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  • Monument Name

    Tuscarora War and Lord Granville Marker, Snow Hill

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Colonial Wars

    Colonial History

  • City

    Snow Hill

  • County

    Greene

  • Description

    A simple bronze plaque is attached to a large, irregular shaped four foot high rock. In addition to the inscription the plaque has the spinning wheel insignia of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    Images: Plaque | Side view | Far-off view with Sergeant Ray E. Eubanks, Greene County Confederate and Veterans memorials on the back

  • Inscription

    TUSCARORA WAR / FIVE MILES WEST OF SNOW HILL, MARCH / 20 – 23, 1713, THE INDIANS UNDER HANCOCK / SUFFERED THE SEVEREST BLOW EVER / EXPERIENCED BY THEM IN NORTH CAROLINA. / THE BATTLE VIRTUALLY ENDED THE TUSCARORA / WAR AND LED TO THE EMIGRATION OF / THE DEFEATED TUSCARORAS TO NEW YORK. / THIS STREET IN 1744 WAS THE / SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF / LORD GRANVILLE’S ONE- / EIGHT PART OF CAROLINA / ERECTED BY GREENE COUNTY AND / THE COL. ALEXANDER MCALLISTER / CHAPTER, D.A.R. / 1928

  • Custodian

    Greene County

  • Dedication Date

    March 24, 1928

  • Decade

    1920s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.455670 , -77.670290 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine 63 (1929), p. 1548, (accessed September 2, 2016) Link

      Parramore, Thomas C. "Tuscarora Indians," NCpedia.org, (accessed September 7, 2016) Link

      “Greene County Courthouse,” The Living New Deal, livingnewdeal.org, (accessed September 2, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze, granite

  • Sponsors

    The Colonel Alexander McAllister Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Subject Notes

    The Nooherooka memorial commemorates the site of the final major battle of the Tuscarora War at Fort Neoheroka, near Contentnea Creek, in 1713.

  • Location

    The memorial marker faces Southeast 2nd Street, a short distance from the intersection with N. Green Street and to the right of the Greene County courthouse. A Fallen Law Officer marker stands to the left of the Tuscarora War and Lord Granville memorial. Greene County Confederate Monument, Sergeant Ray E. Eubanks, Medal of Honor obelisk, and Veterans Memorial are located on the left side of the front lawn.

  • Landscape

    The memorial marker stands on the right side of the courthouse lawn, with a few trees and bushes behind it.

  • Post Dedication Use

    Annual Memorial Day services are held on the Greene County Courthouse lawn.

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