James B. White Memorial, Whiteville
This memorial consists of a rough stone block base with a bronze plaque commemorating James B. White, founder of Whiteville, North Carolina and Columbus County’s first state senator. The monument is approximately four and a half feet tall.
IN MEMORY OF / JAMES B. WHITE / 1774 1820 / ACTIVE IN ESTABLISHING COUNTY 1808. COLUMBUS / COUNTY’S FIRST STATE SENATOR 1809. A FOUNDER / OF TOWN OF WHITEVILLE AND FROM WHOM TOWN / DERIVED NAME. IN 1810 TOWN OF WHITEVILLE WAS / LAID OUT ON HIS LANDS. HE GAVE SITE FOR FIRST / COURTHOUSE AND JAIL. /
PLACED BY / MAJOR GENERAL ROBERT HOWE CHAPTER, N.C.D.A.R.
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The North Carolina Senate was established in 1776. Each county elected one Senator to serve in the Senate beginning in 1777.
The Courthouse dates from 1914-1915.
The monument stands to the left of the entrance to the Columbus County Courthouse, which sits in a rotary in the midst of a small commercial area.
The marker sits on a small area of lawn, in front of bushes to the left side of the steps leading into the main entrance.