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

Clickable Map of Washington 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> Washington County, NC (47) Beaufort County, NC (40) Bertie County, NC (18) Chowan County, NC (35) Hyde County, NC (15) Martin County, NC (7) Perquimans County, NC (7) Tyrrell County, NC (5)  WashingtonCounty(47) Washington County (47)  BeaufortCounty(40) Beaufort County (40)  BertieCounty(18) Bertie County (18)  ChowanCounty(35) Chowan County (35)  HydeCounty(15) Hyde County (15)  MartinCounty(7) Martin County (7)  PerquimansCounty(7) Perquimans County (7)  TyrrellCounty(5) Tyrrell County (5)
Plymouth is the county seat for Washington County
Plymouth is in Washington County
      Washington County (47)  
      Beaufort County (40)  
      Bertie County (18)  
      Chowan County (35)  
      Hyde County (15)  
      Martin County (7)  
      Perquimans County (7)  
      Tyrrell County (5)  
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1North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — BBB-6 — 85th Redoubt
Union fort built by the 85th New York Regiment. It was taken on April 18, 1864, in one of the heaviest assaults of the siege.Map (db m57018) HM
2North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Ausbon HouseSniper’s Nest
Bullet holes around the upstairs window of the Ausbon House are haunting reminders of a fight to the death here on December 10, 1862, when a Confederate sniper refused to surrender. Hoping to drive out the U.S. forces occupying Plymouth then, Lt. . . . Map (db m56977) HM
3North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Battle of PlymouthStrategic Port & Transportation Center
The Battle of Plymouth, April 17-20, 1864, was the last major Confederate victory of the Civil War and the third largest battle fought in North Carolina. Two North Carolinians, Gen. Robert F. Hoke and Gen. Matthew W. Ransom, led the Confederate . . . Map (db m56973) HM
4North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Battle of Plymouth
Confederate troops led by Brig. Gen. R. F. Hoke achieved a brilliant victory in the capture of Plymouth from the United States military and naval forces, April 17-20, 1864. The iron-clad “Albemarle,” commanded by Capt. J. W. Cook, . . . Map (db m57065) HM
5North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — B-9 — Battle of Plymouth
Confederates under Gen. Robert F. Hoke, aided by the ram "Albemarle," took the town, April 17-20, 1864.Map (db m56995) HM
6North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — B-9 — Battle of Plymouth
Confederate troops led by Gen. Robert F. Hoke, aided by ram Albemarle, retook Union-occupied town, April 17-20, 1864.Map (db m76833) HM
7North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — BB-6 — Battle of Plymouth
At 4 P.M. on April 17, 1864, an advanced Union patrol on the Washington Road (A) was captured by Confederate cavalry (B). A company of the 12th N.Y. Cavalry attacked the Confederates, but was repulsed (C). Soon a large force of Confederate . . . Map (db m56926) HM
8North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Battle of Plymouth Memorial
Honor to whom honor is due Dedicated to the memory of civilians and military forces engaged at the Battle of Plymouth, NC 17-20 April 1864Map (db m76846) WM
9North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Brick House Landingcirca 1711
Owned by Arthur Rhodes. From this plantation, he sectioned off one hundred acres into what is now the town of Plymouth circa 1790.Map (db m57047) HM
10North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Carthagenia Lodge
No. 38 Prince Hall Affiliated (Founder of Black Masonry) Established 1800's Rebuilt 1975Map (db m57049) HM
11North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — CSS AlbemarleIronclad Gunboat
In 1863, 19-year-old engineer Gilbert Elliott contracted with the Confederate Navy Department to construct an ironclad gunboat designed by John L. Porter, the navy’s chief architect. Elliott built the vessel at Edwards Ferry on the Roanoke River, . . . Map (db m56972) HM
12North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — CSS Albemarle
The iron clad ram, the CSS Albemarle was the most successful Confederate ironclad of the Civil War and twice defeated the Union Navy. Build in a cornfield on the Roanoke River near Scotland Neck, the Albemarle played a pivotal role in the Battle of . . . Map (db m62228) HM
13North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Cushing’s TorpedoSinking of CSS Albemarle
CSS Albemarle, which had been built in a cornfield beside the Roanoke River in 1863-1864, helped drive the U.S. Army from Plymouth in April 1864 and defeated seven U.S. gunboats in May. The ironclad ram seemed invincible, but 21-year-old US. . . . Map (db m56975) HM
14North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Fort Compher BattlefieldThe Breakthrough
