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Kinston & Lenoir County
Civil War Trails

Members of the Historical Preservation Group( Cindy Brochure, Jane Phillips and Lyle Holland) and Battlefield Commission ( Lonnie Blizzard) started meeting  with a group in 2002 and for the next year and a half worked on Civil War Trails coming to North Carolina.  The NC Department of Cultural  Resources, NC Department of Transportation and the NC Department of Commerce put their stamp of approval on the project and gave it their full support. 

A series of meetings took place with the Kinston people being a part of the planning process.  The Kinston group made sure that the Battle of Wyse Fork and the First Battle of Kinston was included in the first CWT brochure published for North Carolina.  Cindy Brochure and Jane Phillips  met with groups in Wayne, Craven and Carteret Counties and introduced them to Civil War Trails and they all became a part of the Trail System

Funding for the Lenoir County Civil War Trails markers came from the NC Dept of Transportation and the Lenoir County Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism Development Authority.

At the present time Lenoir County has ten markers. 

First Battle of  Kinston Markers

Southwest Creek

Woodington on
Hwy. 258 South

Harrriet's Chapel
and Starr's  Battery

Hwy 258 South

Union forces break through
Confederate lines

Corner of Meadowbrook
 and Harriet Dr.


Burning of the Bridge

Hwy 70 Business at Queen St. Bridge


Battle of Wyse ForkMarkers

Last Mass Capture of Union Soldiers
Hwy 70 East at
Woodman of the World Building

Gen. Hokes' Attack

Hwy. 70 East and Wyse Fork Road

CSS Neuse

CSS Neuse
CSS Neuse State Historic Site
West Vernon Ave.

Cat Hole

West side of 100 Block of South Herritage St.
next to the Neuse River