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A short drive from Elizabeth City: The Camden County Heritage Museum and Historic Jail »

A short drive from Elizabeth City:  The Camden County Heritage Museum and Historic Jail

Through the vision of a group of passionate historians and residents who wanted a permanent home for Camden County artifacts, documents, and stories, The Camden County Heritage Museum and Historic Jail (117 N.C. Highway 343, next to the Historic Courthouse; 252-771-8333), a short drive from Elizabeth City, were founded in April 2017 and boast a historically significant array of local items, circa 1777 to present day.

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Pirates of North Carolina- Be Ye He or She? »

Pirates of North Carolina- Be Ye He or She?

Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho. But can ye tell if that scallywag be a he or a she? A pirate who could pillage and plunder with the best, could rifle and loot, kidnap and highjack. With all the pirately talents beheld by this one, the greatest talent of all may have been keeping the secret of their own gender.

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Reviving the Much Debated Query – How did Elizabeth City Get Its Name? »

Reviving the Much Debated Query – How did Elizabeth City Get Its Name?

There has always been dispute amongst the residents of Elizabeth City with regard to how Elizabeth City was named. Was Queen Elizabeth I of England or Mrs. Betsy Tooley the namesake?

In the company of some Elizabeth City locals, even insinuating Betsy Tooley was the proprietress and barmaid of a local tavern located on Water Street – with propensities for Rum from the Caribbean Island Territories and thirsty sailors, can be cause for eyebrow raising – further uttering that folklore also alleges that Betsy Tooley ran a brothel is means for complete ostracization.

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Forgotten Genius: Percy Julian »

Forgotten Genius: Percy Julian

If you’ve ever wondered about the chemistry of plants and the science behind some medical miracles, visit Museum of the Albemarle and learn about the genius of Percy Julian. The grandson of Alabama slaves, yet he went on to become one of America’s great scientists.

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