North Carolina-Northhampton County-August 13


North Carolina People, Places, and Things-August 13

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special. Everyday this year I am doing a post on what I have learned new.

Northhampton County sits in the North East corner of North Carolina with parts of its border touch up against Virginia.

Northampton

In fact Northhampton county borders three other Virginia counties including Greensville, Southhampton, and Brunswick. Find it ironic that Southhampton County Virginia is located north of Northhampton County.

In 1741 parts of Bertie County were carved out to create Northhampton. Its county seat is Jackson NC and it has a population of about 22,000 residents.

When Jackson became an incorporated town, the Northampton area had already received wide acclaim as a horse racing and breeding capital.  Sir Archie, the greatest thoroughbred in North Carolina history, was sheltered at the Mowfield Plantation from 1817 to 1833.

https://coach4aday.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/north-carolina-sir-archy-may-9/

Archie was bred while stationed in Northampton and his lineage includes Boston, Lexington, Man O’War, and Timoleon; all were gallant contenders in the international horse-racing realm.  There are only two North Carolina highway markers dedicated to animals; one inscribed to Sir Archie.

sir archie

 

 

 

 

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