There are many places on or near the coast of North or South Carolina where there is lots of interesting history to be discovered, and one of those places is the little tiny town of Bath North Carolina, the very first town of any size in North Carolina, and certainly the first village of any importance in N.C. And both this town, and the plantation we will be viewing in the next post are connected with my Methodists– in particular Bath is connected with George Whitfield, and Hopsewee Plantation is a place Francis Asbury visited and stayed at. The famous story about Bath and Whitfield is that he came to town to discover a revival meeting was going on, and when he was not invited to preach at it, he literally shook the dust off of Bath off his feet and cursed the city, saying it would never prosper and remain tiny forever. Well. we can debate the prosperity issue, but certainly Bath has always been tiny, today with only about 300 permanent residents. It is a town on the Pamlico River and Sounds, east of Washington about 15 miles.