Washington County Historical Society
P.O. Box 296
Plymouth, NC 27962

The objectives of the Washington County Historical Society are "the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of Washington County, North Carolina".

Meetings are held on the Wednesday after the first Sunday at 5:15 p.m. at the Port O'Plymouth Roanoke River Museum, Plymouth, NC.

Membership dues are $15 for individual, $25 for family, $50 for contributor, or $100 for friend.

A newsletter is published monthly.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Historical Society, please send your name, address, phone number, and dues payment to:
Washington County Historical Society
P.O. Box 296
Plymouth, NC 27962


Daniel Davenport was the first Senator of Washington County in 1800. He lived in the house with his wife Sarah (Nichols) and five daughters Asenath (who married Alexander Davenport), Pricilla (Long), Unice (Arnold), Elizabeth, and Nancy (Bateman). Alexander and Asenath were 2nd cousins so they both can be traced back to Richard and Joanna Davenport, the first Davenports in the region in the 1680's.

To find out more about the Davenport Homestead click here.

For more information about the Washington County Historical Society, please contact:

Loretta Phelps at 1770dav@vol.com

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