Kinston History Iron Belted City The State Chroncile(Raleigh) July 23, 1891 pg. 7

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Kinston History  Iron Belted City
The State Chroncile(Raleigh)
July 23, 1891 pg. 7 - THE IRON-BELTED niTu nr nir iirnor LI 1 1 ur i...
THE IRON-BELTED niTu nr nir iirnor LI 1 1 ur i nt ntuc. The Home of Caswell, North Garolina's First Governor. cm 4 KTrrT a t. a ivnsin r. rn TOWN. ; r Sketch of it M'story Manufacturing Enterprises and Industries, etc. Staff Cor. State Chronicle. ttox, X. C., July 21, '91. - . , c "nt r. jd1-3 . i i -i -i nhance the value ot his iana usea influence in locating me : state lQT)lt01 - r t t t n rr'i ri W Tower 1111. -i.nis. is one xuiie W Kinston, in Lenoir county, at in Greene as recoraea in tnis jstory. In fact, Kinston itself was aswell was installed into office, May lotli, loo. ine town oi inston-is rich in historic associa- C0 milcS Hum iviuoiyii) nuwc iree tall cedars stand as sentinels, the remains of Richard Caswell, ice Governor of North Carolina o one knows the exact : spot of his ave. An aged negro, who died teen years ago, was the only livr n Twiner that Dossessed this knowi ng A Ee. " No headstone is to be seen, d ere long this soil,-which ought be kept sacred, will be furrowed tH the plow. I have heard it said, but will not inch for its truthfulness, that a jlitical opponent once indicted W Caswell for stealing a hog, t that he proved himself innocent fthis charge. i Tradition comes down to us that nston was the rendezvous of the rry minute men of ihe Neuse m the Revolution. .Later on, town was the scene, of much ety and merry-making. In the d Castle, a large, commodious ucture of the antique order, nee torn down and some of the od used in a private j dwelling) re held elegant receptions which re attended by the elite of the te. As the home of the Cas- ill, the Gatling, and the Wash- on famlies it occupied social eminence throughout the State. ousands of people used to flock e to see Modoc, of Salisbury, Culpepper, of Lenoir, two favor- race horses of their day speed on elegant race-track, which now poses one of the principal streets he town. ' i e town was laid off about 1740. ps called King's-town, town of king. This is evident from the that King street and Queen et are the largest and most im- ant in the town. po much for its past history; the ent population is about 2,500. s the county-seat of Lenoir, is Ned on Neuse river, and is en- it may very properly be called fE IROX-BELTED CITY OF THE NEUSE. ! set of any better The divided friendliness all the is a its or the and church all are its religious well its has several size than towns The that the here, Herbert, to of among Now this We carriage tory, grist several Kinston found State, Nunn, experience won In two competent, banking Its won financiei payer Strong s H. men, week money The neater, buggies. this counties, tinually THE Thig men, week. here markets parties counties, extends In Taylor, men knitting girls gratified girls to do, $1.-25 factory a day. earning

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  2. 23 Jul 1891, Thu,
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  • Kinston History Iron Belted City The State Chroncile(Raleigh) July 23, 1891 pg. 7

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