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  • Monument Name

    Aaron and Cornelius Tyson, Farmville

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Colonial Wars

    Colonial History

    Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

  • City

    Farmville

  • County

    Pitt

  • Description

    This memorial is a massive block of granite almost five feet tall at its highest, five feet wide and two feet thick. The granite is rough-hewn and the shape is that of an arrow head with the tip broken off. The bronze plaque is thirty inches wide and twenty-four inches wide.

    Images: View of the surrounding landscape

  • Inscription

    IN MEMORY OF / AARON TYSON / WHO WAS KILLED IN THE TUSCARORA WAR / AND / CORNELIUS TYSON / COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOT / ERECTED BY THE TYSON DESCENDANTS / UNDER THE AUSPICES OF MAJOR BENJAMIN MAY CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / 1927

  • Custodian

    UNK

  • Dedication Date

    November 2, 1927

  • Decade

    1920s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.588740 , -77.565970 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Eleventh Annual Report Of The North Carolina Historical Commission, (Raleigh, NC: Edwards and Broughton, 1927), (accessed December 3, 2015), 31 Link

      Touring North Carolina Revolutionary War Sites, (John F. Blair, Publisher, 1998), (accessed December 3, 2015) Link

      Carraway and Oglesby. Ed. Farmville’s 100th Anniversary, (Farmville, NC: MorMac, 1972), (accessed December 3, 2015), 3,102 Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, bronze

  • Sponsors

    Tyson descendants and the Major Benjamin May Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Location

    Heading north from Farmville on Moye-Turnage Rd. the marker is on the right, about 15 feet off the road, just past a railroad track.

  • Landscape

    The maker stands under two trees otherwise surrounded by open fields on all sides.

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