Carteret County, NC
Alleged offense: Arson; Assault; Crimes Against Property
Legal intervention (in alleged offense): No
Legal intervention (following lynching): Unknown
Mob size: Unreported
Mob members: Unknown
Alleged victim: Unrecorded
Household Status: Unrecorded
According to a newspaper account, ten unidentified African American men were shot at when they allegedly attempted to arson “the house of a gentleman” near Core Creek in February 1866. The home owner shot at the men, who were reported to have been armed. Reports are unclear about whether the home owner killed the “three or four” men he shot, and other reports on these murders could be found.
Death certificate: None found
Census: None found
Town: Core Creek
Latitude/Longitude: 34.828152, -76.693052
Rationale: Marker was placed near the Core Creek community, as it was the only community named in found newspaper accounts of this killing.
Additional Resources: None