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Tarboro, North Carolina Historical Markers

 
left, Gen. William Dorsey Pender; right Gov. Henry Toole Clark image, Touch for more information
By Civil War Cemeteries Marker, `
left, Gen. William Dorsey Pender; right Gov. Henry Toole Clark
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — Civil War Cemeteries Buried with Honor
Civil War soldiers and veterans are buried in Calvary Episcopal Churchyard and Old Town Cemetery. Among the fifty Confederates interred in the churchyard are Gen. William Dorsey Pender and Lt. Col. John L. Bridges. In May 1863, Pender . . . — Map (db m45432) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — Edgecombe County Confederate Memorial
(Front):Erected in honor of The Confederate Soldiers of Edgecombe County. "Defenders of State Sovereignty." 1861 C.S.A. 1865 (Back):Erected Oct. 29, 1904 — Map (db m31099) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-116 — George H. White 1852 ~ 1918
Represented the state's "Black Second" district, U.S. House, 1897-1901. Last black Southerner in Congress for 72 years. Lived two blocks east. — Map (db m45101) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-65 — Henry T. Clark
Governor of North Carolina, 1861-1862. Speaker of the State Senate. Helped organize the State for war. Grave is 3 blocks E. — Map (db m44999) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-85 — John C. Dancy 1857 ~ 1920
Editor of A.M.E. Zion Church papers; orator; a delegate to Methodist world conference; customs collector of Wilmington. Home stood 3 blks. E. — Map (db m45347) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E 95 — John Spencer Bassett 1867 - 1928
Historian. Professor at Trinity College, 1894-1906. Secretary, Amer. Historical Association, 1919-1928. Born here. — Map (db m31106) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-96 — Joseph Blount Cheshire, Jr. 1850 ~ 1932
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of N.C., 1893-1932; lawyer & writer. Birthplace is one block W.; grave 100 yards S. — Map (db m46213) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — Occupation of Tarboro "All were burned ..." Potter's Raid —
(Preface): 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 retreated to New Bern. Potter raided . . . — Map (db m31074) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — Occupation of Tarboro Daniel's Schoolhouse Engagement Potters Raid —
(Preface): On July 18, 1861, 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 . . . — Map (db m62211) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church Historical Marker
St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church was organized on the fourth Sunday in March 1866 under the leadership of George C. Caine. The house of worship was erected on the corner of St. David and Granville Streets in 1869. We are grateful to God for . . . — Map (db m46638) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E 18 — Town Common
Established in 1760 by the legislative act which crated the colonial town of Tarboro. — Map (db m31081) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
. . . — Map (db m31105) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-41 — W.D. Pender
Confederate major general; graduate of U.S. Military Academy, 1854. Mortally wounded at Gettysburg, age 29. Grave is 4 blocks east. — Map (db m44899) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E-40 — W.L. Saunders
Editor "Colonial Records of North Carolina," Confederate colonel, N.C. Secretary of State, 1879-91. His grave is four blocks east. — Map (db m46603) HM
North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Tarboro — E 24 — Washington's Southern Tour
President Washington spent the night, April 18, 1791, in the town of Tarboro. — Map (db m31083) HM

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