Warren County, NC

Alleged offense: None
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Age: 45 (Williams), 20 (Bullock)
Legal intervention (in alleged offense): Yes
Legal intervention (following lynching): No
Mob size: 150
Mob members: Unrecorded
Alleged victim: R.L. Trailor; Lloyd Trailor; H.A. Rainey; W.J. Upchurch; H.A. Inscoe
Household Status: Married (Williams); Unmarried (Bullock)
Occupation: Farmer (both men)


Death certificate: Death Certificate of Plummer Bullock; Alfred Williams’s Death Certificate

News coverage:

Two Negroes Lynched by Mob at Warrenton After Race Riot at Norlina

Warrenton Gets Back to Normal After Lynching

A Serious Race Riot at Norlina Yesterday


Town: Norlina, North Carolina
Latitude/Longitude: 36.410558, -78.163531
Rationale:  Lynching site was estimated using records that the lynching happened within one mile of the town. A guess was made as to route according to the direction of Norlina and the main roads of the period.

Additional Resources: The Map of Warren County Jail for Alfred Williams and Plummer Bullock

Researcher’s Note: