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for The State Vol. 9 Issue 20, Oct 1941
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During the early 1940s, ambitious plans were made to transform Bath into a living history town much like Colonial Williamsburg. Bath presented the perfect locale for such a project because it is the oldest incorporated town in North Carolina. By 1941, some of the restoration had already been completed. The state's oldest church building, St. Thomas Episcopal, had just been restored and work begun on restoring the Marsh Home dated to 1744.
William Blount was a member of the distinguished Blount family and served well during the Revolutionary period. He later served in the Continental Congress and in the convention of 1787 that drafted the Constitution. He was also Governor of North Carolina and later a Senator.
Continuing his travels around the state, Goerch describes the things of interest, current and historic, that he found in Lenoir County.