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Bishop FC Barnes founded and established the Red Budd Holy Church in May of 1959 in Castalia, NC. He pastored Red Budd for over 52 years. Bishop Barnes was not only an awesome pastor, teacher and preacher, but he was also a renowned gospel singer.…
On this site on
March 22, 1816
the first post office of Rocky Mount
James C. B. Atkinson, Post Master
Erected under the auspices of L. F. Tillery, county historian,
and Micajah Pitway Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Battery C, 6th Battalion, 15th Artillery, 1st Infantry Division,. Place and date: Republic of Vietnam, 17 October 1967, Born 12 October 1942, Rocky Mount, N.C.
2D Lt. Durham, distinguished himself by con…
On this site stood the Rocky Mount Mills School
Est. 1896 Closed 1946
Built and operated by Rocky Mount Mills to provide grades 1-7 for the benefit of the Mill Village children
Originally, the Nash-Edgecombe county line was the midline of the Tar River at the Falls to give each county an opportunity to capitalize on the value of the Falls. After the original bridge was burned by the Union during the Civil War, Edgecombe …
On his way to Virginia, defeated the Militia near here at Swift Creek and seven miles north at Fishing Creek, May 7, 1781.
Chartered 1967 to honor the "old family doctor."Two doctors' offices, 1857 & 1887, restored with medical & apothecary artifacts. Two blocks south.
Black leaf house workers in eastern N.C. unionized in 1946. First pro-union vote, at tobacco factory 1 block W., precursor to civil rights movement.
First stop of record with own circus troupe was 1/2 mile S.E., November 12-13, 1836. No show is recorded, but Barnum preached a sermon.
Front, base of column: C.S.A.
Front, to the left of the rifles: TO THE / CONFEDERATE / SOLDIERS OF / NASH COUNTY / WHO IN 1861 IN / OBEDIENCE TO THE / SUMMONS OF THEIR / STATE FREELY OFFERED / THEIR LIVES, / THEIR / FORTUNES, / AND THEIR / SACR…