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Creswell Town

Creswell Town Hall is located at 104 South 6th Street, Creswell, NC 27928; phone: 252-797-4852.

Beginnings [1]

Creswell's vicinity had been an informal community from 1797, with settlement gradually creeping westward to the town's future site beginning in 1826, when the first post office in the area was established. With incorporation, development accelerated rapidly. Between 1874 and 1915, approximately sixty percent of Creswell's contributing resources were constructed both in the commercial district of Main Street and the residential districts of North Sixth Street, South Sixth Street, and South Fifth Street The town quickly became a regional hub of commerce and social activity after its incorporation, and its role as such continued into the 1950s; this was enhanced during the first quarter of the twentieth century when a spur of the Norfolk Southern Railroad line was extended to Creswell in 1903.

  1. Penne Smith Sandbeck, Creswell Historic District, Washington County, N.C., nomination document, 2002, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.
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