Located on the banks of the Pamlico River, Washington has been home to many famous, infamous, and unique people over the years. Springing from the community of Forks of the Tar under the watchful eyes of the everlasting Blount family, the town has grown from a small shipping port into a prominent county seat. Many pivotal people have called Washington home. William Blount, son of town founding father John Gray Blount, signed the US Constitution before scandal drove him from his Senate seat and into exile in Tennessee. Filmmaker Cecil DeMille was raised here. It is a place where opportunity has been available no matter the time period. Susan Dimock broke the gender barrier by becoming a physician and Joan Little's violation in a local jail led to a precedent-setting legal battle. Ed Peed served valiantly as a fireman, and his death during a great waterfront fire shook people of all classes and races in the community. The people of Washington, from the founding families to the artistic community that thrives today, have defined the town seen today.
About the Author
Suzanne Stotesbury is a freelance writer and an English instructor at Beaufort County Community College in Washington.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Founding Fathers 9
Chapter 2 Community Builders 13
Chapter 3 First Responders 35
Chapter 4 Doctors on Call 43
Chapter 5 Political Leaders 49
Chapter 6 Law and Order 55
Chapter 7 Businesspeople, Innovators, and Professionals 65
Chapter 8 For the Arts 101
Chapter 9 Throwers and Tossers 113
Chapter 10 Educators 119