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New Bern, North Carolina, USA

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Where is New Bern, North Carolina, USA? 

New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina.It is located at the confluence of the Trent and the Neuse rivers, near the North Carolina coast. It lies 112 mi (180 km) east of Raleigh and 87 mi (140 km) northeast of Wilmington. New Bern is the county seat of Craven County.

New Bern is the birthplace of Pepsi Cola.

New Bern was settled in 1710 by Swiss and Palatine German immigrants. The new colonists named the settlement after Bern, the capital of Switzerland and hometown of their leader Christoph von Graffenried. The English connection with Switzerland had been established by some Marian exiles who sought refuge in Protestant parts of Switzerland. There were also marriages between the Royal House of Stuart and notable people in the history of Calvinism. The colonists later discovered they had started their settlement on the site of a former Tuscarora village named Chattoka. This caused conflicts with the Tuscarora who were in the area.

New Bern is the second-oldest European-American colonial town in North Carolina (after Bath). It served as the capital of the North Carolina colonial government, then briefly as the state capital. After the American Revolution, New Bern became wealthy and quickly developed a rich cultural life. At one time New Bern was called "the Athens of the South," renowned for its Masonic Temple and Athens Theater. These are both still very active today.Wikipedia


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New Bern, North Carolina, USA - Gaston Hotel
New Bern, North Carolina, USA

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New Bern, North Carolina, USA - New Bern Country Club, New Bern, N.C.
New Bern, North Carolina, USA

New Bern Country Club, New Bern, N.C.
New Bern, North Carolina, USA - Earl of Craven Lodge
Craven and Broad Streets
New Bern, North Carolina
New Bern, North Carolina, USA

Earl of Craven Lodge
Craven and Broad Streets
New Bern, North Carolina

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1710 - New Bern, North Carolina founded

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1755 - First Newspaper in North Carolina
The first [newspaper] in North Carolina was "The North Carolina Gazette," printed at New Berne [in...Read MORE...

1767 to 1770 - Tryon Palace is built in New Bern, becoming North Carolina's colonial capitol building.

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1794 - The capital of North Carolina, which had previously been located in New Bern, is moved to Raleigh.

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1862 - March 14 - Battle of New Bern NC: General Burnside conquers New Bern

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1898 - Pepsi was invented and first served in New Bern.

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1906
Newbern, a city, the capital of Craven co., N.C., is situated on the right or W. bank of the Neuse...Read MORE...

News  1922 - WORST FIRE IN HISTORY OF NEW BERN. 500 RESIDENCES AND BUSINESS HOUSES DESTROYED AND 1,800 PERSONS RENDERED HOMELESS - LOSS OVER TWO MILLION DOLLARS - FIRE SWEPT 8 BLOCKS FROM ONE TO FIVE BLOCKS WIDE.
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New Bern, Dec. 1. - An army of grimy chimneys,...Read MORE...

1963 - September 7 - WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bowden
flag  George Thomas BOWDEN (24 September 1885, New Bern, North Carolina, USA - 17 December 1936, New Bern, North Carolina, USA) gravestone

Bryant
flag  Abraham BRYANT (1839, New Bern, North Carolina, USA - 29 March 1874, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)

Faye
flag  Charlie FAYE (1896, New Bern, North Carolina, USA - 8 February 1937, New Bern, North Carolina, USA)

Holly
flag  Eliza HOLLY (1876, New Bern, North Carolina, USA - 5 November 1936, New Bern, North Carolina, USA)

Johns
flag  James H. JOHNS (1884, New Bern, North Carolina, USA - 24 November 1907, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA)

Moore
flag  Lorenzo MOORE (18 September 1890, New Bern, North Carolina, USA - 26 February 1937, New Bern, North Carolina, USA)

Smith
flag  Marcellus Miller "Ellis" SMITH (18 September 1888, New Bern, North Carolina, USA - 17 October 1936, New Bern, North Carolina, USA) gravestone
 

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