Gov. Richard Caswell Memorial State Historic Site

The story of Gov. Caswell’s life is memorialized in a museum on property that was once part of his “Red House Plantation.” The house is no longer there, but the family cemetery remains for the public to visit. Caswell was a Revolutionary War hero, NC’s first elected governor and a prominent businessman, lawyer and surveyor. He helped shape the town, the state, and the nation during his 36-year political career. He helped draft the Halifax Resolves and was a delegate to the second Continental Congress. Political obligation in NC prevented him from signing the Declaration of Independence and failing health kept him from signing the U.S. Constitution.

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