Plymouth is one of a number of historic small, scenic towns along the rivers and sounds of northeastern North Carolina near the Outer Banks. The largest town in Washington County, its population is less than 5,000, most living outside the town limits.
Established in 1787, Plymouth became the scene of the second largest Civil War battle in North Carolina less than a century later. The railroad and port accessibility were critical to both sides.
The town has maritime and wildlife museums, along with nationally recognized museum of Civil War artifacts. Other popular tourist delights include a lighthouse, beautiful historic homes and buildings, as well as a riverfront boardwalk. It is a great spot for birdwatching.
BroJoe visited the town recently and saw it from a different perspective.