St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Built 1734

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    The St. Thomas church is the oldest church in North Carolina. Built in 1734 in North Carolina's oldest town, Bath (founded 1705). The town was plagued by Indian wars, political rivalry and piracy in its early days. It is probably most famously known as Blackbeard's home. Despite all this, it became NC's first port and in 1746 the (unofficial) colonial capital of NC. When the county government moved away in the late 1700's, Bath lost most of its political and economic power and has remained a very small town until today.

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    1. Frappuchinoman [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      Nice processing!

    2. Zach Frailey 69 months ago | reply

      Frappuchinoman Thank you Cappuccinoman!

    3. Government & Heritage Library, State Library of NC 57 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing this image! We have added it to our entry about the Settlement of the Coastal Plain in the State Library of NC's online encyclopedia, NCpedia:
      Emily Horton, Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of NC

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