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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- Tar River
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- 35.89407714809942, -77.52885261423341
- 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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