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Nathaniel Macon's grave image, Touch for more information
By Kevin Vincent, September 2, 2013
Nathaniel Macon's grave
North Carolina (Warren County), Buck Spring — Nathaniel Macon 1758-1837
On Nathaniel Macon Drive 0.5 miles west of Eaton Ferry Road, on the right when traveling west.
Nathaniel Macon, a nationally prominent senator and congressman from North Carolina, was born December 17,1758. He served in the United States Congress continuously for thirty-seven years, as representative from 1791 to 1815 and as senator from 1815 . . . — Map (db m69556) HM
North Carolina (Warren County), Macon — E-37 — William Miller
On U.S. 158 at Church Hill Road (North Carolina Highway 1335), on the right when traveling west on U.S. 158.
Governor, 1814-1817; state legislator and attorney general; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Central America. Lived three miles north. — Map (db m69557) HM
North Carolina (Warren County), Manson — E 58 — James Turner
On U.S. 1 at Bloomsbury Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 1.
Governor, 1802-1805, United States Senator and state legislator. "Bloomsbury," his home, stood 2 miles north. — Map (db m69955) HM
North Carolina (Warren County), Norlina — Admiral Kirk Donald United States Navy Director, Naval Propulsion Program —
On U.S. 158 at Snipes Street, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 158.
A native of Norlina, North Carolina and son of Howard A. Donald and Doris Donald. Kirk Donald joined the United States Navy on June 30, 1971 as a midshipman of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated in 1975 . . . — Map (db m69953) HM
North Carolina (Warren County), Norlina — E 30 — Trading Path
On U.S. 1 at North Rose Street, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 1.
Colonial trading route, dating from 17th Century, from Petersburg, Virginia, to Catawba and Waxhaw Indians in Carolina passed nearby. — Map (db m69939) HM
North Carolina (Warren County), Norlina — E 100 — Weldon Edwards 1788-1873
On U.S. 1 at Ridgeway-Drewry Road (North Carolina Highway 1224), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 1.
President, N.C. Secession Convention, 1861-1862; Congressman, 1816-1827; legislator. His grave is three miles north. — Map (db m69954) HM
North Carolina (Warren County), Vaughan — E 2 — Nathaniel Macon
On U.S. 158 at Eaton Ferry Road (North Carolina Highway 1318), on the right when traveling east on U.S. 158.
Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senator. Lived 1758-1837. Home 4 miles northwest. — Map (db m69555) HM
North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E 44 — Benjamin Hawkins
On South Main Street (U.S. 401) at Cousin Lucy's Lane, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street.
Member Continental Congress, United States Senator, 1789-1795, U.S. Indian Agent to the Creek Nation, 1796-1816. Home was 5½ mi. S.W. — Map (db m69945) HM
North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E 38 — Bragg Home
On North Main Street at Academy Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street.
Boyhood home of Bragg brothers, Thomas, governor, 1855-9; Braxton, Confederate general, and John, U.S. Congressman, One block east. — Map (db m69941) HM
North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-14 — Horace Greeley 1811-1872
On North Main Street (U.S. 401/158) north of East Macon Street (Business U.S. 158), on the left when traveling north.
Journalist & politician was married in Emmanuel Church on July 5, 1836, to Mary Youngs Cheney. — Map (db m69558) HM
North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E 86 — Jacob W. Holt 1811-1880
On South Main Street (U.S. 401) at East Franklin Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
A chief architect-builder in town's 1845-61 boom era; worked in Greek Revival & Italianate styles. Home stands 1 block east. — Map (db m69943) HM
North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — John A. Hyman 1840-1891
On South Main Street (U.S. 401) at West Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street.
First black to represent N.C. in U.S. Congress, 1875-1877; state senator, 1868-1874. Home is one block west. — Map (db m69942) HM
North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-102 — John H. Kerr 1873-1958
On North Main Street (U.S. 401) at Church Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street.
Congressman, 1923-1952; jurist. Sponsored bills to create tobacco price supports and Kerr Lake. He lived 2 blocks east. — Map (db m69560) HM
North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E-93 — John Hall 1767-1833
On East Macon Street (Business U.S. 158) east of South Hall Street, on the right when traveling east.
One of three original justices of the N.C. Supreme Court, 1819-1832. Grave 1 block S. — Map (db m68670) HM
North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E 60 — John White
On South Main Street (U.S. 401) at Marshall Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
N.C. commissioner to buy ships and supplies in England during the Civil War. Gen. R.E. Lee visited in his home, 1870, standing 1 block E. — Map (db m69946) HM
North Carolina (Warren County), Warrenton — E 36 — Warrenton Male Academy
On Wset Ridgeway Street (U.S. 401) at North Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Wset Ridgeway Street.
Stood here. Chartered 1787, named Warrenton High School, 1898. Since 1923 a public school. — Map (db m69940) HM

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