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Before Raleigh, There Was Bloomsbury

This historic marker is located on the corner of Boylan Avenue and Morgan Street. The inscription reads:

On and around this spot stood the old town of Bloomsbury, or Wake Court House which was erected and made the county seat when Wake County was established in 1771.
This place was the rendezvouz of a part of Governor Tryon’s army when he marched against the regulators in 1771. Here met the state revolutionary assembly in 1781, and to this vicinity was removed the seat of government when the capital city of Raleigh was incorporated in 1792.
This memorial placed by the Bloomsbury Chapter Daughters of The Revolution A.D. 1911.

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