Friday, October 28, 2011

Bath, NC

Founded in 1696, Bath is the oldest town in North Carolina.  In 1723, Beaufort County’s first courthouse was built, and the town was considered the first capital of the Colony.

Bath also boasts having the first public library in the Colony.

The town is dotted with historical markers on about every street.
The Palmer-Marsh House

The Floating Theater marker was adjacent to the town’s free dock (72 hour limit).

No water or electricity, but the price was right.

One of Bath’s more notorious citizens was Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard.  Now the name of one of Bath’s two eateries, Blackbeards serves great New Jersey style pizza.  Nephew Mark steered us there for a great dinner and visit.
The little town is filled with historic structures.

And, friendly people.

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