Stephen Cabarrus

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Stephen Cabarrus (1754–1808) held the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in North Carolina from 1789 to 1793 and from 1800 to 1805.

Cabarrus County, North Carolina is named after him because, while serving as speaker, Cabarrus cast the deciding vote to create the new county in 1792.[1] Born in France, Cabarrus lived in Edenton, North Carolina.[2] His remains were interred in the churchyard of St. Paul's Episcopal Church at Edenton.[1]


  1. ^ Elizabeth Van Hoore and Catherine Cockshutt (February 1975). "St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Churchyard" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01.