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                                                                   IN MEMORY

This page is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Keats Sparrow who served on the board of the Lenoir County Colonial Commission.   His contributions were outstanding.
Dr. Sparrow edited and directed the publication of the book "The First of Patriots and Best of Men: Richard Caswell in Public Life".

Lenoir County Colonial  Commission
The Lenoir County Colonial Commission is a Committee of the Historical Preservation Group
A  501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization

Mission Statement

The mission of the Colonial Commission is to focus upon the colonial and revolutionary era of Kinston-Lenoir County and neighboring counties from which Lenoir County was created from in 1791. It is our aim to raise public awareness and an appreciation of our historical, geographical and  cultural beginnings.


Jo Ann Huettl, Chairwoman
   Pat Humphreys, Treasurer
    Martha Marble   Jane Phillips   

Projects of the Colonial Commission

Celebration of Governor Richard Caswell

Gov. Caswell Memorial Museum

Biography of Gov. Richard Caswell

Richard Caswell Essay Contest

Dobbs County Tartan




Mystery: Where is Caswell buried?

Gov. Richard Caswell Dig April 2008

Channel 14  Triad Area
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Celebration of  Gov. Richard Caswell