Founded as a Colonial town in 1760, Tarboro is one of North Carolina's oldest communities, and contains one of the states largest historic districts. The multi-block National Register Historic District contains significant residential, church, and commercial architecture, including late 18th century, early to mid 19th century antebellum and gothic structures and an outstanding collection of Victorian homes, cottages and bungalows. It was one of the National Trust's first Downtown Main Street communities. Tarboro also retains it unique and beautiful Town Common, created as part of the original Town plan in 1760, and considered one of the best-preserved urban open spaces in the U.S.
The Town Common was originally established for the common grazing of livestock, community outings and military drills!!!!!!!... Ah! a muster field!Tarboro is the town that shaped the pre-teen and teenage years of William Lenoir, and is the home of that "energetic minority" that carried the flame of liberty. He surely walked the beautiful town common. It was probably inspiration for laying out the town square of Wilkesboro in 1800.
It was originally established for the common grazing of livestock, community outings and military drills,
Okay, I'm related to people from there I'm sure. I'm probably a little biased.