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North Carolina's First Confederate Memorial


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In 1888, Beaufort County became the first in the state to erect a monumnet honoring its Confederate dead. The monument, a replica of a Confederate soldier placed on a granite pedestal, now stands on the crest of a hill in Oakdale Cemetery. It was originally placed on the slight elevation where Water Street turns into MacNair Street, a location chosen so that ships coming up the Pamlico River would get, as their first glimpse of the town, the Confederate soldier on his pedestal. When a new railroad station was built and railroad activity changed the character of the location, the town decided to move the statue to the new cemetery.




Address:
Oakdale Cemetery, Corner 15th and Market
Washington, NC 27889
Phone: (800)999-3857
Our Email: visitus@originalwashington.com
Our Website:www.originalwashington.com

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Attractions and Upcoming Events


North Carolina Estuarium

Explore science, art, nature and history where the rivers meet the sea at the Pamlico/Tar River estuary. Seasonal river tours will begin April 5; Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10:15a.m., and 12:45p.m., and Saturday at 10:15 only. (

Washington, NC Other Attractions

Carolina House Bed & Breakfast

Southern Hospitality with a European Flair! Located only 2 blocks from the scenic Pamlico River and Historic Downtown Washington. Come visit us,sit on the porch and relax, or stroll the tree lined streets. After a relaxing night start your day with a breakfast to remember!

Washington, NC Businesses

Washington- the Heart of the Inner Banks

Come visit this beautiful Historic town dating to the early 1700

Washington, NC Arts


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