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Residence of John Gray Blount, Esq. Built in 1778-Taken down-1923 Washington, NC

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Poised to be removed for a more modern structure, an old home on the corner of Main and Market Streets in Washington, North Carolina was built in 1778 for John Gray Blount. Blount, born in 1752, was a Revolutionary War patriot and served in special missions on behalf of the Revolutionary Government. With a successful import and export trade, Blount became an early commissioner of the town of Washington and was instrumental in getting the county seat transferred there from Bath.