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Here stood the residence ofWilliam Tryon Governor ofNorth Carolina, from April 3,1765,to June 30, 1771. Stamp MasterWilliam Houston was brought outfrom the house and forced toresign his office Nov. 16, 1765.New Hanover Historical Commission
Near this spot liesThomas GodfreyBorn in Philadelphia Pa. 1736Died in Wilmington N.C. 1763Author ofThe Prince of ParthiaThe first drama writtenby an American andproduced upon theprofessional stage inthe Colonies
Erected byThe N.C. Society Colon…
Erected 1875-6. First house of worship built in North Carolina by the Jews. Congregation established in 1867.
Built 1839, near site of older church, begun about 1751. Graves of Cornelius Harnett and Thomas Godfrey.
Founder of Christian Science Church. Spent part of 1844 at Hanover House, 2 blocks west.
Stood two blocks west. Here a stamp master, William Houston, was forced to resign, 1765, and safety committees met in 1775.
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of N.C., 1853-1881. Voice for church unity in postwar years. Interred in the church.
School for blacks, 1868-1921. Founded by American Missionary Assoc. Named for benefactor James H. Gregory. Was 4 blocks E.
Governor, 1836-41, the first in N.C. elected by popular vote; first president of Wilmington and Weldon Railroad. His home stands 2 blocks W.
Author of "Chronicles of the Cape Fear River" (1914), cotton merchant, philanthropist, British vice consul. His home stands two blocks west.