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Creswell
Washington County, North Carolina

ZipCodes
27928




Page Contents for Creswell, North Carolina

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Community news



Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Creswell is approximately 361 (1990), 276 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 149 (1990), 117 (2010).
The amount of land area in Creswell is 1.081 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Creswell to Washington DC is 212 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 128 miles. (as the crow flies)
Creswell is positioned 35.87 degrees north of the equator and 76.39 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in northeastern North Carolina close to Albemarle Sound. Here is a map of Creswell
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History & History Related Items

The town of Creswell, North Carolina has been formerly known as Cool Springs and Cresville in the mid 1800's. In 1874, it was incorporated as Creswell.
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Attractions

Learn more about Creswell at this informative site.

Pettigrew State Park
16,828 acres with over 15 miles of hiking trails. It is the second largest state park in North Carolina
For more information, contact:
Pettigrew State Park
Phone:252-797-4475

Somerset Place - State Historic Site
An antebellum plantation
PO Box 215
2572 Lake Shore Road
Creswell, NC 27928
Telephone: 252-797-4560
Somerset Place was built in 1831. It is located next to Pettigrew State park, on the shores of Lake Phelps. This plantation was the home of the Josiah Collins family who operated it using the services of over 100 slaves. Because of its isolation, it remained free from destruction during the Civil War. A descendant of one of the slaves, Dorothy Spruill Redford, has written a book about the plantation, "A Somerset Homecoming." Each year descendants of the plantation slaves gather at Somerset Place for a homecoming event, giving them insight into the African-American culture during the antebellum era.
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Creswell Community News

An "old" Resident of Creswell

I was born and grew up in Creswell, NC. I Attended High School and then left for the Air Force and my fortune. If anyone there is on the net and remembers me, please drop a line.
Jinx Furlough
Email: furlough@bbtel.com


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