Tar River

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In a Revolutionary War tale, a miller and patriot was drowned in the river by a group of British soldiers. Before he died, he threatened that if they killed him, they would be haunted by a banshee. According to the tale, the banshee appeared, killed the soldiers, and avenged the miller. Folks who live nearby claim the banshee never has left the river.

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Address:
Tar River
Tarboro, NC
United States

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GPS:
35.89407714809942, -77.52885261423341
County:
Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Princeville, NC (0.4 mi.)
Tarboro, NC (0.4 mi.)
Conetoe, NC (6.8 mi.)
Speed, NC (6.9 mi.)
Leggett, NC (7.3 mi.)
Pinetops, NC (9.5 mi.)
Bethel, NC (10.3 mi.)
Hobgood, NC (11.9 mi.)
Macclesfield, NC (12.6 mi.)
Parmele, NC (13.2 mi.)

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  1. i working on an apartment @ 10th street in the location behind it was elm street park [near the train]
    we went across the ditch behind the apartments to the back of elm st park before me and a friend
    crossed the ditch i saw a middle age man sitting at the picnic table he had a ski jacket on in the summer, i told my friend who is that he said who? the man i said . we went down the ditch and up the other side and he was gone . anyway i heard later that a man shot himself in that ditch ,he was wearing a blue ski jacket. check it out,the picnic table beside the train others have seen it to… in elm st. park .

  2. I live a few miles from the tar river. I was traveling on a road by the tar river a couple of years ago when I saw a man walking near the road heading for the tar river bank. I thought wow must be an event happening nearby. I reduced my speed to actually check this out. I looked in my left side view mirror and he disappeared. When I arrived home I was very shaken. My teenagers wanted to know what was going on. They did research on the area but asked me the colors of the uniform and I described a perfect revolutionary war soldier.. I said I would never tell this story to anyone but my family but maybe this might help someone else not doubt themselves because it does happen.

  3. I live in Falkland, North Carolina and every single time I see two people in deerskins fishing with cane poles when I go down to the tar river.

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