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Weldon’s National Registered Historic District was established in 1996. The residential neighborhoods are primarily frame constructions in the Italianate, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Neo-Classical Revival and Craftsman styles.

The commercial/railroad area is characterized by brick construction, following traditional forms and decoration fro the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Weldon’s Historic District also includes three churches. The oldest is the Gothic Revival styled Grace Episcopal Church ca. 1872-1899. The Edwards-Green House (ca. 1878) located on Sycamore Street is an impressive two-story frame residence is stylishly finished with Italianate elements. The Mary Pierce Johnson House (ca. 1903) located on Washington Avenue is Neo-Classical Revival style with fluted ionic columns. The R. Craig F. Cornwall House (1919) located on Sycamore Street is also Neo-Classical Revival Style architecture. The Smith-Dickens House (1901-1902) located on Washington Avenue is an impressively scaled two-story frame residence and is the largest Queen Ann style residence in Weldon.

These gracious old homes are adorned with fancy facades, giant columns, pilasters, and hand carved features, most made by local black artisans. Later homes were constructed with sophistication equal to much larger population centers.

Porches extend the length of the front and sometimes wrap around the sides, reflecting the custom of the time when good neighbors often passed the late hours of daylight sitting and talking of good times and bad, catching up on the news and telling stories. This was the way history was recorded and passed on from neighbor to neighbor and handed down from generation to the next.

Grace Episcopal Church

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2017 Tournament Winners

Winners from the 2017 Catfish Challenge

Adults

1st Place….Chris Thacker...............33.7 lbs....$136.00 (Littleton)
2nd Place…Arch Harrell.................25.8 lbs....$ 64.00 (Jackson)
3rd Place…Ashley Thacker.............24.9 lbs….$ 40.00 (Littleton)
Winner of heaviest Catfish…..Chris Thacker…19.1lbs…$70.00

Guppy

1st Place…Jacob Thacker..........9.2 lbs....Trophy (Littleton)
2nd Place…Luke Thacker………….6.8 lbs….Trophy (Littleton)
Winner of heaviest Catfish……Jacob Thacker….5.9lbs....$10.00

2017 Shad Shootout! Winners

1st. Place winner, Lee Cannady....4.1lbs.
Julia Meacham, Mayor of Weldon
2nd. Place winner, Dewey Ott.........3.3lbs.
Jay Barrett, Tournament Weigh Master
Not pictured, 3rd. Place winner, Wright Medlin...2.8lbs.
Winner of heaviest Hickory Shad was Lee Cannady .....2.3lbs.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Visit Historic Weldon, “Rockfish Capital of the World” and discover our rich history of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad; the Confederate cemetery, the Roanoke Canal Trail and see the amazing Chockoyotte Creek Aqueduct. Walk through Weldon’s National Register Historic District ... Read more