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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grifton, North Carolina
Greenville is the county seat for Pitt County
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Built before 1762 by Jacob Blount, member of Assembly, 1754-1762, 1764-1771, and of Provincial Congress, 1775 - 1776. Stood 90 Yds. N.W. — — Map (db m65465) HM
On July 18, 1863, Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The infantry feinted toward Kinston and returned to New Bern. Potter raided . . . — — Map (db m76919) WM
Fortified Indian town & site of the Tuscarora conspiracy of Sept., 1711. Capitulated, 1712, after a 10-day siege by Col. John Barnwell. Site is 4 mi. N. — — Map (db m65288) HM
Author of "History of Carolina," explorer, and Surveyor-General, was executed Sept. 20, 1711, by Tuscarora Indians at Catechna. Site 4 mi. N. — — Map (db m65276) HM
Nov. 29, 2022