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Gates County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
First Post Road Marker image, Touch for more information
By Laura Troy, October 1, 2007
First Post Road Marker
North Carolina (Gates County), Corapeake — A 24 — First Post Road
On Highway 32 N (State Highway 32) at Corapeake Road, in the median on Highway 32 N.
The road from New England to Charleston, over which mail was first carried regularly in North Carolina, 1738-39, passed near this spot. — Map (db m2783) HM
North Carolina (Gates County), Corapeake — A-17 — George Washington
On Highway 32 N (State Highway 32) south of Folly Road (County Road 1002), on the left when traveling north.
George Washington owned a tract of land nearby. He surveyed and formed a company to drain a part of the Dismal Swamp, 1763. — Map (db m2782) HM
North Carolina (Gates County), Corapeake — A-35 — North Carolina / Virginia
On Highway 32 N (State Highway 32) north of Adams Swamp Road, on the left when traveling north.
North Carolina Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c. 1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1775 Virginia First permanent English colony in America, 1607; one of . . . — Map (db m2787) HM
North Carolina (Gates County), Gatesville — Gates County Confederate Monument
On Court Street (State Highway 137) at New Ferry Road (County Road 1111), on the right when traveling east on Court Street.
To our Confederate dead 1861-1865 1915 Confederate Monument Organization Gates Co. To our Confederate soldiers. Gates Co. furnished the youngest general officer in the Confederates States Army. Wm. P. Roberts without military . . . — Map (db m60702) HM
North Carolina (Gates County), Gatesville — Gates County Courthouse Civil War Muster Ground
On Church Street at Court Street (North Carolina Highway 137), on the left when traveling south on Church Street.
The Gates County militia had its headquarters here in the 1836 Gates County Courthouse. When the war began, the Gates Guards were organized and were mustered into Confederate service here as Co. B, 1st North Carolina Infantry. Other Gates County . . . — Map (db m60625) HM
North Carolina (Gates County), Gatesville — Reid's Grove School
On Main Street (State Highway 37) 0.5 miles south of Alternate U.S. 158, on the left when traveling south.
Still on its original site, the Reid's Grove School educated African American students in the Gatesville area. Completed on November 5, 1927 and closed in 1951, it was one of seven schools in Gates County (and one of over 800 in North Carolina) . . . — Map (db m79796) HM
North Carolina (Gates County), Gatesville — A 32 — William P. Roberts
On Main Street (State Highway 37) at Court Street (State Highway 137), on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
A Confederate brigadier general at age 23, state auditor, a member of Convention of 1875. His grave is 700 yds. west. — Map (db m60647) HM

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