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Asa Biggs House

Asa Biggs House-Williamston

This 1831 home reflects local adaptations of Federal and Greek Revival Styles popular when it was build and remodeled. Home of Asa Biggs, a former U.S. Senator and federal judge. The Biggs family fled the home in 1862 under the threat of invading Union troops. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
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The Francis Manning Room

The late Francis Manning, editor of the local newspaper, collected most of the information during his lifetime and donated it to The Martin County Historical Society. Local, regional and historical information from this collection aids those doing genealogical and other historical research for books, articles, dissertations and personal interests. Visitors are delighted at the collection of old phototgraphs, as well.
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Fort Branch

A significant Civil War site overlooking the Roanoke River, Fort Branch is known as “the best preserved earthwork Civil War Site east of the Mississippi.”

Seven of the fort’s original eleven cannon are on display there. Many smaller Civil War artifacts as well as pottery from an 18th century riverside settlement and Native American artifacts are also on display there.

Open to the public on weekends from April through the first of November when the annual battle re-enactment is held.

November 6, 7, & 8

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Quilt Trail

Just like the quilt trails in the mountains of North Carolina, only closer! The Quilt Trail of the Roanoke River brings this tradition to Martin County. Enjoyable not only for quilting enthusiasts, the trail aspires to educate and provide history on the region.

Each block features a pattern inspired by the place where it hangs and will be recorded in the Tar & Roanoke Rivers Quilt Trail Guide that will delve deeper into the rich heritage and stories of the region, relaying the significance of each block.

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