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The Lincoln Park Historic District , which is located in the northeast section of Rocky Mount, was constructed from 1948 through 1953 featuring single family housing, one restaurant, and motel. The restaurant and motel was owned by Clarence E. Pit…
In 1977, Douglas Franklin Davis began his retail career in Rocky Mount. In 1994 he purchased the building and it became Davis Furniture Company. He always believed in a thriving downtown. He owned three area businesses. Davis was a pioneer in the …
Operated the Douglas-Armstrong Drug Company in the Douglas Building that he developed circa 1916: prominently located, three blocks west, at the corner of NE Main St, and E Thomas St. It is the anchor building for the Douglas Block and was the cat…
Jazz pianist, composer, and architect of bebop. Wrote "Round Midnight" (1944). Born 1 mile S.
This marker dedicated on September 1, 2007 memorializes and honors a predominately African American community.
Originally the community was known as around the "Wire" today it is known as the "Y" community. It sprang up in the early 20th centur…
The first one purchased by
City of Rocky Mount,
Preserved & Mounted
Burlington Industries, Inc.
and its Rocky Mount Plants,
During the Civil War, thousands of slaves escaped to U.S. Army lines, and more than thirty African Americans from Edgecombe County enlisted in the 35th, 36th, and 37th U.S. Colored Troops, 14th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery, and U.S. Navy. After th…
(Preface): On July 18, 1861, Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The Infantry feinted toward Kinston and returned to New Bern. Potter raided Greenv…
Founding Member Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,Incorporated Lived in this residence (1926-1857).Educator - Brick Junior College (1910-1926).Booker T. Washington High School (1926-1952).Historian - Annual Negro History Exhibitattracted national attenti…
A founder in 1908 of Alpha Kappa Alpha,nation's oldest sorority for African Americans; history teacher. Her grave is ? mile east.