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(January 2008) A four-gun Federal battery was positioned on Castle Island

(January 2008) Enlarge Dating from about 1786, this is the second oldest courthouse building standing in North Carolina, one of only a handful of surviving federal courthouses in the state and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Now home to the Beaufort-Hyde-Martin Regional Library, the building is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The original courtroom may be viewed on the second floor by request at the lending desk. It contains a portrait of Henry, Duke of Beaufort, the Lord Proprietor for whom the county was named. The library also houses paintings and sketches of historic buildings in Washington, some of which are no longer standing



(January 2008) Enlarge  Detail  Interpretive Marker Oakdale Cemetery Confederate monument. In 1888, Beaufort County became the first in the state to erect a monument honoring its Confederate dead

(January 2008) Oakdale Cemetery cannon display at base of the Confederate monument


(January 2008) Enlarge Memorial to 17 Confederates killed in the defense of Washington


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