Atop the hill in front of you, on the left side of the field, stood Fort Compher (also called Fort Comfort), a key position for U.S. forces occupying Plymouth. The nine-sided fortifications was named for Capt. Alexander Compher of the 101st . . . Map (db m76831) HM
15North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — BBB-9 — Fort Williams
Principal Union fort at Plymouth, named for Gen. Thomas Williams, stood here. It was the last fort to fall, April 20, 1864.Map (db m57020) HM
16North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Hampton Academy
Dr. John Hampton, Benefactor Hampton Academy replaced Plymouth Academy and other small schools as principal white school in Plymouth 1902-1922. Reopened as a primary school 1928-1958. Plymouth Woman's Club acquired and preserved it in 1959 and . . . Map (db m57059) HM
17North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — BBB-4 — Hoke's Final Line
The extreme left flank of Confederate General Robt. F. Hoke's brigade was formed a few yds. N. just before the final attack, April 20, 1864.Map (db m57015) HM
18North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Latham Housecirca 1850
Built by Charles Latham who occupied the house until 1882. Home was occupied for decades by descendants of its builder, a Lawyer, County Sheriff, and State Representative. During the battle of Plymouth, town residents sought protection in the . . . Map (db m62226) HM
19North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — BBB-8 — Naval Action
The Confederate ironclad ram "Albemarle" sank the Union gunboat "Southfield", April 19, 1864, one mile N.E. in the Roanoke River.Map (db m57019) HM
20North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — New Chapel Baptist Church
Established in 1867. Rev. Abraham Mebane entered into a lease agreement with the Lowell Colored School Society, giving New Chapel the right to erect a church on lot No. 41 in the town of Plymouth.Map (db m57053) HM
21North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Plymouth State Normal SchoolOriginal Site circa 1881
Established by the NC General Assembly as one of two NC schools for training black teachers. Moved to Elizabeth City, NC in 1903 and was parent school to Elizabeth City State University.Map (db m57050) HM
22North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Plymouth United Methodist Church
Records first mention the appointment of William J. Waller as pastor of the Plymouth Methodist Episcopal Church, February 15, 1826. The first building was constructed in 1832. The church cemetery predates the church with the earliest grave dating . . . Map (db m57054) HM
23North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — B-10 — Ram Albemarle
Confederate ironclad, winner of notable victories under Capt. J. W. Cooke, was sunk 600 feet north, night of Oct. 27, 1864.Map (db m56998) HM
24North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — BBB-5 — Ransom's Assault
General Matt Ransom's brigade formed in line of battle near here in the final Confederate attack, April 20, 1864.Map (db m57016) HM
25North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Replica 6.4 inch Brooke Rifled CannonConfederate Naval Cannon from the CSS Albemarle
The Brooke Rifle is named after its developer, Commander John Mercer Brooke (CSA), who served as Chief, Dept. of Ordnance and Hydrography. While closely resembling the popular Parrott Gun used by the Union, the Brooke Rifle is considered to be the . . . Map (db m57028) HM
26North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Roanoke River Lighthouse
Roanoke River Lighthouse established by US. Lighthouse Service 1866, Plymouth North CarolinaMap (db m62224) HM
27North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Rt. Rev. Alfred Augustin Watson1818-1905
1st Bishop Diocese of East Carolina Rector of Grace Episcopal Church Plymouth, NC St. Luke's Episcopal Church Roper, NC 1844-1858 "The past is gone, the future is here."Map (db m57060) HM
28North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Siege of Plymouth, NC
Union Forces Under the command of General Henry Walton Wessells Engaged and captured April 17-20, 1864. "Plymouth Pilgrims" 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery - Companies G & H 12th New York . . . Map (db m57025) HM
29North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — BBB-7 — Union Earthworks
The main line of Union defenses during the Battle of Plymouth, April 17-20, 1864, was built across the road at this point.Map (db m76834) HM
30North Carolina (Washington County), Plymouth — Washington County Courthouse
The first courthouse was located at Lee's Mill, Roper 1801. Moved to Plymouth 1823. It was destroyed by fire three times, 1860-1862-1881. Present courthouse built 1918.Map (db m57062) HM
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Jul. 4, 2022