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  • Monument Name

    Historic Events in Pasquotank County, Elizabeth City

  • Type

    Plaque

  • Subjects

    Colonial Wars

    Colonial History

    Local History

    Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

    Early Republic

  • City

    Elizabeth City

  • County

    Pasquotank

  • Description

    A white marble plaque recounts historic events in Pasquotank County during Revolutionary and Colonial wars. The memorial plaque is attached to the left column of the main entrance to the courthouse building.

  • Inscription

    HISTORIC EVENTS IN PASQUOTANK. / ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PRECINCTS OF / ANCIENT ALBEMARLE. / FIRST ALBEMARLE ASSEMBLY MET AT / HALLS CREEK 1665. / GEORGE FOX ESTABLISHED QUAKER CHURCH / 1672. / CULPEPPERS REBELLION BEGAN AT ENFIELD / 1677. / CHARLES GRIFFIN OPENS FIRST SCHOOL IN / N.C., 1705 / NIXONTON CHARTERED 1758. / TWO REGIMENTS RAISED FOR THE / REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1776. / CAMDEN COUNTY FORMED FROM / PASQUOTANK 1777. / DISMAL SWAMP CANAL CHARTERED 1790. / ELIZABETH CITY CHARTERED 1793.

  • Custodian

    Pasquotank County

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.300070 , -76.222630 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Historic Events in Pasquotank,” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed June 27, 2016) Link

      “Memorials and Markers,” Lost Souls Genealogy, Pasquotank, http://pasquotank.lostsoulsgenealogy.com, (accessed June 27, 2016) Link

      “Pasquotank County Courthouse, Elizabeth City, N.C.,” in Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (PO77), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    White marble

  • Location

    The memorial plaque is attached to the right column of the Pasquotank County Courthouse located at 206 E. Main Street in Elizabeth City, NC. Memorial plaques to Korea and Vietnam war and to World War One and World War Two dead are on nearby columns. The Pasquotank County Confederate Monument stands to the right side of the courthouse.

  • Landscape

    The main entrance to the courthouse building is adorned by seasonal plants and mature trees.

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