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Posted on March 17, 2021

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The Stoney Creek is shown from a bridge that’s part of the Hunter’s Mill camp in Rocky Mount included on AmRevNC.com’s map of Revolutionary War sites.

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The Stoney Creek is shown from a bridge that’s part of the Hunter’s Mill camp in Rocky Mount included on AmRevNC.com’s map of Revolutionary War sites.

ROCKY MOUNT — Two Nash County locations are included on a new website mapping North Carolina’s Revolutionary War historic sites.

Lt. Gen. Lord Charles Cornwallis’ troops camped near Hunter’s Mill on the Stoney Creek in May 1781, and Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton’s cavalry engaged in brief skirmishes with patriot militiamen near the Swift and Fishing creeks the same month, according to AmRevNC.com. 

The American Revolution Tour of North Carolina website guides visitors to more than 90 locations related to the Regulators or the Revolutionary War, founder Jim Morgan explained in a news release.

“We’re glad to go online in time to help people cope with remote learning and cabin fever,” Morgan said. “It seems like the perfect travel website for the COVID era. Most of our locations are entirely outdoors and accessible to the whole family.”

The site launch precedes the 250th anniversary of the Regulators, pre-war protesters against corruption in North Carolina government. 

Morgan mapped the historical sites and wrote descriptions of the events that occurred there based on his personal research. He says he drove 8,116 miles while developing the content. Morgan earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia. 

Locations are designated as “sights,” or places where visitors “can see, and often stand, where the drama happened,” and “stops” such as homes, graves and sites where fewer historical details are known. 

AmRevNC.com allows visitors to search for Revolutionary War sites by county and plan self-guided visits or follow one of nine regional driving tours. The Hunter’s Mill and Swift and Fishing creeks locations are part of the website’s Rebellion tour. 

Other area Revolutionary War sites on AmRevNC.com include the Thomas Blount Home in Edgecombe County, the James Hogun Homesite and the Halifax Resolves in Halifax County and Peacock’s Bridge in Wilson County. 

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