Richard Dobbs Spaight

Richard Dobbs Spaight (HMUC5)

Location: New Bern, NC 28560 Craven County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 6.493', W 77° 2.286'

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Born 1758 - Died 1802

Educated in Scotland at University of Glasgow; Aide-de-Camp to Major-General Richard Caswell during the Revolution, and Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant of Artillery after that war; representative of the Borough of New Bern for five terms and of the County of Craven for four terms in the North Carolina House of Commons; Speaker of the house of Commons; State Senator for two terms; member of the Continental Congress, and of the fifth and sixth Congresses of the United States; member of the National Constitutional Convention of 1787, and of the North Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1788; Governor of North Carolina for three terms; mortally wounded in duel fought in 1802. The first native North Carolinian to hold the office of Governor.
HM NumberHMUC5
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1923
Placed ByThe North Carolina Historical Commission, Richard Dobbs Spaight Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, County of Craven and City of New Bern
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314251 N 3886944
Decimal Degrees35.10821667, -77.03810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 6.493', W 77° 2.286'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 6' 29.58" N, 77° 2' 17.16" W
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Area Code(s)919, 252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 411 Craven St, New Bern NC 28560, US
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