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Batts Crossroadscommunity in NE Wilson County. Named for John Batts before the middle of the nineteenth century.
Batts GraveSee Batts Island.
Batts Housethe home of Nathaniell Batts, first-known permanent white settler in North Carolina, was built as early as 1655 and stood between Roanoke River and Salmon Creek, E Bertie County, facing Albemarle Sound.
Batts Islandformer island in Albemarle Sound near the mouth of the Yeopim River, SW Perquimans County. Named for Nathaniell Batts, who acquired property in the area, September 24, 1660. It is mentioned in local records as early as 1694. In 1749 it was 40 acres in area and had houses and orchards on it; by 1756 it had been reduced to 27 acres. Early in the twentieth century it was a campsite for fishermen, but later it was reduced to a mud flat with a few dead trees. A hurricane in the 1950s completely destroyed the island. Appears as Heriots Island, probably for Thomas Hariot (1560-1621), on the Smith map, 1624; as Hariots Island on the Comberford map, 1657: and as Bats Grave on the Moseley map, 1733, and the Collet map, 1770.
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