Marsh House

210 East Water Street

Daniel Gould Marsh, the son of a prominent Rhode Island shipping family, purchased the property of the Marsh House for a residence in 1795. He had moved to the area, married a local girl, and established several businesses related to the shipping industry. He was the brother of Jonathan Marsh, who lived in the Palmer-Marsh House in Bath.

The brothers engaged in a variety of enterprises involving naval stores, lumber, grain, and shipping. Federal troops used this house and the neighboring Myers House as offices and quarters during the War Between the States. During the Civil War, when Yankee gunboats shelled the town, a cannonball passed into the house. The cannonball seen today was "placed" in the wall after the War to symbolize local defiance of occupation and reconstruction. This home was once known as the Telfair House. It remained in the Marsh family until 1942.

Harbor District Historical TourĀ - Washington, North Carolina
  1. St. Peter's Graveyard
  2. A. W. Styron House
  3. Farrow Shipyard
  4. Marsh House
  5. Myers House
  6. Hyatt House
  7. U. S. Weather Bureau Storm-Warning Tower
  8. J. S. Farren Oyster Cannery
  9. Mulberry Tavern
  10. City Market House
  11. Old Town Hall
  12. Old Beaufort County Courthouse
  13. John Gray Blount House
  14. Turnage Theater
  15. Hotel Louise
  16. Mallison Hardware
  17. S. R. Fowle Store
  18. Fowle Warehouse
  19. Bank of Washington
  20. Atlantic Coastline Terminal
  21. Pamlico Point Lighthouse
  22. Havens Warf
  23. Havens House
  24. Fowle House
  25. U. S. Lighthouse Service Buoy Yard
  26. More Information