth City

 
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 (22) Camden County, NC (6) Gates County, NC (7) Perquimans County, NC (7) Tyrrell County, NC (5)  PasquotankCounty(22) Pasquotank County (22)  CamdenCounty(6) Camden County (6)  GatesCounty(7) Gates County (7)  PerquimansCounty(7) Perquimans County (7)  TyrrellCounty(5) Tyrrell County (5)
Elizabeth City, North Carolina and Vicinity
    Pasquotank County (22)
    Camden County (6)
    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
(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 m56765) HM
2North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A Town Divided“… universal panic and distress”
(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 m56770) HM
3North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A Town DividedThe Burning of Elizabeth City
(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 m56797) HM
4North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A Town DividedAmbush of Sanders and McCabe
(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 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-14 — First School
Charles Griffin taught in this County the first known school in N.C., 1708-08. — Map (db m2769) HM
11North 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
12North 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
13North 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
14North 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
15North 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
16North 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
17North 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
18North 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
19North Carolina (Pasquotank County), Elizabeth City — A70 — 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
20North 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
21North 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
22North 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
 
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