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Weeksville, in Pasquotank County, was a major U.S. Naval Air Station during World War II and a major player in the battle against German submarines. Here were based lighter-than-air aircraft that patrolled the Atlantic, hunting German U-Boats. The base housed 850 officers and men and had two large hangers, one steel, the other wooden. The wooden hanger was the largest wooden structure in the world; it burned in August 1995.
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13376
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A tiny Pasquotank County village could well be called the Mother of North Carolina. Nixonton, on the shores of Little River, has dropped from one of the Old North State's pace setters to a miniature agrarian community. In the early 1800s, Nixonton was the center of a flourishing trade industry with the West Indies. North Carolina's freedom of assembly began near the small settlement as well. Nixonton also housed the first community schoolhouse in North Carolina.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 21 Issue 14, Sept 1953, p12, f
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13651
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Assured by history, confident of her future, Pasquotank is a small but thriving principality.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 19 Issue 25, Nov 1951, p3-5, 28-29, f
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13654
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Pasquotankers were quick to quarrel, build, trade, preach, and educate.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 19 Issue 25, Nov 1951, p20-21, f
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18444
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Continuing his travels around the state, Goerch describes the things of interest he found in Pasquotank County. The county is where the first session of a North Carolina legislature was held, where the state's first schoolhouse was built, and where the first revolt against British rule took place.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 9 Issue 24, Nov 1941, p1-3, 18-22, il
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10518
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Weeksville, near Elizabeth City in Pasquotank County, was a major U.S. Naval Air Station during World War II and a major player in the battle against German submarines. Here were based lighter-than-air aircraft that patrolled the Atlantic, hunting German U-Boats.
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34551
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The North Carolina chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) discusses their work in Pasquotank County. Significant historic sites in the county include the meeting area of the first State law-making assembly, the first State school, the first house of worship, and the first State court. The DAR hoped to memorialize these places by erecting granite markers.
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37183
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Notes about early Pasquotank Co., NC.
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37248
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Article about Colonel’ Arthur Jones who saved Pasquotank County Records in 1862 during the bombardment of Elizabeth City, NC by Union forces in Civil War.
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37530
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Amusing advertisement of goods and prices at the Flatty Creek General Store, Weeksville, Pasquotank County, NC, 1856
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37599
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This article details the battles Gen. Isaac Gregory fought in.