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Northampton County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
Wide view of the First Railroad Marker image, Touch for more information
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2010
Wide view of the First Railroad Marker
North Carolina (Northampton County), Garysburg — E-32 — First Railroad
The first railroad in the State was completed in 1833 from Petersburg, Va., to Blakely, on the Roanoke River, a short distance southeast. — Map (db m31122) HM
North Carolina (Northampton County), Gaston — E 29 — Allen Jones
Brigadier General during the Revolution, member of Provincial Congress and of Continental Congress. Site of home, Mt. Gallant, mi. S.W. — Map (db m60662) HM
North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — Battle of Jackson Caught Bathing at Boone's Mill
On July 28, 1863, Union Col. Samuel P. Spear's cavalrymen came thundering through Jackson from Federal-occupied Winton to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Bridge over the Roanoke River at Weldon. Confederate Gen. Matt W. Ransom and his . . . — Map (db m43394) HM
North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — E-64 — Boon's Mill
Here on July 28, 1863, a Confederate force repulsed a Union march on the vital Wilmington and Weldon Railroad. Breastworks 50 yds. S.W. — Map (db m31147) HM
North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — E-91 — Henry K. Burgwyn
"Boy" Colonel 26th N.C. Regt. Killed at age 21 at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. Home stood 4 miles south. — Map (db m31154) HM
North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — E-10 — Matt W. Ransom
Confederate General, United States Senator, 1872-95, and Minister to Mexico. Home stands 800 yards south. — Map (db m31129) HM
North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — Northampton County Courthouse 1858
Northampton County, formed in 1741, was served by other courthouses on this site prior to construction of this building in 1858. At the time Samuel Calvert oversaw the project; Henry King Burgwyn has been credited as architect. Resting atop a high . . . — Map (db m67520) HM
North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — E-83 — Sir Archie
Foundation sire of American Thoroughbred race horses, including Timoleon, Boston, Lexington, & Man O'War. Died at Mowfield, one mile north, in 1833. — Map (db m31130) HM
North Carolina (Northampton County), Jackson — E-6 — Thomas Bragg
Attorney-General of Confederacy, Governor of N.C. 1855-59, U.S. Senator. Home stands one block north. — Map (db m31156) HM
North Carolina (Northampton County), Pleasant Hill — E-13 — Cornwallis
Ending his campaign in North Carolina, he entered Virginia near here in May, 1781, and surrendered at Yorktown on October 17, 1781. — Map (db m31094) HM
North Carolina (Northampton County), Rich Square — Gen. Walter E. Boomer U.S.M.C.
Born in Rich Square, General Boomer was Commanding General, Marine Central Command and First Marine Expeditionary force during Persian Gulf War 1990-91. Defended Saudia Arabia then led 90,00 Marines in battle to liberate Kuwait and to defeat the . . . — Map (db m60656) WM
North Carolina (Northampton County), Rich Square — E 45 — George V. Holloman 1902-1946
Colonel U.S. Air Force, World War II. Pioneer in developing automatic devices for airplane control. Home 150 yds. W. — Map (db m60657) HM
North Carolina (Northampton County), Rich Square — E 42 — Lemuel Burkitt
Pastor Sandy Run Baptist Church, 1773-1807. A founder & historian, Kehukee Baptist Assn.; member N.C. convention, 1788. Grave 300 yds. E. — Map (db m60658) HM
North Carolina (Northampton County), Rich Square — E-54 — Roanoke River
Early channel of trade, its valley long an area of plantations. Frequent floods until 1952, since controlled by Kerr Dam. Old name was "Moratuck." — Map (db m31180) HM

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