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Country Doctor Museum Marker, looking east on Dean Street, at Peele Road image, Touch for more information
By Mike Stroud, April 18, 2013
Country Doctor Museum Marker, looking east on Dean Street, at Peele Road
North Carolina (Nash County), Bailey — E-82 — Country Doctor Museum
On Dean Street (Business U.S. 264) at Peele Road, on the left when traveling west on Dean Street.
Chartered 1967 to honor the "old family doctor." Two doctors' offices, 1857 & 1887, restored with medical & apothecary artifacts. Two blocks south. — Map (db m65153) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Gold Rock — E 15 — Cornwallis
On State Highway 48 0.1 miles south of Beasley Road, on the right when traveling north.
On his way to Virginia, defeated the Militia near here at Swift Creek and seven miles north at Fishing Creek, May 7, 1781. — Map (db m70519) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Nashville — E-110 — Harold D. Cooley1897 ~ 1974
On South First Street (State Highway 58) at East Center Street, on the right when traveling north on South First Street.
U.S. House, 1934-1967. As chairman, Agriculture Committee, for 14 years, shaped postwar federal farm policy. Lived here. — Map (db m45878) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — "The Bethel Heroes"Nash County Confederate Soldiers Monument
On Benvenue / Falls Road (State Highway 43/48) near Stonewall Drive, on the left when traveling south.
(West Face) CSA 1861 1865 (South Face) The names of the Confederate Soldiers from Nash county can be found in the Memorial Volume of the various libraries of the state and the Clerks Office of Nash . . . — Map (db m46436) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — Bishop FC BarnesJune 22, 1929 - July 11, 2011
On Cleveland Street, on the right.
Bishop FC Barnes founded and established the Red Budd Holy Church in May of 1959 in Castalia, NC. He pastored Red Budd for over 52 years. Bishop Barnes was not only an awesome pastor, teacher and preacher, but he was also a renowned gospel singer. . . . — Map (db m97973) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — E-87 — Cornwallis
On Raleigh Road (State Highway 97) near Airport Road, on the right when traveling north.
The British Army under Gen. Cornwallis marching to Virginia camped here at Crowell's plantation on May 8, 1781. — Map (db m45519) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — Donaldson's Tavern
On Falls Road (State Highway 43/48), on the left when traveling south.
The site of Donaldson's Tavern Stage coach station for the overland trail lies on the opposite bank of the river. Here Lafayette was entertained while on his Southern Tour in 1825. [DAR Emblem] Erected by Micaiah . . . — Map (db m45697) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — E-88 — Falls of the Tar Church
On Hunter Hill Road near Benvenue Road (North Carolina Highway 43), on the right when traveling east.
Constituted as Particular Baptist, 1757; Rev. John Moore & Joshua Lawrence among early ministers. Now Primitive Baptist. — Map (db m44751) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — Falls Road Bridge
Near Falls Road (State Highway 43) at Peachtree Street (State Highway 48), on the right when traveling north.
Originally, the Nash-Edgecombe county line was the midline of the Tar River at the Falls to give each county an opportunity to capitalize on the value of the Falls. After the original bridge was burned by the Union during the Civil War, Edgecombe . . . — Map (db m95004) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — First Post Office of Rocky Mount
Near Battlepark Lane east of Falls Road (State Highway 43), on the right when traveling east.
On this site on March 22, 1816 the first post office of Rocky Mount was established. James C. B. Atkinson, Post Master Erected under the auspices of L. F. Tillery, county historian, and Micajah Pitway Chapter, N.S.D.A.R. May . . . — Map (db m97928) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — Harold Bascom Durham, Jr.
On North Church Street (Business U.S. 301) at Goldleaf Street, on the right when traveling north on North Church Street.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Battery C, 6th Battalion, 15th Artillery, 1st Infantry Division,. Place and date: Republic of Vietnam, 17 October 1967, Born 12 October 1942, Rocky Mount, N.C. Citation: 2D Lt. Durham, distinguished himself . . . — Map (db m97718) WM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — E-59 — Jim Thorpe1886 - 1953
On North Church Street (Business U.S. 301) at Falls Road, on the left when traveling north on North Church Street.
Indian athlete, star of the 1912 Olympics, made his professional baseball debut with Rocky Mount Railroaders, 1909. Ball park was 300 yds. W. — Map (db m45801) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — E-31 — Lafayette
On Falls Road (State Highway 43/48) near Peachtree Street, on the right when traveling north.
On his American tour, Lafayette spent the night of February 28, 1825, at the home of Henry Donaldson which stood near this spot. — Map (db m46153) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — E 72 — North Carolina Wesleyan College
On North Wesleyan Boulevard (U.S. 301), on the right when traveling south.
Methodist. Liberal arts, senior co-educational college. Chartered Oct., 1956; opened 1960. — Map (db m31072) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — E-118 — Operation Dixie
On Franklin Street (U.S. 301 S.) at McDonald Street, on the right when traveling south on Franklin Street.
Black leaf house workers in eastern N.C. unionized in 1946. First pro-union vote, at tobacco factory 1 block W., precursor to civil rights movement. — Map (db m48914) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — E-61 — P.T. Barnum
On N Wesleyan Blvd. (Bypass U.S. 301) at Airport Road, on the right when traveling north on N Wesleyan Blvd..
First stop of record with own circus troupe was 1/2 mile S.E., November 12-13, 1836. No show is recorded, but Barnum preached a sermon. — Map (db m48657) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — E-7 — Rocky Mount Mills
On Falls Road (State Highway 43/48), on the right when traveling north.
Second cotton mill in State. Building begun, 1818. Federals burned, 1863. Soon rebuilt. — Map (db m45923) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — Rocky Mount Mills School
On Falls Road (State Highway 43) at River Drive, on the left when traveling north on Falls Road.
On this site stood the Rocky Mount Mills School Est. 1896 Closed 1946 Built and operated by Rocky Mount Mills to provide grades 1-7 for the benefit of the Mill Village children — Map (db m97751) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — The ACL 303
Near South Church Street.
May 27, 1902 • Built by the Pullman Car Company as an office car for the personal use of J.H. Moore, President of the Chicago, Rock Island and  Pacific Railroad. Moore named the car   "Thanis". 1905 •  Repossessed by the Pulman Car Company . . . — Map (db m46159) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — Walter Fenner "Buck" LeonardBaseball Hall Of Famer Rocky Mount Native
On Raleigh Road (State Highway 97) near South Grace Street, on the right when traveling south.
Born near this spot in 1907. Rose to fame in the Negro Leagues, 1933-50. Won Negro National League pennant nine straight years while first baseman of the Homestead Grays. Ranked among home run leaders and won Negro National League batting . . . — Map (db m46051) HM

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